Board of Directors

Anyinginyi is a com­mu­ni­ty con­trolled Abo­rig­i­nal health organ­i­sa­tion gov­erned by a Board of Direc­tors that are vot­ed in by mem­bers of the organisation.

The Board of Direc­tors pro­vide strate­gic direc­tion for the lead­er­ship team and give a voice to all res­i­dents in the Bark­ly Region. 

Anyinginy­i’s day-to-day oper­a­tions are man­aged by our lead­er­ship team who have diverse qual­i­fi­ca­tions and experience.


Ross Jaka­mar­ra Williams I Chairperson

Chair­per­son Ross Williams is a Waru­mungu man from Philip Creek, who has lived in Ten­nant Creek his whole life. Ross is a co-founder of Anyinginyi Health Abo­rig­i­nal Cor­po­ra­tion and has been involved in many dif­fer­ent roles with the organ­i­sa­tion through­out it’s his­to­ry. He is a voice for his Elders and for his com­mu­ni­ty, and a strong voice for the health of the peo­ple in the Bark­ly Region. 

Uni­ty is the uni­fi­ca­tion of a com­mu­ni­ty, a town, and peo­ple. A unit­ed com­mu­ni­ty where peace and har­mo­ny pre­vail and a com­mu­ni­ty com­ing and work­ing togeth­er for a com­mon goal for the good of the people.” 


Pat Braun | Deputy Chairperson 

Direc­tor Pat Braun was born in Ten­nant Creek and cur­rent­ly works for NT Catholic­Care. Pat has worked in the Bark­ly region and Cen­tral Aus­tralia Abo­rig­i­nal Health most of her work­ing life. 

Uni­ty is being togeth­er at one time with some­one or some­thing. It is the oppo­site to being divid­ed. When we stand togeth­er, only then do we get free­dom from all kinds of neg­a­tiv­i­ty. Uni­ty pro­tects us. Uni­ty is need­ed for sur­vival for one and for all.”


Noël Jun­garayi Hayes | Director

Direc­tor Noël Hayes is a Kayte­tye man liv­ing in Ali Curung Com­mu­ni­ty. He has been involved with the Anyinginyi Health Board of Direc­tors since 2009

Noël is cur­rent­ly the Sec­re­tary of the Board of Direc­tors and is an active advo­cate for his community. 



Kade Jaka­mar­ra Green | Director

Direc­tor Green is the Trea­sur­er of the Anyinginyi Health Board. He is a Warl­man­pa man, and born and bred in Ten­nant Creek. He is one of Ten­nant Creek’s young lead­ers. 

My quote for this year’s theme of Uni­ty’ is about the impor­tance of our health. Being healthy isn’t about the weight you lose. It’s about the life you gain and com­ing togeth­er. Knowl­edge leads to uni­ty. Where there’s uni­ty there’s always victory.” 


Nor­man Frank Jupurrurla | Director

Direc­tor Frank is a Waru­mungu man, a tra­di­tion­al own­er of Ten­nant Creek. He is a senior Cul­tur­al Leader and a mem­ber of dif­fer­ent gov­ern­ing com­mit­tees in Ten­nant Creek. He lives at Vil­lage Com­mu­ni­ty Liv­ing Area with his fam­i­ly and works part-time as a Com­mu­ni­ty Devel­op­ment Offi­cer at Jula­likari Abo­rig­i­nal Coun­cil. 

A healthy com­mu­ni­ty is unit­ed. We work togeth­er and look after each oth­er. Health is about Uni­ty and con­nec­tion between our bod­ies, our minds, and our cul­tures. It means work­ing togeth­er across dif­fer­ent organ­i­sa­tions on hous­ing, envi­ron­ment, cli­mate change, cul­ture, safe­ty, and care for oth­er peo­ple with all the dif­fer­ent ages, lan­guages and abil­i­ties. Togeth­er, we must be in it to win it, no mat­ter who we are.” 


Duane Fras­er | Director

Direc­tor Fras­er is a Bid­jara man and was born in Win­ton, Queens­land. He has been liv­ing in Ten­nant Creek for over 50 years. He has been on the Anyinginyi Board of Direc­tors for more than 10 years. 

Uni­ty in the com­mu­ni­ty should be val­ued, pro­mot­ed, and main­tained. When every­one works togeth­er for a com­mon goal, then that goal will be eas­i­er to achieve. Because com­mu­ni­ty’ can­not be spelled with­out uni­ty’, con­nect­ing, build­ing good rela­tion­ships, and work­ing togeth­er with oth­er com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers should always be encouraged.” 


Mar­cel Clarke | Director

Mar­cel is a Kami­laroi and Wirad­juri woman from New South Wales but has been liv­ing in Ten­nant Creek for the last 25 years. This is Marcel’s first year as a Direc­tor for the Anyinginyi Health Board. Her dri­ve to become a direc­tor was dri­ven by her pas­sion for Abo­rig­i­nal Health. Mar­cel was an Inten­sive Care Para­medic and Offi­cer in Charge of the Ten­nant Creek Ambu­lance Ser­vice before mov­ing over and work­ing with Anyinginyi in the Con­tin­u­ous Qual­i­ty Improve­ment (CQI) area for 5 years. 

Uni­ty sig­ni­fies to me the shar­ing of a com­mon goal and mov­ing togeth­er as one to achieve the shared outcome.” 


Heather Wil­son | Director

Direc­tor Wil­son recent­ly joined the Anyinginyi Board of Direc­tors in April 2021. She is the rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Elliott com­mu­ni­ty and is Ngur­ru­mar­la tra­di­tion­al own­er of Elliott and sur­round­ing estate group areas of the Djin­gu­lu trib­al lan­guage and east­ern Mud­bur­ra trib­al lan­guage. 

She has an Advanced Diplo­ma in Pri­ma­ry Teach­ing and has been an Abo­rig­i­nal teacher assis­tant at the local Elliott Com­mu­ni­ty School since 1980. She worked in Abo­rig­i­nal teach­ing for 22 years and is a mem­ber of Amnesty Inter­na­tion­al. She is a strong voice and advo­cate for human rights for indige­nous peo­ple. 

Uni­ty to unite and come togeth­er and sup­port future health plan and deliv­ery of health ser­vices across the Bark­ly region. The abil­i­ty to come togeth­er as rep­re­sen­ta­tives to improve and devel­op strong knowl­edge of our peo­ple’s health and sup­port and respect kin­ship and rela­tion­ship through health.” 


Glenys Crafter | Director

Direc­tor Crafter is a local Abo­rig­i­nal Waru­mungu woman. She joined the Anyinginyi Health Board in 2019 and resigned from the Board in ear­ly Jan­u­ary 2021