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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

Board

01 Jessica Silvester

Jessica Silvester

Chair, Public Officer and Secretary

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

Treasurer

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.

Chrissy Mc Connel

Chrissy McConnel

Board Member

A born and bred Territorian, Chrissy joined the TeamHEALTH Board in November 2021. Chrissy commenced at the Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission as a Criminal Lawyer in 2009 and is now the Managing Practitioner of the Criminal Law Section in Darwin. With over 10 years of experience working with disadvantaged and vulnerable clients including those with diagnosed mental health illness, she is well aware of the challenges faced by people accessing mental health supports and services across regional and remote areas.

02 Kim Hill

Kim Hill

Vice Chair

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.

Martin Burns Bio

Martin Burns

Board Member

Martin joined the TeamHEALTH Board in November 2021. He brings skills in Health focused ICT and Cyber Security. Martin is the National Manager of Healthcare at NTT and has over 20 years of experience working across all levels of government.

Previously Martin was the director of Australia’s first green Hydrogen company for 10 years. Martin is particularly interested in how the use of IT can deliver improved clinical care and remove the issues of distance and isolation.

Management Team

Anne Gawen Lr

Anne Gawen MAICD, MBA

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, MPH, BSc

Deputy CEO | Executive Manager - Mental Health Promotion

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, CA, BB

Executive Manager - Business Services

Kylie joined TeamHEALTH in January 2018. Kylie is a born and bred Territorian. She left Darwin in 1999 to gain further corporate knowledge in UK and VIC and returned to Darwin in 2008.

She is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in Audit, Financial and Management accounting. She has worked in the non-government sector for over 12 years managing Business services, Community Housing and NDIS services.

Robyn Lacey

Robyn Lacey

Executive Manager - Human Resources

Robyn Lacey joined TeamHEALTH to lead Human Resources management 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.

Alongside Human Resources management, Robyn also oversees Quality (Accreditation) within TeamHEALTH.


Do you need emergency help?

NT Mental Health Line

Ph: 1800 682 288

Lifeline

Ph: 13 11 14
www.lifeline.org.au

Emergency Services

Ph: 000

Kids Helpline

Ph: 1800 55 1800
www.kidshelpline.com.au

Suicide Call Back Service

Ph: 1300 659 467

Headspace

Ph: 1800 650 890
www.headspace.org.au