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Our Team

Our team are not always in the same location, working the same hours and days and we are definitely not the same people with the same interests. What is essential is that we all share one goal, we are passionate about helping people and work hard to achieve it as a team.

My role as a Wellbeing worker at TeamHEALTH is honestly the most rewarding job I have had yet. I feel honoured that I get to work so close with participants as they trust me to help them in areas where they need support in their lives and daily living skills. My role does not feel like a 9-5 job more so a passion & an honour that I have the privilege of working with people from all walks of life’s. Watching participants reach goals & grow in their confidence is fulfilling. I am so grateful to work at TeamHEALTH & continue to support individuals in their everyday lives.

Tilly (Mental Health Recovery Worker), Darwin

We are a non-clinical setting that looks at supporting people in a holistic way, as poor mental health impacts every aspect of an individual’s life. We help to restore their belief in themselves and teach them basic life skills that they can use to support themselves. I find this work very rewarding and challenging. I hope that having people in the community will help to remove stigma that still exists around having a mental health illness. We have some individuals in our residential program who have been long-term participants, so we have been able to get to know them very well, going through their joys and sorrows. These individuals are often living with chronic mental health illness/issues, which poses a huge challenge for them. So it is a privilege to be able to help them in their ongoing battle with mental health. It is something I feel very passionate about, especially in providing such individuals with a clean and comfortable home that is welcoming to them. It’s about treating people with respect and dignity. It’s great to help people get their lives back on track, by giving them the tools and skills to improve and manage their mental health

Bridie (Mental Health Recovery Worker), Darwin

I do not see my job as an everyday task but as a passion. I love empowering people to re connect with themselves and to see them make changes to their life that they never thought was possible. To be able to listen and follow a client's personal journey through grief, trauma or unexpected changes in their life and walk next to them in their transformation and growth, is to me the reason I go to work every day. I am allowed to follow my passion to support people that have disconnected, listen to their story and see when some of their dreams become reality. Our team work closely with each other, share ideas, respect each other’s opinion, address issues, communicate openly, include and involve all members in any arising issues. We laugh together, we cry together but most importantly we are there for each other.

Christel (Child and Family Wellbeing Worker), Palmerston

Kasee, Psychosocial Rehabilitation Worker

Heather, Aged Care Support Worker

Catherine and Marshall - Coordinator & Psychosocial Rehabilitation Worker


01 Mark Spazzapan

Markus Spazzapan

Chair, Public Officer and Secretary

Markus joined the Board of TeamHEALTH in 2011-12. Markus is a Consultant with Ward Keller and has practiced law in the NT since the mid-1980s. Markus has been a prominent member of the Darwin community for over thirty years.

02 Jessica Silvester

Jessica Silvester

Vice Chair

Jessica joined the TeamHEALTH Board in May 2019. Jessica is a Director in the EY Darwin office. She has over 12 years’ experience providing support to all levels of government across aged care, health, remote employment services, procurement, justice services, Aboriginal affairs and public housing NT government, along with a range of industries and private clients in the NT. Through this experience, Jessica understands the priorities and challenges for Government in delivering services to our urban, regional and remote communities.

03 Amin Islam

Amin Islam


Amin joined the TeamHEALTH Board in May 2015 bringing skills in the field of audit, finance, management accounting and risk management. He is a Chartered Accountant and member of the Institute of Company Directors. Amin was a former partner with Ernst & Young and Director of Merit Partners with 45 years of experience. He is also currently board member of Somerville Community Services Inc. and formerly on the board of the Top End Health Service.

05 Tracey Myles

Tracey Myles

Board Member

Diagnosed as having bipolar disorder in 2011, Tracey now uses her experience as a consumer and carer in her role at Top End Mental Health Services. Employed as a Consumer Consultant, she advocates for consumers by assisting them to navigate mental health pathways, helping them to speak up and influencing policy and procedures within the service. In addition to bringing a consumer voice to the TeamHEALTH Board, Tracey also brings her experience of 10 years’ service on the Board of Nightcliff Community Bank and previously, the Autism Advisory Board of Australia and Children with Disability Australia.

06 Kim Hill

Kim Hill

Board Member

Kim joined the Board of TeamHEALTH in 2017. He is currently the Managing Director of his Family Civil and Construction Company based in Darwin. Prior to going into Business, Kim held Senior Advocacy and Executive Administrative positions within Governments and the Non-Government Sector for over 20 years. He has a particular interest in the “breaking poverty and the dependency cycle” of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their communities. Kim is also a voluntary board member of NT Cricket.

Management Team

Anne Gawen Lr

Anne Gawen MAICD

Chief Executive Officer

Anne joined TeamHEALTH in September 2019, returning to the Territory (where she was born) after an extended period working in NSW and SA. Anne is an established CEO and Board Member and has completed her MBA with over 26 years’ experience in the Non-Government sector and a strong background in both grassroots service delivery, strategic business development, financial performance and human resources management. Anne has worked extensively in the Community Services Sector, including children services, family carers, disability, ageing and mental health services across South Australia. Anne is a passionate leader within the community sector and places great value on relationships to deliver outcomes and furthering standards of excellence.

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Kylie Ella

Deputy CEO | Mental Health Promotion Manager

Kylie Ella joined TeamHEALTH in October 2015. Kylie’s background includes psychology and public health. Kylie brings with her over fifteen years’ experience working in the health sector in the areas of health management and administration.

As Deputy CEO | Mental Health Promotion Manager, Kylie is responsible for the management of all Residential Services, The Way Back Program and NDIS Supports.

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Kylie Beard

Business Services Manager

Kylie Beard joined TeamHEALTH in January 2018 as the Business Services Manager. Kylie is a born and bred Territorian with 20 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant. She has worked as an Auditor with KPMG Darwin and Financial management in the UK and Melbourne.

Kylie moved back to Darwin in 2009, and now has nearly 10 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector. Before joining TeamHEALTH, Kylie was CEO for 12 months with Alzheimer’s Australia NT Inc whilst they transitioned into a National structure.

Robyn Lacey

Robyn Lacey

Human Resources Manager

Robyn Lacey joined TeamHEALTH as the Human Resources Manager in 2013. Robyn relocated to the Territory from South Australia in 2004 and brings a wealth of experience working in remote communities from a variety of private sectors.

Aoife Connaughton

Aoife Connaughton

Mental Health Supports Manager

Aoife joined TeamHEALTH as Services Manager in June 2020. As an experienced manager in the community services sector for over 15 years Aoife brings knowledge spanning leadership roles in Addiction, Youth, Family Support, Child Protection and Mental Health- in particular residential services. Introduction of organisational systems, continuous improvement and project and service management has been a major focus during the last 7 years in the NT. Aoife’s commitment to respect and fairness for all members of all communities drives her work every day.

Do you need emergency help?

NT Mental Health Line

Ph: 1800 682 288


Ph: 13 11 14

Emergency Services

Ph: 000

Kids Helpline

Ph: 1800 55 1800

Suicide Call Back Service

Ph: 1300 659 467


Ph: 1800 650 890