Our people

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Passionate, skilled and innovative

Passionate, skilled and innovative people make up the NTGPE family.

We offer training and support services to GP registrars, GP supervisors and training posts. To do this our people are skilled in medical education, management, administration, finance, counselling and well being, marketing and communications, events management, human resource management  and information technology.

There are about 45 full time staff and a 15 casual medical educators and assessors.

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Cultural Educator
Elisabeth Heenan is a Tiwi woman from Milikapiti. Her skin group from her mother's side is Mullet and Nambidjimba (Coniston, Central Australia) on her father's side.
Darwin

Elisabeth Heenan is a Tiwi woman from Milikapiti. Her skin group from her mother's side is Mullet and Nambidjimba (Coniston, Central Australia) on her father's side. Elisabeth has spent a large amount of her working life in the health sector. This coupled with her extensive and intricate knowledge of Indigenous culture makes her an important part of the cultural education team. She has been with NTGPE since 2011.

  • Cultural education
  • Cultural teaching visits
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AMSANT and NTGPE Project Liaison Officer
Gemina has previously worked at Danila Dilba Health Service, Bagot Community Health Centre and the Fred Hollows Foundation’s Indigenous Australia Program.
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Cultural Educator
Patricia Nungala Rankine’s clan group is Warlpiri/Kaditji and she also has connections with the Anmatjerra tribe around the Ti-Tree area in Central Australia.
Darwin

Patricia Nungala Rankine’s clan group is Warlpiri/Kaditji and she also has connections with the Anmatjerra tribe around the Ti-Tree area in Central Australia. She has an important role providing Indigenous cultural education to training program participants and brings valuable knowledge of Indigenous culture and tradition from Central Australia specifically. Her calm, determined attitude is an asset to the organisation, and she has been with NTGPE since 2011.

  • Cultural education
  • Cultural teaching visits
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Senior Cultural Educator
Richard Fejo is a Larrakia traditional owner from Darwin on his father to grandfather’s line and Warramungu from the Tennant Creek region on his mother’s line.

Richard Fejo is a Larrakia traditional owner from Darwin on his father to grandfather’s line and Warramungu from the Tennant Creek region on his mother’s line. He manages the team of cultural educators at NTGPE, and is involved in developing, organising and delivering cultural education. Richard‘s skill and experience in Indigenous cultural education and how that influences the doctor patient relationship are an important asset.

  • Cross cultural training
  • Reflective case presentations
  • Cultural teaching visits
  • Cultural immersion camps