After graduating from UNSW, Dr Beange began her career in General Practice in Sydney before establishing herself in Dubbo in 1988. As her interests in health diversified, she took up positions in Women’s Health, Drug and Alcohol, Aboriginal Health, Youth Health and teaching. She has representative positions at the local state and national level with groups working to address access to primary care, and health system efficacy.
Following her passion for system reform and health equity, Dr Beange diverted her career to health service governance, management and development; initially as Chief Executive Officer of Dubbo/Plains Division of General Practice, Director and Chair of General Practice NSW, followed by appointment as CEO of Western NSW Medicare Local and interim CEO of Western NSW Primary Health Network.
Dr Beange relocated to Port Macquarie in 2016 where she has worked at headspace, as GP Clinical Adviser for the North Coast Primary Health Network and Chair of the Hastings Macleay Clinical Council. Dr Beange is now continuing her work as General Practitioner and is an active member of the Healthy North Coast Board, since 2022.
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