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Gladstone Regional Aboriginal and Islander Community Controlled Health Service Limited t/a Nhulundu Health Service (GRAICCHS), is a not-for profit Community Controlled Health Service that is overseen by a community-elected management committee.  These committee members are responsible for ensuring the service provides the Indigenous community with the best possible health outcomes and ensures a solid strategic direction for the health service delivery.  Our GRAICCHS board members are:

Lee-ann Dudley

Board Chair and Director

Lee-ann is the Indigenous Affairs Advisor at Gladstone Ports Corporation. She is a proud Aboriginal woman (of the Byellee People in Gladstone) with South Sea Islander and Torres Strait Islander heritage. Lee-ann has used her role to create positive change within the Indigenous Community by being a part of various committees and groups to work towards Closing the Gap and improving health services in the Gladstone region. She is currently involved in many GPC projects which aim to deliver better outcomes for local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Gay Sirriss

Director

Gay is a proud Toolooa woman (part of the Gurang peoples). Their country lies between the Calliope and Boyne Rivers, and extends back to Many Peaks Ranges and out to the surrounding islands. Gay joined the Nhulundu (GRAICCHS) Board in order to gain a better understanding of the health needs of the Gladstone Murri Community. She holds the position of Library Officer at the Gladstone Regional Council and has been in the role for the past 13 years. Gay serves on many committees including GRC’s OHS Executive and Sub Committee, FDCLG Committee, PCCC Health and Aged Care Committee, PCCC Elders and Culture Committee and the Gladstone NAIDOC Committee.

Del Parter

Director

Aunty Del Parter has been involved with the Indigenous community in the Gladstone region for many years. She is a former Chairperson and long term Director of Nhulundu Wooribah Indigenous Health Organisation Inc. As well she served as a Director of Gehgre Aboriginal Corporation and was a former Chairperson of that organisation. She is also a NAIDOC Committee member.

A Pastor in her local church, Aunty Del volunteers for many local community organisations and has a special passion for health and aged care.

Ben Ghee

Director

Ben is a Torres Strait/South Sea Islander man with family ties to Mer Island in the Torres and Epi Island in Vanuatu. He joined the Board of Nhulundu Health Service as a direct result of the wonderful service the organisation provided to his parents for many years. He is proud to offer his services to this great community asset, and to feel that he is able to help in some small way. Ben has spent 13 years as an Advanced Care Paramedic with the Queensland Ambulance Service and holds a Diploma in Paramedical Science and a Diploma in Government along with a Certificate II in Security.

Sonya Ingra

Director

Sonya Ingra is new to the Board of Nhulundu Health Service; a proud Gooreng Gooreng women, she brings to her role the experience of having fulfilled a similar role at an Aboriginal Health Service in Brisbane. As an active member of the Gladstone community, a former employee and client of the service, she is well placed to discuss the needs and feelings of the community.Sonya believes that she brings a grassroots perspective from the community around what is needed and what can be achieved. She looks forward to continuing to contribute to the growth and improvement at GRAICCHS.