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Briana Baass
Briana Baass
Chief Allied Health Officer
Safer Care Victoria

Briana has more than 20 years of experience in the health sector across Australia, including clinical treatment, health service operations, various roles in a government department and seven years of consulting in a large global firm.

She is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management, a graduate of the College’s Management Residency Program and in 2017, she was appointed to the National Board. Her experience is aligned to organisational performance as well as health system reform; particularly in the areas of health sector governance and connecting touchpoints across the system.

With a background in clinical prosthetics and orthotics, Briana has provided direct care to people with acute, chronic and complex needs. She has also spent several years focusing on mental health including working together with Beyond Blue on evaluating the NewAccess program, with a particular focus on reaching men across Australia.

Briana will continue to support Northern Health as a special projects advisor working on key projects.

Victoria’s Chief Clinical Officers provide expert leadership, advice and guidance on healthcare quality and safety to Safer Care Victoria and the Minister for Health. They also represent their professions on policy and operational matters at the state’s highest levels.