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Management Team

Apunipima's Management Team is responsible for making sure the strategic objectives set by the Board are met. They take the Board's vision and make it operational by prioritising the organisations activities to meet funder and community requirements and are the key decision makers for all high level operational matters. They manage Apunipima's relationships with its wide range of stakeholders and communicate Apunipima's strategic direction to the organisation and beyond. They maintain overall leadership responsibility for the Quality Management System and associated processed to meet business outcomes.  

Paula Arnol, Acting Chief Executive Officer

As the permanent incumbent of the Executive Manager, Primary Health Care position and having been part of Apunipima for three years, Paula has stepped in to the role of Acting CEO to offer direction and stability while the Organisation recruits a new CEO. Key priorities during this time include implementation and growth of Social and Emotional Wellbeing services in four Cape York communities, progressing the first transition site to community control in Aurukun, as well as maintaining business as usual for Apunipima.

Janet Guthrie, Acting Executive Manager Primary Health Care

Janet has been a Transition and Governance Reform Consultant for Apunipima in recent years. Her experience and familiarity with the Organisation has made her a valuable appointment to the role of Acting Executive Manager - PHC at this time of transition. Janet is focused on Primary Health Care Planning and priority setting during transition, as well as overseeing everyday PHC operations. 

Wayne Massey, Executive Manager Business Services

Wayne provides business and financial leadership to support the delivery of Apunipima's comprehensive primary health care model. Wayne drives infrastructure and IT initiaves to optimise service delivery in the Cape as well as overseeing compliance and monitoring of funding contracts. Wayne is also the Company Secretary, playing a key advisory role to the Board. 

Dr Mark Wenitong, Public Health Medical Advisor

As a leader in his field, Dr Mark Wenitong's role is to provide strategic leadership, support, and advice to the Board, CEO and senior management team to achieve the strategic plans and vision of Apunipima.

Dr Alister Keyser, Acting Senior Medical Advisor

Dr Alister's senior management role is to provide clinical leadership to implement, monitor, and evaluate Apunipima's comprehensive primary health care model and service delivery, overseeing and managing clinical governance frameworks, systems and research initiatives. 

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Management Team

L-R Executive Manager Organisation Development Karen Mounsey, Chief Executive Officer Cleveland Fagan,Public Health Medical Advisor Dr Mark Wenitong, Executive Manager Business Services Kevin Lubbe and Senior Medical Officer Dr Jacki Mein