The CATHCA Board Members - 2021

Dr Douglas Ross, Chairperson, KwaDukuza Hospital Manager

Bishop Frank Nubuasah SVD, Ex-Officio Member, SACBC Liaison Bishop

Fr Hugh O’Connor, Ex-Officio Member, SACBC Secretary-General

Fr Bheki Shabalala CMM, Ex-Officio Member, LCCL-SA Representative

Sr Maureen Yenson OP, Treasurer

Fr Siphelele Gwanisheni OFM, Co-Opted Member

Sr Sophia Phiri, Elected Member

Ms Albina Kekana Semelane, Elected Member

Mr Bheki Jama, Elected Member

Mr Thembekile Kanise, Co-Opted Member

 

Dr DOUGLAS ROSS

Acting Chairperson

Dr Douglas Ross is currently a Hospital Manager for Africa Health Care, seconded to KwaDukuza Private Hospital, at KwaDukuza, which is north of the city of Durban, in the Province of KwaZulu Natal.Dr Ross is highly experienced in healthcare management, having worked for 25 years in Chief Executive/ Hospital Manager roles in both the South African non-profit and for-profit health sectors. He holds an MBA and remains a registered medical practitioner who maintained patient contact for 19 years of his executive career as a part-time general practitioner and clinical researcher.

During his career, Dr Ross has led a non-profit mission hospital which functioned as a public-sector district hospital, acute private hospitals, and a sub-acute and rehabilitation hospital. 

Dr Ross has extensive governance experience in the SA non-profit health sector, having been the director of St Mary’s Hospital Nursing College, and holding various positions on the board of CATHCA over a period of more than fifteen years. Dr Ross is currently the Chairperson of the board of CATHCA.

Dr Ross feels he has “benefited significantly at both a personal and professional level and has grown in his Catholic faith through his many years of involvement in governance with CATHCA”.  

Bishop FRANK NUBUASAH SVD

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Fr HUGH O'CONNOR

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Fr SIPHELELE GWANISHENI OFM

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Fr BHEKI SHABALALA

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Sr SOPHIA PIRI

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Sr MAUREEN YENSON

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Mr THEMBEKILE KANISE

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Mrs ALBINA KEKANA SEMELANE

Mrs Kekana has nursing Diplomas in Administration, Community Health, Education , Clinical Care and Midwifery.  She holds degrees from UNISA (BA Cur. Hons.) and Masters in Public Health. (University of Liverpool, UK).

She practised as a qualified nurse at Pretoria Hospital (now Steve Biko Hospital) for 10 years, at the Ga-Rankuwa Hospital for 10 years, and was the Director of Nursing Services in Limpopo Province for 10 years. 

She established the post graduate Health Promotion Course at the University of the North for 6 years.

She also established the NPO ‘Girl Child Movement’ in Limpopo, under the sponsorship of UNICEF for 6 years.  She established and registered the Pretoria Arch- Diocese Health & Welfare Association – affiliated to CATHCA – as a non-profit organization in 2019.

Mr BHEKI JAMA

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