Our Board

Meet The Miwatj Health Board of Directors
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Established in 1992, Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation is an independent Aboriginal-controlled health service administered by a Board of Directors representing communities across East Arnhem Land.

Bulunu Ward

Melanie Rarrtjiwuy Herdman
Melanie Rarrtjiwuy Herdman

Chairperson

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Andrea Collins
Andrea Collins

Deputy Chairperson – Nhulunbuy

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Andrea is an Aboriginal woman descendant of Gunggarri, Kuku-Yalanji, Yirrandali/Guwa nations, who has lived and worked in this region for 32 years.

In the early 2000’s Andrea was Chairperson of Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation for 3 years.

She has a deep interest in Aboriginal health and other issues effecting her people. She works closely with communities in the East Arnhem region, and plays a significant leadership role, linking community with Government officials.

Andrea’s distinguished career as a public servant was recognised with the Public Servant Medal on Australia Day in 2019. This Award was in recognition of her commitment to Indigenous Affairs and outstanding public service through the improvement of outcomes for Indigenous peoples.

Murphy Yunupingu
Murphy Yunupingu

Gunyangara

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Barra Ward

John Morgan
John Morgan

Milingimbi

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John is a Brinkin man from the Upper Daly Region who has lived in Miliŋinbi for over 20 years.

During this time, John has been a valued member of the Miwatj Health Board, working tirelessly for the community and the region.

John has undertaken training and studies in area of governance, business, health and community services. He has worked in a variety of roles in the community, including legal aid, education, youth and men’s issues, sport and community services.

Terrence Djumitgjumit(2) Baker
Terrence Djumitgjumit(2) Baker

Milingimbi

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Sophia Yinakarrangarr
Sophia Yinakarrangarr

Ramingining

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He has been on the Miwatj Health Board for 12 years.

David’s vision is to work with all Miwatj people for better health outcomes and a sustainable future for communities.

Charlie Ramandjarri
Charlie Ramandjarri

Ramingining

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He has been on the Miwatj Health Board for 12 years.

David’s vision is to work with all Miwatj people for better health outcomes and a sustainable future for communities.

Mamarika Ward

Thomas Amagula
Thomas Amagula

Angurugu

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Thomas is a strong advocate for the people of his community, Groote Eylandt.
Working with the Anindilyakwa Land Council, Thomas strives to empower others.

Thomas has a vision for better health services to the people of East Arnhem region.

Tony Wurramarrba
Tony Wurramarrba

Angurugu

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Tony is a respected community member, a traditional landowner and Chairperson of the Anindilyakwa Land Council.

Tony works closely with numerous organisations and government departments to secure a sustainable future for his community, for Groote Eylandt and the region.

Rhonda Simon
Rhonda Simon

Numbulwar

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Rhonda is a prominent member of Numbulwar community who advocates for a strong Yolŋu workforce.

She is a dedicated Aboriginal Health Practitioner working in Numbulwar Clinic.

This year, Rhonda celebrates 20 years as a Director with Miwatj Health.

Roland Nundhirribala
Roland Nundhirribala

Numbulwar

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Florence
Florence

Numbulwar

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Bio to come

Independent Non-Voting Members

Bernie Yates
Bernie Yates
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Bernie has a distinguished public service career and is a former Deputy Secretary of the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

Bernie is a strong advocate for community control health care, he has been a member of our Miwatj Health Board for 10 years.

Dr Mark Wenitong
Dr Mark Wenitong
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Bernie has a distinguished public service career and is a former Deputy Secretary of the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

Bernie is a strong advocate for community control health care, he has been a member of our Miwatj Health Board for 10 years.

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