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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.

I am passionate about helping people getting back on their feet. For example, helping them set goals, and then seeing them achieve the goals they have set. Seeing them improve in their living skills, such as cooking, self-hygiene, attending appointments and self-medicate.

Adam (Psychosocial Rehabilitation Worker), Darwin

I am really passionate about helping strengthen families, helping children and their parents/caregivers achieve their goals, whether it be developmental milestones or goals they have identified themselves. I think it’s awesome when a child finally achieves something they have been working towards for a while and seeing the bond strengthen between child and their parent/caregiver. Our team is very respectful, kind and considerate.

Natasha (Child and Family Wellbeing Worker), Katherine

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


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 Janet Hanigan

Janet Hanigan

Vice Chair

Janet joined the Board of TeamHEALTH in October 2010. Janet is Executive Director of Social Policy for the Northern Territory Department of Chief Minister. She was the previous CEO of St Vincent de Paul Society (NT) Inc. and was awarded the Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year in 2010. Earlier commercial experience in Coles and Myer also support Janet’s broad skills and contributions to the TeamHEALTH Board.

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.

04 David Malone

David Malone


David joined the TeamHEALTH Board in May 2015 bringing skills in strategic planning, project development and economics to support TeamHEALTH's goals, especially in Community Housing expansion. David is Director of Territory and Management P/L and is Executive Director of Master Builders NT. Prior experience includes 10 years in senior development roles in the NT Government and the construction sector.

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.

07 Jessica Silvester

Jessica Silvester

Board Member

Jessica joined the Team Health 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.

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

Mental Health Promotion Manager

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

As Mental Health Promotion Manager Kylie is responsible for the management of TeamHEALTH’s Child and Family Wellbeing Service, Day to Day Living Program, Personal Helpers and Mentors Program and the Mental Health Education Program.

Olivia Jarnell 2019

Olivia Jarnell

Adult Supports Manager

Olivia joined TeamHEALTH in September 2017. Originally from the UK, Olivia emigrated in 2012 and brings with her over 10 years’ experience working in front line community services.

Olivia’s background includes managing residential services, out of home care, and many years on the ground experience supporting those living with mental health issues. Olivia is a facilitator for Youth Mental Health First Aid, and regularly delivers training for TeamHEALTH staff and the wider Top End community.

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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.

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