Our People

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

A Waru­mungu man from Phillip 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 with­in the organ­i­sa­tion through­out its his­to­ry. Ross first became a Direc­tor to be a voice for his Elders and for his com­mu­ni­ty, he is a strong voice for the strong health for peo­ple of the Bark­ly Region. His com­mu­ni­ty par­tic­i­pa­tion extends beyond Anyinginyi and he has been involved with many oth­er organ­i­sa­tions in Ten­nant Creek. Good gov­er­nance is com­mit­ted peo­ple com­ing togeth­er, mak­ing informed deci­sions in the best inter­est of the organ­i­sa­tion and the com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers they represent.


Noël Hayes | Trea­sur­er

Noël is a Kayte­tye man liv­ing in Ali Curung Com­mu­ni­ty and has been involved with the Anyinginyi Board since 2009.

Noël has held numer­ous gov­er­nance and posi­tions of author­i­ty in both Abo­rig­i­nal and Non-Abo­rig­i­nal struc­tures and is an active advo­cate for his community.

Strong lead­er­ship means to lead by exam­ple in all that you do, hold fast to your integri­ty, have 100% com­mit­ment to Com­mit­tees that you have been elect­ed to and always speak up strong for those that you represent.


Pat Braun | Secretary

Pat has served as a Direc­tor of the Anyinginyi Board for nine years. Pat was born in Ten­nant Creek, her moth­er a Waru­mungu woman and her father an Arrernte man.

Pat comes to the Board with 30 years of expe­ri­ence as a health work­er for the Depart­ment of Health. Pat became a Direc­tor to give her com­mu­ni­ty a voice, to rep­re­sent her peo­ple and be involved in com­mu­ni­ty events.

A good Leader is one who can lead and direct with­out mis­use of their pow­er. They must be able to inspire oth­ers in a direc­tion on greater good.


Marn­ji Napanang­ka-Napan­gar­di James | Direc­tor

Marn­ji is a Warlpiri woman orig­i­nal­ly from Ali Curung and liv­ing at Elliott, rep­re­sent­ing Elliott and Mar­lin­ja on the Anyinginyi Board of Direc­tors. Marnji’s tra­di­tion­al coun­try is Ngar­narlkur­ru, near the Lan­der Riv­er in the Tana­mi Desert area.

Marn­ji has rep­re­sent­ed her com­mu­ni­ty on the Anyinginyi Board since 2004 and brings a wealth of com­mu­ni­ty knowl­edge. Marn­ji has exten­sive expe­ri­ence in the health sec­tor, work­ing as an Abo­rig­i­nal Health Prac­ti­tion­er for over 30 years.

Being a leader is one’s abil­i­ty to lead the way for­ward. Being a voice for all whom they rep­re­sent, ensur­ing that deci­sion-mak­ing is pre­cise in all areas with­in our organ­i­sa­tion, always doing what is best cul­tur­al­ly and polit­i­cal­ly for our people.


Duane Fras­er | Direc­tor

Duane is a Bid­jar­ra man and was born in Win­ton, Queens­land but has been liv­ing in the Bark­ly for the major­i­ty of his life. He has been on the Anyinginyi Board for the past eight years and has been heav­i­ly involved with com­mu­ni­ty devel­op­ment, includ­ing being a major dri­ver of NAIDOC Week events and involve­ment in the Bark­ly AFL.

Duane is cur­rent­ly employed as the Indige­nous Engage­ment Offi­cer for Indige­nous Coor­di­na­tion Cen­tre. Duane has also pre­vi­ous worked as the Coor­di­na­tor for Anyinginyi’s Piliy­intin­ji-Ki Men’s Cen­tre and for the Coun­cil of Elders and Respect­ed Peo­ple (CERP).

Lead­er­ship is Lead­ers lead­ing for a com­mon cause, always plac­ing the inter­est of the peo­ple, their com­mu­ni­ty they lead and the inter­est of their organ­i­sa­tion, before their own.


Kade Green | Direc­tor

Kade was born and bred in Ten­nant Creek and is a Warl­man­pa man. Kade is one of Ten­nant Creek’s young and aspir­ing young leaders.

Kade com­plet­ed the Human Rights Course with the Uni­ver­si­ty of New South Wales, grad­u­at­ing in Sep­tem­ber 2015. Doing this course inspired Kade to become an advo­cate of Abo­rig­i­nal people’s rights and to speak up strong about young peo­ple in the Bark­ly Region.

Lead­er­ship is respon­si­bil­i­ty. I am respon­si­ble to strive to be a bet­ter me, as I know that young peo­ple are look­ing to me for sup­port and guid­ance. And I take my part in being there for them seriously.


Dick Jun­gala Fos­ter | Director

Dick Jun­gala Fos­ter is a Warl­marn­pa man and comes from the north east area of Ten­nant Creek, he start­ed work­ing as a horse­man, sta­tion hand all around the Bark­ly Region. Dick is a true leader, every lan­guage group from the Bark­ly Region and sur­round­ing areas respect him greatly.

Dick has always sup­port­ed the Waru­mungu tra­di­tion­al owner’s in their deci­sions. Dick often helps the Cen­tral Land Coun­cil with Home­land issues and the Waru­mungu peo­ple on cul­tur­al side through­out Ten­nant Creek Region.