Management team

Welcome to Hawkesbury District Health Service's Management Committee.

Strephon Billinghurst - Chief Executive Officer

Strephon Billinghurst was appointed Chief Executive Officer in November 2015, when Hawkesbury District Health Service transferred to St John of God Health Care. Strephon has extensive experience in senior roles in acute private and public hospitals. Directly prior to his appointment at Hawkesbury District Health Service, Strephon was Chief Executive Officer of St John of God Richmond Hospital. He has also held roles with Calvary Hospital  including Director of Operations and Nursing Director – Emergency, Perioperative, Mental Health and Critical Care; and with Flinders Medical Centre as Nursing Director – Emergency and Perioperative Medicine and Acting Executive Director of Nursing – Midwifery and Patient Services. Strephon’s qualifications include a Masters in Health Services Management, a Bachelor of Nursing and a Graduate Diploma in Catholic Leadership from the Australian Catholic University.

Lisa Connell - Director of Mission

Lisa Connell was appointed Director of Mission in November 2015. Prior to this role, Lisa was Director of Mission at St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital. Lisa has extensive experience working at Calvary Community Care and in developing countries which has honed her skills in growing and embedding a culture which recognises the unique dignity of every human being, and delivers a service which is committed to respect, hospitality, justice, excellence and compassion. Lisa holds critical care nursing qualifications, a Masters of Public Advocacy and Action, a PhD in Human-trafficking, and she is currently undertaking a Graduate Certificate in Theology.

Belinda Mott – Director of Financial Services 

Belinda Mott was appointed Director of Finance in January 1998. She joined the hospital as a member of the original commissioning team when the hospital was built and then opened in 1996. Belinda has extensive experience working at Hawkesbury District Health Service and over the past 20 years has actively managed the administration and compliance of hospital’s public-private partnership with the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District. Belinda holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting and is a Certified Practising Accountant.

Scott Daczko - Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Community Health

Scott Daczko was appointed Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Community Health in July 2016. Scott has more than twenty years’ experience working in the NSW health system, holding senior management and executive positions with NSW Health. Prior to this role, Scott worked as the Nurse Manager Operations Medicine and Cancer Services at Westmead Hospital, and held a number of other senior nursing roles within Westmead Hospital from 2011 to 2016. Scott also has extensive nursing experience across a broad range of clinical specialities areas, having also worked for 15 years at Nepean Hospital.