Management team

Jenny Brenton – Acting Chief Executive Officer

Jenny Brenton was appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer of St John of God Subiaco Hospital in April 2022. Prior to assuming this role, Jenny was the Director Nursing, Clinical Operations and Excellence from January 2018, and was responsible for leading the hospital’s nursing and midwifery services on clinical matters and the provision of exceptional patient-centred care.

Jenny brings a wealth of skills in clinical nursing, change management and leadership to the role, having previously worked as Director of Nursing at Armadale Hospital and in various senior positions at Fiona Stanley Hospital, Fremantle Hospital, the State Acute Demand Unit and St John of God Murdoch Hospital. Jenny holds a postgraduate Diploma in Coaching, Mentoring and Interpersonal Facilitation.

Joseph Pascuzzi - Director of Finance

Joseph Pascuzzi is responsible for all aspects of financial governance for St John of God Subiaco Hospital and was appointed in June 2019. Joseph is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has extensive experience in finance and commercial advisory, technical accounting and procurement in varying industries and across varying geographies. 

Most recently he has worked as Commercial & Finance Director for the Health business at Serco (based at the Fiona Stanley Hospital in Western Australia), the General Manager Finance and Procurement for G4S Australia and New Zealand and prior to that he was Director, Finance Advisory for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in Perth. Joseph has also worked in the United Kingdom and Europe as Chief Financial Officer for Quercus Investment Partners and Group Financial Controller for Capital Dynamics.

Steve Cohen-Jones - Director of Business & Service Development

Steve Cohen-Jones was appointed to the newly created position of Director Business & Service Development in November 2017 and has responsibility for leading the hospital’s growth and marketing activities.

Steve has extensive leadership experience in business development and marketing, predominantly within the health sector, and has developed new brands, products, services and businesses to meet the evolving healthcare needs of the community. His qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce, with double major in Marketing and Management and he is a Graduate of the Institute of Company Directors.

Steve is passionate about the advancement of better healthcare experiences for both patients and providers.

Prof Eli Gabbay – Acting Director of Medical Services

Prof Eli Gabbay was appointed as the Acting Director of Medical Services in February 2022 and is responsible for medical governance, junior medical staff, pharmacy, clinical trials and research

Jennifer Healey - Director of Mission Integration

Jennifer Healey was appointed in October 2017 and is responsible for supporting the Chief Executive Officer and executive team in providing leadership that seeks to strengthen and facilitate the Mission of St John of God Health Care.

Jennifer has a breadth of experience in leadership with prior roles including Principal of Loreto Nedlands and Director of the Office of University Relations at The University of Notre Dame Australia. Her professional qualifications include a Master of Religious Education, Bachelor of Education and Diploma of Teaching. 

Jason Soper - Director of Procurement (Subiaco & Bunbury)

Jason Soper was appointed to the newly created position of Hospital Procurement Director in July 2021 and has responsibility for leading the hospitals procurement function.

Throughout his 20-year career in the health sector Jason has held several management and senior sales roles. Most recently Jason has worked for Medtronic in a number of regional and national management roles across their neurovascular and neurosurgery business units. Jason is passionate about good healthcare and is excited to be joining the SJOG group and particularly Subiaco and Bunbury hospitals in this new role. He is looking forward to putting his wealth of experience in the medical device industry to good use as he continues to collaborate with both caregivers and hospital leaders to deliver not only the best patient outcomes but also build successful partnerships with our key vendors.

Annie Thompson – Acting Director Nursing, Clinical Operations and Excellence

Prior to accepting the position of Acting Director of Nursing, Clinical Operations and Excellence, Annie held a number of diverse roles at St John of God Subiaco Hospital. Annie was previously the Deputy Director Clinical Development and Operations and the Deputy Director of Nursing Clinical Operations and Patient Flow.  

Annie has also held nursing leadership roles within South Metropolitan Health Services and Perth Children’s Hospital including Director Projects Operational Readiness (PCH), Corporate Nursing Director, Nursing Co-Director Medical and Aged Care Services and she was the Commissioning Lead that oversaw the transition of tertiary services from Fremantle Hospital & Health Service to commission Fiona Stanley Hospital.

Annie has over 25 years’ experience of nursing across many acute specialties with over 10 years in leadership and transformation roles

David Lyle - Deputy Director Nursing, Surgical Services 

As Deputy Director of Nursing, Surgical and Acute Care at St John of God Subiaco Hospital, David Lyle is responsible for inpatient surgical wards including intensive care, coronary care, Cardiovascular Intervention Lab and Nursing Pain Service. David was Manager of Surgical Services at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland and General Manager of Governance, Risk and Quality with the Bethanie Group in WA.

David has over 30 years’ experience in acute nursing, aged and community services, governance and management. David holds Bachelor degrees in Nursing and Health Science, a Masters in Health Informatics, and post-graduate diplomas in critical care, cancer nursing and infection control.

Ellen Almond - Deputy Director Nursing, Medical and Maternity Services

Ellen Almond was appointed Deputy Director of Women’s, Children’s, Newborn and Medical Nursing in September 2019 and brings a breath of clinical experience. Ellen has worked at St John of God Subiaco Hospital for 20 years and began as a graduate nurse on Wards 43, 52 and 61. Ellen also worked as a nurse in Chelsea and Westminster, and in a HIV Clinic in London.

On her return to Australia, Ellen re-joined St John of God Subiaco Hospital as a registered nurse and over time became a clinical nurse and then a nurse unit manager. Ellen holds a graduate Diploma in Health Promotion, a postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Nursing and a postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Management.

Sarah Payne -  Deputy Director of Procedural Services

Sarah Payne was appointed as the Deputy Director of Perioperative Services in August 2018. In this role, Sarah is responsible for Perioperative Services, Short Stay Unit and Medical Procedure Unit.

Sarah has over 25 years of perioperative experience and has held senior perioperative leadership roles across South, East and North Metropolitan Health Services including Director Projects Operational Readiness on projects at Fiona Stanley Hospital and Perth Children’s Hospital.