Dr Jacinta Powell was appointed to the role of Executive Director, Logan Bayisde Health Network in August 2017 after acting in the position for a number of months. Prior to this was the Director of Medical Services for Logan and Beaudesert Hospitals, the Medical Director for the Metro North Mental Health Service and Clinical Director for The Prince Charles Hospital. Her previous experience includes Director, Inner North Brisbane Mental Health Service, Director of Herston Mental Health Services and founder of the Eating Disorders service at Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital.
Dr Powell’s qualifications include the Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (1994), a Masters of Health Administration from the University of NSW (2002) and a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (2011). Dr Powell has experience in working in state wide roles as the Principal Advisor in Psychiatry and Director of Mental Health for Queensland. She has been an active member of the Queensland Branch of the RANZCP for many years currently holding the position of Chair of the Queensland Branch Training Committee.
She is a surveyor with the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards and has a keen interest in health care systems, patient safety and consumer and carer engagement. Dr Powell maintains an active clinical practice working with adults with severe, chronic and complex mental illness including providing a consultation liaison psychiatry service to the renal dialysis unit.