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The Danila Dilba Health Service Management Committee is made up of Aboriginal people living in the Yilli Rreung Region. The Management Committee is responsible for managing and controlling the affairs of Danila Dilba Health Service in accordance to the Rules of the Association (Constitution). 

Our Directors
braiden abala

Braiden Abala(Chairperson) has extensive experience in public policy, child protection and health promotion and is currently Project Manager at the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. Braiden has a Bachelor of Behavioural Science and a Masters of Health and International Development.

carol stanislaus

Carol Stanislaus (Deputy Chair)is the Engagement Coordinator, Darwin Town Communities with the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, and has worked in a variety of Indigenous positions in tourism, local government and justice throughout the NT.  She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Aboriginal Community Management and Development. 

Vanessa Harris is the Executive Officer of the NT Mental Health Coalition and has a Bachelor of Health Science, Majoring in Management from Flinders University. Vanessa worked for the Commonwealth Government, in OATSIH and in Aboriginal Community Control (KWHB) and more recently with the Lowitja Institute. Vanessa is currently on the NHMRC funded research project with Flinders University and on the Community capability and the social determinants of health committee with the Lowitja Institute.

Lindsay (Sutti) Ah Mat is a founding member of Danila Dilba and was also the Chair of Danila Dilba’s Board for an extended period during the 1990’s. Sutti has worked in a range of roles in both the Federal government and the non-government sector. Sutti is currently a Financial Counsellor with Anglicare NT.

Kirsty Nichols is a Muran woman who grew up in Darwin and was previously on the Board in 2011. Kirsty is currently studying a Bachelor of Health Science Occupational Therapy at Charles Darwin University and works as a Principal Policy Officer at the NT Department of Health. Kirsty has a keen interest in working in rural and remote settings with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and internationally with other First Nations people.

Joe Brown is Darwin born and bred, and has worked for the NT Department Education for the past thirty years, in various administrative roles and been well supported by the broader Indigenous community during this time. So when he was presented with the opportunity to become a board member, had no hesitation as it is a chance to give back to the community that has supported me for many years.

gloria corliss

Gloria Corliss worked for the NT Government for 30 years in various departments including NT Administration, Primary Industries, Lands and Housing, Community Services, and Health and Community Services before retiring in 1999.  Post-retirement, Gloria worked for Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education and has been a Director on its Board. Gloria holds a Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing). 


Phyllis Mitchell (Larrakia Officer) has served on the boards of Larrakia Development Corporation, Larrakia Nation and Radio Larrakia. She worked with the NT Government for 35 years in areas such as construction, transport, parliamentary education, finance and at Port Keats as a manager of interpreter services. Phyllis retired in 2014 and has also been Vice President of the Brothers junior Rugby league. She was also an exceptional softball player where she made a number of rep sides. 

Non-member Directors

Priscilla Collins is Eastern Arrernte from Central Australia and mother of six children. She is the CEO of the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency. Previously Cilla was the CEO of the CAAMA Group and has been on the Boards of Indigenous Business Australia, Imparja Television, National Indigenous Television Service and Indigenous Screen Australia, and Chairperson of the Australian Indigenous Communications Association. 


David Pugh is the CEO of NT Anglicare and has a Masters of Business degree. Before that he was the CEO of St Luke's Anglicare in Bendigo, Victoria, has held senior government positions and worked in Milingmbi and Nhulunbuy. David is on the Anglicare Australia Board, APONT NGO Partnership Steering Group  and the NT Government NGO Consultative Committee. 


* Non-member Directors were introduced to the Board under changes to the Danila Dilba constitution adopted by members at the 2014 Annual General Meeting.

They are independent, Board-appointed Directors who are not members of Danila Dilba and whose family members have no financial interest in Danila Dilba.

They might bring special experience to the Board like community development, health, finance, the law and accounting to add to the skills of elected Directors.