RAHC appoints Tanya Brunt as Acting General Manager
The Board of Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) has appointed Tanya Brunt as Acting General Manager following the departure of Philip Roberts, who led RAHC since 2010.
Having worked with RAHC for over six years since she joined the team in 2010 as Placement Manager, Tanya has gained a deep understanding of the Indigenous health sector. In her role as Placement Manger she was responsible for the recruitment of General Practitioners for placements in the Northern Territory and provided guidance to the team of placement consultants specialising in dentistry, nursing and audiology. Tanya also deputised as General Manager. Prior to joining RAHC Tanya worked in the ICT, banking and government sectors.
“I would like to thank the Board for entrusting me with leading the team through this period of change and I would also like to thank Philip for his leadership of RAHC over the past six years. Under Philip’s guidance we developed many initiatives, which have made it easier for health professionals to commit to placements in the Northern Territory including eLearning and the introduction of Remote Educators to support new-to-remote health professionals”, said Ms Brunt.
Tanya will be based in the Canberra office and will lead all RAHC offices including in Alice Springs, Darwin and Canberra.
Since 2008, RAHC has provided 3,779 health professional placements into remote communities in the Northern Territory, who collectively have provided the equivalent of 337 years of service. RAHC was recently re-funded by the Federal Government for a further three years.