RAHC Team

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

Tanya Brunt - National Manager

Tanya Brunt - National Manager of Remote Area Health Corps
Tanya Brunt, RAHC's National Manager is based in the Canberra office and leads all RAHC offices including Alice Springs, Darwin and Canberra. Tanya has worked with RAHC for over six years since she joined the team in 2010 as Placement Manager and has a deep understanding of the Indigenous health sector. Tanya actively liaises with RAHC’s stakeholders and funding body, the Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health in the Department of Health.

In her role as Placement Manger she was responsible for the recruitment of General Practitioners for placements in the Northern Territory and managed and provided guidance to the team of placement consultants specialising in dentistry, nursing and audiology.  Prior to joining RAHC Tanya worked in the ICT, banking and government sectors.

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, 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

Tony Lane - RAHC Lead Clinical Coordinator
Tony Lane has been appointed the new 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. 

Tess McGuigan - Regional Coordinator, Top End

Our Regional Coordinator in Darwin is Tess McGuigan. She is the primary contact for all health professionals undertaking their placement in the Top End.  

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.                 

Samarah Wood - Regional Coordinator, Central Australia and Barkly

Samarah Wood commenced working with RAHC as a driver in Central Australia in 2016 and has transported many of our health professionals throughout Central Australia.

With a background in operations and logistics management, Samarah is well suited to the Regional Coordinator role. She has extensive tourism  experience and previously was the Assistant Manager of Domain Resort of North Stradbroke island. She also managed her own photography business in Brisbane and spends time still pursuing her passion of freelance photography.

Jasmyn Fisher - Travel and Logistics Manager

Jasmyn Fisher is the Travel and Logistics Manager, located in Darwin. She is responsible for booking and coordinating the movements of all Dental, General Practitioners and Audiologists.

Jasmyn has extensive administrative and human resource skills from her background as a small business owner. She is currently studying for a Bachelor of Psychology, and in her spare time, she can be found walking her dogs, feeding her chickens, gardening and photographing all things nature.  

Meg Mason - Travel and Logistics Team Leader

Meg Mason is the Darwin-based Travel and Logistics Team Leader and is the point of contact for nurses travelling to and from placements in the Top End. 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. 

Candice Catterall - Placement Manager, Quality Coordinator and Board Secretary, Canberra

RAHC’s Placement Manager, Candice Catterall, manages the Placement Team and recruitment of General Practitioners. She is also RAHC's Quality Coordinator and Secretary for the RAHC Board. 

Candice has worked for RAHC since 2011 and had previously managed the recruitment of Registered Nurses and Allied Health.

Prior to commencing with RAHC Candice worked as an Employment Assistant Consultant with a Job Services Australia agency where she was responsible for placing candidates of varied skill levels and with varied barriers in a number of industries across Canberra.

 

Jeff Imms - Placement Coordinator Team Leader, Canberra

Jeff Imms, RAHC’s Placement Coordinator Team Leader, is responsible for looking after placements for Registered Nurses and Allied Health. Jeff has worked for RAHC since December of 2017 and was previously the Placement Coordinator for Oral Health and Ear Health.

Prior to joining RAHC, Jeff was in a data entry role with Prime Media Group and subsequently worked with Kincare where he scheduled rosters for in-home aged and disability care. He is passionate about animals, music and in his spare time, Jeff trains Muay Thai kickboxing.

Annie Watson - Placement Coordinator, Canberra

Annie Watson - Placement Coordinator of Remote Area Health Corps
Annie Watson joined the RAHC Placement Team in July 2019 as the Placement Coordinator for Ear and Oral Health.  
 
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 - Administration Officer, Canberra

Jake Mackenzie joined the RAHC Canberra team in June 2018 and works as an Administration Officer in the RAHC Canberra Office supporting the Placement team.

Jake previously worked at the Housing Industry Association and has 3 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, Darwin

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.

 

Nisreen Hamzeh - Finance Officer, Canberra

Nisreen Hamzeh - Remote Area Health Corps Finance Officer
Nisreen Hamzeh, RAHC’s Finance Officer, joined the team in December 2018 and is responsible for accounts receivable, accounts payable, day-to-day accounting tasks and assisting with financial reporting.

Nisreen brings a well-rounded experience from her roles in Administration and Payroll after completing a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Canberra where she majored in Accounting and Marketing Management. Nisreen, in her spare time, loves exploring nature and spending time with family. 

 

In Memoriam

Annette Walker
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.