National Executive Committee

The National Executive Committee is elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held during the ACNN National Conference. Nominations for Executive positions are called for prior to the AGM. All executive positions become vacant annually and are open for nominations from members, subject to conditions within the constitution.

The Executive comprises office-bearers and ordinary members. From time to time there may be additional members for specific roles as determined by the Executive. 

The Executive meets via teleconference monthly and face to face twice a year. 

Executive - 2020 to 2021

Appointed at the AGM on 3 September 2020

President: Anndrea Flint
Vice President: Amy Forbes-Coe
Secretary and Public Officer: Shelley Reid
Treasurer: Samantha Lannan
Professional Officer: Linda Ng
Ordinary Members: Dustylee Williams, Sarah Neale (Social Media)

President: Anndrea Flint - QLD

Anndrea is a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner at Redcliffe Maternity Unit. She completed a Master of Nursing Science - Nurse Practitioner at QUT in 2016. Anndrea has worked in many roles in maternity and neonatal settings and this enables her to have a broad view of neonatal care. The scope of her current role includes,  special care nursery, birth suite, maternity ward and outpatient activity. Anndrea's current research interests are IV cannulas in neonates, Neonatal Skin Care, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Overnight oximetry in neonates. 

Vice President: Amy Forbes-Coe - QLD

Amy is an English trained nurse who worked in Leicester and London before moving to Australia in 2004. Amy worked as a transport nurse for NETS, Victoria before moving to Townsville in 2007 and undertaking her Nurse Practitioner training, becoming endorsed in 2010.  Amy has been an active member within  ACNN and is the assistant secretary and involved in the NNP and LRC special interest groups. She is the chair of the NNP Methods group within COINN, looking to explore the diversity of the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) role globally.

Treasurer: Samantha Lannan - TAS

Samantha is a registered nurse and midwife who has worked as a neonatal nurse for over twenty years.  She has worked in several neonatal units around Australia and has held clinical nurse, clinical facilitator and nurse unit manager positions. Samantha is currently working as a neonatal nurse in Hobart and maintains her passion for family centred care. She was an active member of the Queensland Branch of ACNN before taking on the role of assistant treasurer and then treasurer on the ACNN national executive committee.

Secretary and Public Officer:  Shelley Reid - NSW

Shelley has a background in neonatal nursing and currently works as a clinical audit and research clinical nurse specialist at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Newborn Care in Sydney. She was founding editor from 1998 and for the first six years of Neonatal, Paediatric and Child Health Nursing and continues to work as a freelance editor. Her particular interests revolve around developmentally supportive care for the preterm neonate, the psychological aspects of preterm infants within families, family centred care and professional aspects of neonatal nursing.  Shelley is currently a PhD candidate at the Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Sydney.

Professional Officer: Dr Linda Ng - QLD

Linda has clinical experience and qualifications in Adult Intensive Care and Neonatal Intensive Care.  Linda’s research focuses on postgraduate education of Registered Nurses and its impact on nursing care as well as on retention of nurses in the industry. She has an interest in simulation and neonatal skin. Linda is amember of The Honour Society of Nursing Sigma Theta Tau International-Phi Delta Chapter at Large and a collaborator in the Education, Simulation and Scholarship.  

Ordinary Member: Dustylee Williams - QLD 

Stepped down 8 June 2021.
We thank Dustylee for her contributions during her term on the Executive.

Social Media: Sarah Neale

Sarah has worked in neonatal units around Australia and currently calls Sydney home. She is passionate about supporting new and innovative ways of improving clinical care and compassionate teamwork, and has completed a Masters in Nursing – Clinical Teaching and Leadership. Sarah manages the ACNN social media accounts, and hopes to  increase awareness of the work and research Australian neonatal nurses achieve, and to raise the profile of our profession.

Updated 14.06. 2021