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.
Norman Frank | Director
Norman Jupurrurla Frank is a Warumungu Traditional Owner of the land in and around Tennant Creek. He lives at Village Camp with his family. He has also lived in other communities around the Barkly as well as in Alice Springs. He is a board member of Julalikari Council Aboriginal Corporation. A respected Elder, Norman does a lot of cultural and community development work in Tennant Creek.
Norman joined the Anyinginyi Board so he could make the Board strong and help his community live healthy lives.