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Corporate Services

Corporate services are primarily responsible for the business and service functions with a focus on consistency, quality, and compliance with firm policies and procedures.

Corporate services performs various functions across our Human Resources, Finance and Administration departments.

Human Resources (HR)

Our HR department is in charge of all IAMS employees and employee-related operations.


Our Finance department deals with the sources of funding, and the capital structure of the corporation, the actions that managers take to increase the value of the corporation to the stockholders, and the tools and analysis used to allocate financial resources for each of our programs.


Our Administration department is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the organisation. The oversite of a variety of different tasks ensure that everything is running smoothly.

Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)

CQI drives service improvements through continuous and repeated cycles of changes that are guided by teams, using data to identify areas for action, develop and test strategies, and implement service re-design. It works alongside accreditation, governance, monitoring and evaluation to improve health care and outcomes.


Our organisation has maintained and achieved the following accreditation, ensuring the highest standards in quality service delivery and safety are maintained across all our services and programs.

AGPAL Accredited General Practice logo

Accredited to the RACGP Standards for AH/MDS (5th Edition) as part of the Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited.

QIP Dental Practice Accredited logo

Accredited to the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards, as part of the Quality Innovation Performance Limited (QIP) Private Dental Practice Accreditation program.

QIC QIP Accredited logo

Accredited to the QIC Health and Community Services Standards 7th Ed, as part of the Quality Innovation Performance Limited (QIP).

Board of Directors

Scott Morgan

Scott Morgan

Talarah Bull

Talarah Bull
Deputy Chairperson

Sheree Rankmore

Leanne Olive

Leanne Olive

Patricia Roberts

Patricia (Patty) Roberts

James Bell

James (Jimi) Bell

Executive Team

Kane Ellis

Kane Ellis


Make a difference in our community by becoming an IAMS member.

A person may become a director in a number of ways. They are:

  • election by the members, such election to be for the period to the second annual general meeting after that person was elected (Elected Director);
  • appointed by the directors, such appointment to be for a term of up to two years, with the precise period determined by the directors at the time of the appointment (Appointed Directors); and
  • appointment by the directors to fill any vacancy in the number of Elected Directors for the period until the next annual general meeting / no more than five months (Casual Vacancy).
  • A director whose term has expired is eligible for re-election or reappointment.

To be eligible for election as an Elected Director a person must:

  • be a member of the corporation;
  • be 18 years of age or older;
  • be an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person;
  • be nominated in writing for election by at least one member in the way determined by the directors from time to time;
  • subject to rule 17.7 in the rule book, not be ineligible to be a director under the CATSI Act or the ACNC Act;
  • have knowledge about and be committed to the Objects;
  • not been convicted of a criminal offence that is punishable by a term of
  • imprisonment of 12 months or more;
  • not be, and not in the 2 years prior to their appointment have been, an employee of the corporation; and
  • meet any other criteria relating to the composition of the board and skills and qualifications of directors as may be determined by the directors from time to time
  • To be eligible for appointment as an Appointed Director or to fill a Casual Vacancy a person must comply with all the requirements of rule 17.4(a) of the rule book other than the requirements to be a member, be nominated by a member and not be an employee of the corporation.

It entitles you to put forward ideas and common issue on what community would like to see from their organisation. Members are also entitled to receive notices of general meetings and other communications from the corporation.

To become a member of the corporation a person must:

  • be 18 years of age or older;
  • be an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person; and
  • must have resided in the Illawarra area (being Helensburgh in the north and Gerroa in the south to the bottom of Macquarie Pass and Albion Park in the west) for a minimum of 12 months prior to their application for membership.

A member is required to:

  • comply with the CATSI Act and the rule book;
  • notify the corporation of any change in their address within 28 days of the date of such change in writing or through such other method as determined by the directors from time to time;
  • comply with any code of conduct adopted by the corporation;
  • treat other members and the directors with respect and dignity; and
  • not behave in a way that significantly interferes with the operation of the corporation or of corporation meetings, including by allowing other members and the directors to speak, put forth ideas, suggestions and recommendations in an unthreatening environment

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