Our Directors

The Danila Dilba Health Service Management Committee is made up of Aboriginal people living in the Yilli Rreung Region. The Management Committee is responsible for managing and controlling the affairs of Danila Dilba Health Service in accordance to the Rules of the Association. The Board also received advice from the Audit and Risk Management Committee

Our Directors


 

 

Carol Stanislaus (Chairperson)

Carol is a Tiwi woman, born and raised in Darwin. She has worked in a variety of Indigenous positions in alcohol and other drugs, tourism, local government and justice throughout the Northern Territory and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Aboriginal Community Management and Development. Carol currently works with the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. 

 

Term expires: 2020 Annual General Meeting

 

 

Vanessa Harris 

Vanessa is the Executive Officer of the Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition. She holds a Bachelor of Health Science, majoring in Management, from Flinders University. Vanessa’s career has included employment with the Commonwealth Government, Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH), the Katherine West Health Board, an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health service, and the Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health and the Lowitja Institute.

Term expires: 2019 Annual General Meeting

 

Mark Munnich

Mark Munnich is a Gunggandji and Yawuru man, born and raised in Darwin. Mark holds a Bachelor of Laws and is currently undertaking his Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. Mark is employed as a Law Clerk with the Solicitor for the Northern Territory in the Attorney-General’s Department (AGD) and he is a former Indigenous Fellow with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights with the United Nations. Mark is also a former staff member of DDHS.

 

Term expires: 2019 Annual General Meeting

 

 

Malcolm Hauser

Malcolm is a Senior Project Officer in the Minerals and Energy Branch of the Northern Land Council. He has a background in environmental and resource management and has worked with the Northern Territory Government as an Assistant Mining Officer. He has also worked with the Commonwealth Department of Health on a Senate Inquiry into the Hearing Health of Australia. 

 

Term expires: 2020 Annual General Meeting

 

Nicole Butler (Deputy chairperson)

Nicole is a Larrakia/Wadjigan (Top End) and Eastern Arrernte (Central Australia) woman. Nicole is a qualified social worker, having completed a Bachelor of Social Work at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), graduating with Honours. She has defined her career in child and family welfare, with experience in child protection, out-of-home care, residential care services, youth at risk (street work-outreach), secure care and juvenile justice. She has undertaken research in care and protection, and program and policy development in Victoria and now in the Northern Territory. Nicole is currently Assistant Children’s Commissioner with the Office of the Children's Commissioner, Northern Territory.

Term expires: 2019 Annual General Meeting

 

 

Wayne Kurnoth (Larrakia Officer)

Wayne is a Larrakia man of the Fejo family group. He is currently employed as the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander union organiser for United Voice, supporting members with workplace issues and workers’ rights across the Northern Territory. Previously, he worked as a boiler maker/welder for 17 years in the shipbuilding, construction and oil and gas industries. In 2018, Wayne won the ACTU Organiser of the Year award.

 

Term expires: 2020 Annual General Meeting

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Shannon Daly (nee Grant)

Shannon is employed by the Top End Health Service as the Consumer and Cultural Consultant at Royal Darwin Hospital. Shannon has 13 years’ experience as an Aboriginal Health Practitioner (AHP, previously AHW), educator and lecturer, having completed her AHP training through Danila Dilba in 2001. Shannon has worked in various roles that gave her an opportunity to see Aboriginal Health through different lenses. She is passionate about the AHP’s vital role in providing culturally safe and competent care to Aboriginal people and is committed to growing the profession and engaging the profession at various tiers within Health. She is a team player who values respect, professional support, impartiality and ethical practice. Her strengths are in evidence-based strategic thinking, critical thinking, innovation and practicality. 

Term expires: 2020 Annual General Meeting

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Timmy Duggan

Timmy is currently Healthy Living Manager at the National Heart Foundation, NT Division. Timmy has had a long and varied career, starting as a professional basketball player with the Cairns Taipans. He has worked variously as a health promotions officer, as youth trainer with the Council for Aboriginal Alcohol Program Services (CAAPS), and as youth worker and mentor for Indigenous youth at Malak Re-engagement Centre and Diversity Dimensions. Timmy is the founder of the Hoops 4 Health program. He received the Top End NAIDOC Person of the Year Award in 2012 and has many other awards and achievements. 

Term expires: 2019 Annual General Meeting

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Bronwyn Rossingh (non-member)

Bronwyn has been working and living in the NT for over 20 years. She has a strong background in accounting and governance.  She is a Fellow of the Certified Practising Accountants of Australia and has a PhD in accounting.  Bronwyn has worked extensively in remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory and Western Australia in the areas of financial management, governance, community engagement, enterprise development, financial capability and well-being, education and pathway development. Bronwyn is passionate about supporting the vision of Aboriginal communities and organisations.   

Term expires: March 2021

 

 

 

David Pugh (non-member)

David is the CEO of NT Anglicare and has over 35 years experience in leadership roles within NGO’s. He holds a Master of Business degree. He was previously the CEO of St Luke's Anglicare in Bendigo, Victoria, has served on a number of government advisory councils and has worked in Milingimbi and Nhulunbuy. David is a member of the Anglicare Australia Board, the Tripartite Forum and the NT Government NGO Consultative Committee.

Term expires: December 2019