Vanessa Janissen

Vanessa Janissen

Director of Corporate Strategy, Systems and Support

Vanessa and her team lead strategic reform initiatives that improve how NSW Health Pathology corporate structures support the delivery of quality, timely and value for money services. This includes ensuring NSW Health Pathology maximises the benefits of information technology, capital planning, procurement, and logistics management. They develop strategic level plans ensuring risk is appropriately considered and monitor/benchmark the organisations performance. Vanessa is responsible for ensuring NSW Health Pathology has effective corporate governance processes in place including overseeing the audit function. 


Vanessa has worked in public health for over 14 years and has successfully applied her background in accounting and management consulting to a range of initiatives. She's regarded for her expertise in project and change management and has led several successful transformation projects such as the roll out of digital imaging across Hunter New England Health, the transition of eight Area Health Services to 15 Local Health Districts in NSW and the implementation of the National Health Reform Agreement within the Ministry of Health.


Vanessa has a Bachelor of Commerce, a Graduate Diploma in Marketing and a Masters of Business Administration. Vanessa is passionate about looking for new and better ways of doing things and helping transform organisations.