RAHC Team

The Remote Area Health Corps has offices in Canberra, Darwin and Alice Springs. Meet our Team below

 David Glasson - National Manager

David Glasson - National Manager of Remote Area Health Corps

We are pleased to announce the appointment of David Glasson as its National Manager. David commenced this position on 17 February 2020.

As the previous CEO of the not-for-profit companies Victorian Metropolitan Alliance and Eastern Victoria GP Training, David brings a wealth of experience to the role. He has spent 15 years organising education and training for health professionals to deliver quality primary healthcare across Australia.

David also brings a deep understanding of the Indigenous healthcare sector having spent many years focused on addressing the uneven distribution of the workforce within regional areas of Victoria, including in Indigenous communities.

David will be based in at RAHC’s Canberra head office from where he will lead the Northern Territory teams in Alice Springs and Darwin 

Fiona Hildebrand - Clinical Manager, Top End 

Fiona Hildebrand - Clinical Manager

Fiona Hildebrand is the Clinical Manager based in Darwin. She is a registered nurse with wide-ranging experience in remote nursing having worked in a variety of health services across Australia. She has an extensive clinical background in primary health care nursing and preventative program work in communities. Fiona has a Masters in Public Health, a Graduate Certificate in Social Marketing for Health, and a Graduate Certificate in Remote Health Practice. 

In her role as Clinical Manager, Fiona will provide clinical support to all health professionals (HPs) coming to the Northern Territory. She will also have responsibility for managing, promoting and supporting professional development (PD) for HPs including overseeing the eLearning platform, the Remote Educator programme and the clinical orientation for new-to-remote HPs. 

In her spare time, Fiona teaches Indigenous health to Bachelor of Nursing students, tries to reign herself in from buying more indoor plants and attempts to train her ball of energy dog Heli with her husband Irawan.

Tony Lane - Lead Clinical Coordinator, Top End

Tony Lane - RAHC Lead Clinical Coordinator
Tony Lane has been appointed the Lead Clinical Coordinator and will be working out of the RAHC Darwin office. He is a highly experienced Registered Nurse who brings extensive clinical knowledge and remote clinical experience to the role. Tony has previously worked in primary healthcare positions across Australia, New Zealand and more recently in the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea. 
 
Tony is the friendly face who will provide clinical support to all health professionals (HPs) travelling to the NT to undertake a RAHC placement. He is also responsible for the Remote Educator support programme and will be handling professional development reimbursements for all the RAHC HPs. 
 
Tony is an avid traveller, both nationally and internationally, embracing different cultures, sites and sounds from all of his adventures. In his spare time, you will find Tony enjoying a coffee and looking at where his next trip will take him. 

Linda Keating - Clinical Coordinator, Central Australia and Barkly

Linda Keating, RAHC Clinical Coordinator

Linda Keating joined the RAHC team in 2019 as the Clinical Coordinator,  based in Alice Springs. She has a world of experience within the healthcare industry, working as a clinician in primary, women's and Indigenous healthcare as well as working as a Midwife.

Within RAHC, she is responsible for clinically supporting health professionals before and during their placements. Her main roles include delivering clinical orientation to General Practitioners and Registered Nurses, working on the continual development of RAHC free e-learning modules and assisting with immunisations.

Linda holds a Bachelor of Nursing and a Master of Science. She is also currently a Registered Nurse and Midwife. In her spare time, she likes to cook, go camping, travel overseas and spend time with her family.

Tess McGuigan - Travel and Logistics Manager, Top End 

Tess McGuigan - RAHC Regional Coordinator

Our Travel and Logistics Manager in the Territory is Tess McGuigan. She is also currently the primary contact for all health professionals undertaking their placement in the Top End region.  

With a background in marketing and logistics, Tess brings to the role a range of experiences with a strong focus on operations and customer service. During her spare time, Tess loves to indulge in her passions for cooking and practising yoga.                 

Meg Mason - Travel and Logistics Team Leader, Top End

Meg Mason - RAHC Travel of Logistics Team Leader
Meg Mason is the Darwin-based Travel and Logistics Team Leader and is the point of contact for all Health Professionals travelling to and from placements in the Northern Territory. She was the previous Travel and Logistics Coordinator before accepting her new role in September 2019. 
 
Meg has significant experience of working and living in remote and rural parts of the Territory, making her a valued addition to the RAHC team. During her spare time, especially when she is working remote, Meg loves to spend her time fishing and cooking. 

Karl Chandler - Regional Coordinator, Central Australia and Barkly

Karl Chandler - RAHC Regional Coordinator for Central Australia and Barkly

Karl Chandler is our Regional Coordinator for Central Australia and Barkly.

He brings vast experience to the role with a background in transport and logistics. Karl will be the primary point of contact for all Health Professional undertaking placements in this region.

Karl has lived in the Northern Territory for over 28 years. During this time, he has been working and living in remote parts of the Territory acquiring significant experience in operational roles including training, compliance and workplace health and safety.

In his spare time, Karl loves to spend time with his family, read ancient literature and travel.  

Annie Watson - Placement Manager, Quality Coordinator and Board Secretary, Canberra

Annie Watson - Placement Coordinator of Remote Area Health Corps
Placement Manager, Annie Watson, manages the Placement Team and recruitment of General Practitioners and Oral Health Practitioners. She is also RAHC's Quality Coordinator and Secretary for the RAHC Board
 
Annie has worked for RAHC since 2019 and had previously managed the recruitment of Ear and Oral Health craft groups.
 
Previous to her role in RAHC, Annie worked in recruitment and administrative roles. During this time, she specialised in recruiting business support personnel for Not-for-Profit and Healthcare organisations.
 
In her spare time, you’ll find Annie bouldering, running or playing with her cats.

Jake Mackenzie - Placement Coordinator and Administration Officer, Canberra

Jake MacKenzie - RAHC Administration Officer
Jake Mackenzie is one of our RAHC Placement Coordinator, who is responsible for looking after placements for Oral and Allied Health. Based in the Canberra office, Jake has taken on his new Coordinator role whilst maintaining his position as RAHC's Administration Officer.  
 
Jake previously worked at the Housing Industry Association and has three years’ experience in customer service and administration. He also has a passion for sports, playing hockey in winter months and Oztag in the summer. 

Norma Benger - Cultural Orientation Trainer, Top End

Norma Benger - RAHC Cultural Trainer

As a part of our support system for Health Professionals, RAHC offers Cultural Orientation Training in-house through an experienced trainer with subject-matter expertise, Norma Benger. 

Norma has impressive credentials and a wealth of knowledge and wisdom in the area of delivering cultural orientation. She is a proud Marathiel/Murinpatha woman who originates from the west Daly River Region who has worked within the healthcare sector as a Community Consultant and Cultural Educator Mentor, as well as working with the local bush court circuit as an Interpreter/coordinator.

Norma is also an established artist and weaver who regular holds exhibitions both nationally and internationally.

Glory Mak - Finance Manager, Canberra

Glory Mak - Remote Area Health Corps Finance Manager

Glory Mak joined the Canberra-based team in April 2019 and is currently responsible for overseeing all the financial operations for the RAHC programme including financial reporting, budgeting and cash management.

With over 10 years experience in a variety of financial management and accountancy roles, Glory is a certified accountant with CPA Australia. During her spare time, one of her favourite things to do is hot yoga.

 

 

In Memoriam

Annette Walker
1973 to 2012

Annette Walker passed away on December 30 2012.

Annette was a valued member of the RAHC team. She joined RAHC in 2009 as a consultant and then became Placement Manager in 2010. Annette was dedicated to her work, colleagues and supporting health professionals achieve successful placements. In recent times she had been responsible for GP placements and had successfully applied her many skills to building the volume of these placements. It was a pleasure to work with her and enjoy her vivacious personality, her caring nature and commitment to getting the job done. Annette is survived by her husband and 3 beautiful boys.