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 - Northern Terriotory (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.
 
Through this journey, Aaron is deservingly now RAHC’s Acting Northern Territory Manager. Aaron has a strong commitment to delivering quality service to health professionals, health services and stakeholders by producing positive health outcomes.  Aaron oversees the operations and clinical teams of RAHC, ensuring that RAHC delivers the best possible experience. 
 
Prior to working with RAHC Aaron worked in a tertiary hospital in Brisbane and health settings in Regional and Remote Australia.  Aaron has also worked as practice manager and coordinator for several Aboriginal Medical Services. Aaron also describes himself as a family man who enjoys spending time with his young Son.

Chris Kuhl - Senior Travel and Logistics Coordinator, Darwin

Chris is RAHC’s Senior Travel and Logistics Coordinator, and has also worked as the Regional Coordinator for the Top End. 

Chris has been based in Darwin for over 25 years and has a strong background in administrative roles in the health service sector.  She uses this experience to provide support to RAHC Health Professionals to make sure placements are a successful and rewarding experience.  Besides that Chris is pleased to be making a contribution to closing the gap, and is particularly proud to work for an organisation which provides authentic Indigenous cultural education to the wider community.

Chris enjoys yoga, reading, camping and parenting her three children.

 

Elisa Solien - 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 health professionals (HPs), and effectively and efficiently manage the HPs transport and the logistics on the ground.

With her extensive administrative and marketing skills, passion for customer service, and life experiences, she carefully manages the requirements of her clients to ensure that a smooth and seamless experience is enjoyed by all parties involved.

Elisa likes travelling and loves the Top End lifestyle, especially the outdoor activities, such as camping and fishing and loves spending time with her family and friends.

Lisa White - Regional Coordinator Central Australia and Barkly, Alice Springs

Lisa, RAHC’s Regional Coordinator, joined the team in mid-2014 and provides support to health professionals during their placement in Central Australia.  
 
Lisa has gained valuable local knowledge in relation to people, places and wide open spaces having moved to Central Australia in 1989. She has worked in central and remote communities in both the public and private sectors, in roles including project management, human resource management, training, and business development. 
 
Lisa has travelled overseas extensively and has a special interest in Nepal. Lisa loves to spend quality time with music, dogs, friends and family, wild birds/critters, camp fires and starry skies.
 

Candice Catterall - Placement Manager, Canberra

Candice, RAHC’s Placement Manager, manages the Placement Team at the Canberra office.

Candice has worked for RAHC since 2011 and currently looks after the recruitment of Registered Nurses.

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.

 
 

Shanti Galla – Placement Consultant, Canberra

Shanti, RAHC's Placement Consultant, joined the team in May 2015 as Office Coordinator. She previously provided support to applying health professionals throughout the application and credentialing process and recently has broadened her role in placements looking after the General Practitioner (GP) group. 

Shanti graduated from the Australian National University in 2013, majoring in Psychology and Sociology. She spent 2014 in Denmark, Copenhagen working and volunteering in various organisations.

Shanti likes to camp, hike, read and going to gigs in her spare time.

 

Erin Mann – Placement Consultant, Canberra

Erin is the Placement Consultant for Oral and Ear Health, who joined the the RAHC team in November 2016.

Prior to joining RAHC, Erin worked as part of the Recruitment Team, recruiting Health Professionals for the Defence On-base Health Services Project within Aspen Medical, for 3 ½ years. Erin’s main focus was the recruitment of Allied Health staff.

Outside of work, Erin loves spending time with her family and friends, reality TV and watching Ice Hockey.

Bronte Agostini – Administration Officer, Canberra

Bronte is new to the Canberra RAHC team. She finished Year 12 in 2015 and had the oppunrtinty to gain a Certificate III in Business as part of an Australian School-Based Apprenticeship. Bronte boasts a number of strong administrative skills including a high level of customer service, strong Microsoft office knowledge and professional outlook. Bronte is eager to expand her RAHC and office based knowledge and is well on her way to doing this.

Bronte describes herself as bubbly, outgoing and fun loving. Outside of work, Bronte enjoys retail therapy.  

 

Daniel Fejo – 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, Daniel Fejo.

Daniel has impressive credentials and a wealth of knowledge and wisdom in the area of delivering cultural orientation. He is a proud Larrakia man, the traditional owners of Darwin and is one of the eight group members of the family clan of Larrakia. In addition to his role with RAHC, Daniel is also employed by the Northern Territory Stolen Generations Aboriginal Corporation (NTSGAC) as the link-up, social and emotional well-being Support Officer (Counsellor) in Darwin. He has completed a Cert IV in Community Services Works and a Diploma of Narrative Approaches for Aboriginal People - Counselling, Group and Community Work.

Karen Zaveri – Brand Manager, Canberra

Karen is responsible for developing, establishing and managing professional marketing and communications strategies and campaigns for RAHC.

Karen comes with years of experience in Marketing Communications and has led many projects across multinational organisations towards achieving communication outcomes through an integrated approach. A developed marketing acumen, combined with positive attitude, enthusiasm and team player spirit, is what sums her up as a professional.

Karen enjoys exploring scenic nature trails, photography and gastronomy.

 

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.

Farah enjoys travelling, learning new skills, and doing some volunteer work on her free time.  

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 WalkerAnnette 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.