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, 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.

Aaron Richardson - NT Manager

In January 2009 Aaron began working with RAHC as a Health Professional (Registered Nurse) working in a number of clinics in Central Australia and Top End.  Aaron commenced direct employment with RAHC in 2011 as a Clinical Coordinator.  The former roles Aaron worked in with RAHC were the Clinical Coordinator for Central Australia and Barkly and the Clinical Coordinator Support and Education role.

Today, Aaron has grown to the position of RAHC’s NT Manager overseeing the operations and clinical teams, ensuring RAHC delivers the best possible experience. Aaron has a strong commitment to delivering quality service to health professionals, health services and stakeholders by producing positive health outcomes.  

Prior to working with RAHC Aaron worked in a tertiary hospital in Brisbane and health settings in Regional and Remote Australia and has also worked as practice manager and coordinator for several Aboriginal Medical Services. 

Fiona Hildebrand - Clinical Coordinator, Top End

Fiona Hildebrand is the new Clinical Coordinator for the Top End. She is a registered nurse with wide-ranging experience in remote nursing having worked in a variety of clinics across Australia. She brings to RAHC her extensive clinical background in primary health care nursing and preventative program work in communities.

In her role, Fiona will provide clinical support to all health professionals (HPs) coming to the Top End.  She will also have responsibility for the eLearning website, clinical orientation and professional development for RAHC HPs.

Lisa Breakwell - Clinical Coordinator, Central Australia and Barkly

Lisa, started with RAHC in 2015 as a health professional and has completed 22 placements as a Remote Area Nurse, predominately in Central Australian communities. She then joined the RAHC team in 2018 as a Clinical Coordinator for the Central Australia and Barkly regions.
 
Lisa brings a wide range of clinical knowledge and diversity to the role, especially in Trauma and Primary Health Care and has an extensive clinical background in Primary Health Care within rural, urban and remote health settings. She will provide clinical support to the health professionals (HPs) coming to Central Australia and Barkly region to undertake remote health placements and will support the RAHC team.  
 

Samarah Wood - Regional Coordinator, Central Australia and Barkly

Samarah 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.

 

Chris Kuhl - Senior Travel and Logistics Coordinator, Darwin

Chris, RAHC’s Travel and Logistics Coordinator, has been based in Darwin for over 20 years and is now the Travel and Logistics Coordinator, having also worked as the Regional Coordinator for the top end. 
 
Chris has a strong background working in administrative roles in the health service sector and uses this experience to provide the Canberra and Darwin RAHC teams as well as the Health Professionals to make sure placements are successful and rewarding experiences and is pleased to be making a contribution to closing the gap.
 
 
 

Elisa Solien -Senior Top End Regional Coordinator, Darwin

Elisa joined the Darwin RAHC team in February 2016, employed as the Travel and Logistics Coordinator was promoted to the Top End Regional Coordinator in May 2016.
 
Elisa will be the primary point of contact while the HP is on placement.  She prides herself to deliver a positive placement experience for all HPs, and effectively and efficiently manage the transport and the logistics on the ground.
 
With her extensive administrative and logistics service skills, passion for customer service, and life experiences, she carefully manages the requirements of her clients to ensure that a smooth and seamless experience.

Sune` Minnaar - Administration Officer, Darwin

Sune` joined the RAHC Darwin team at the end of April 2018 and works as an Administration Officer in the RAHC Darwin office.  She is a first year nursing student who is passionate about helping people in the community.
 
Sune` has a background in office administration as well as working in the health sector. She will be assisting health professionals with the information on remote community health and wishes to one day herself make a positive difference in these communities.

Candice Catterall - Placement Manager, Canberra

Candice, RAHC’s Placement Manager, manages the Placement Team and recruitment of General Practitioners.

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.

 
 

Jeffrey Imms - Placement Consultant, Canberra

Jeffrey, RAHC’s Placement Consultant, joined the team in December of 2017. He is responsible for looking after placements for Oral Health and Ear Health.

Jeffrey has a background in retail, sales and data entry. Prior to joining RAHC, he 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.

Elsa Chohan - Placement Consultant, Canberra

Elsa, RAHC’s Placement Consultant, recently joined the placement team at the beginning of December. She previously worked in an administrative role for a hotel in Canberra. Elsa has a passion for medicine and aspires to become a health professional in the future.

This passion for the medical field brought her to RAHC where she will work directly with the health professionals to assist them in any and every way possible prior to their placements. She is responsible for looking after placements for GPs.

Jake Mackenzie - Administration Officer

Jake 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.

 

Farah Al-Gailani - Finance Officer, Canberra

Farah, RAHC”s Finance Officer, joined the team in 2014 and is responsible for accounts receivable, accounts payable, day-to-day accounting tasks as well as assisting with financial reporting. Farah is also a key point of contact for clients and suppliers with regard to finance.
 
Farah brings experience from diverse roles and areas such as Administration and Retail, with a three work experience in Washington DC. Holds an MBA from Strayer University Virgina, United States and is currently studying toward her CPA qualification.

Stella Wei - Finance Manager, Canberra

Stella joined Aspen group in 2012 and has worked on various jobs including, but not limited to Ebola project, group taxes, overseas subsidiaries management, etc.

She recently moved on to the RAHC project in November 2016 and is responsible for financial and management reporting, budget and cash management, and overseeing financial operations.

Stella has a Master degree of Professional Accounting and Bachelor of Law. She is currently a provisional member of Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia.
 

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.