Board Subcommittees

Community Advisory Committee

The Community Advisory Committee provides advice and leadership on strategies for effective community participation and ensures that consumers and community views are reflected in service delivery, planning and policy development. Find out more about the Community Advisory Committee.

Chair: John Gavens


  • Candice Charles
  • Katherine Stevenson

Community Representative Members:

  • Andrea Cooper
  • Billy Park
  • Kevyn Morris (Co-chair)
  • Wolfie Sun
  • Rana Ebrahimi
  • Jody Letts

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee advises the Board on matters relating to financial strategies and performance as well as capital management.

Chair: Sue Banks


  • John Donovan
  • David Stevenson

Safety and Quality Committee

The Safety and Quality Committee provides advice and direction to the Board of Directors of Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) on the continuous quality improvement of services, provided and purchased by DHSV. The committee oversee the implementation and evaluation of safety, quality and clinical governance activities across services.

Chair: Antony Tobin


  • Charles Power
  • Katherine Stevens

External members:

  • Sandra Anderson Community Representative member
  • Roxanne Maule

Agency Representatives:

  • Keegan Crow
  • Felicia Valianatos

Population Health Committee

The role of the Population Health Committee is to provide advice and recommendations to the Board on health issues affecting the population served by DHSV. It also serves as the Victorian Oral Health Promotion Advisory Group, overseeing the development of the new Victorian action plan to prevent oral disease 2019–2032.

Chair: Nicole Bartholomeusz


  • Antony Tobin
  • Candice Charles
  • Kevyn Morris, Consumer Representative
  • Ankur Singh, University of Melbourne
  • Santosh Tadakamadla, La Trobe University
  • Anil Raichur Public sector oral health (DHHS)
  • Jonathan Teo, Manager, Merri Health Community Dental Agency
  • Pooja Rai, Albury Wodonga Health

Audit & Risk Committee

The Audit and Risk Committee assists the DHSV Board to fulfil its corporate governance and oversight responsibilities in relation to financial reporting, internal control systems, risk management systems and the internal and external audit functions.

Chair: Katherine Stevens


  • John Donovan
  • John Gavens
  • Sue Banks

External members:

  • Elizabeth Davenport (Independent member)

People & Culture Committee

The People & Culture Committee ensures the continuous and effective functioning of DHSV by monitoring, People Matters issues, the performance, remuneration and professional development of the CEO, Executive and DHSV Board of Directors.

Chair: David Stevenson


  • Nicole Bartholomeusz
  • John Gavens
  • Sue Banks