Staff

 

ODGP is fortunate to have an experienced and professional team, committed to the provision of culturally appropriate and responsive primary health care services.  Our focus includes supporting General Practice, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations and other locally based health care providers.

 

We are a competent, hardworking team, invested in our communities and striving to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities we serve.

 

Our Executive Management Team 

Tanya Jackson

General Manager

Tanya Jackson grew up in Bourke.  This experience together with a broad understanding of Aboriginal affairs across the Murdi Paaki region including ATSIC and the Attorney General’s Department (Cwth.) plus the Not for Profit (NFP) healthcare sector means Tanya is well placed to lead the strategic and operational ambitions of the NSW Outback Division of General Practice (NSWODGP) as General Manager.

Denise Gordon

Executive Manager of Clinical Services

A highly experienced registered nurse with over 25 years clinical expertise in hospital settings and General Practice in north western NSW enables Denise to manage and supervise the NSWODGP’s primary health care teams.  With a focus on high quality, safe and integrated primary health care, Denise brings a clear understanding of the unique challenges effecting the health outcomes of Western NSW communities.

David Mathews

Manager of Health Information Systems

With over 15 years’ experience in clinical systems administration, David is responsible for all the ICT administration and functionality requirements of the NSWODGP, including the Cobar Primary Health Care Centre along with Chronic Disease Management Prevention Program Team.

Liam Rice

Contract Manager

As a Project Manager and Workplace Health and Safety Supervisor, Liam is experienced at managing complex and high value projects across Western NSW and Queensland, Liam is responsible for negotiating and managing NSWODGP’s contracted positions in addition to WHS, accreditation, fleet purchasing and maintenance and building assets.

Our Clinical Administration Team

Laura Gordon

Clinical Administration Support Officer

Supporting the delivery of the Chronic Disease Management Prevention Program, Laura provides day to day general administrative duties including appointment booking and referral intakes, together with support to the allied health teams.

Kim Thompson

Clinical Admin Officer

With a background in business administration and allied health assistance, Kim is responsible for providing clinical administration for NSWODGP’s clinical programs, patient engagement and appointments and referral intakes.  A key team member, Kim provides a range of support services ensuring the NSWODGP meets its organizational goals.

Brittney Brown

Receptionist

Brittney is a Receptionist with NSW ODGP and is currently being supported through our local workforce initiative to undertake a business traineeship.

Brittney day to day role is to provide general administrative duties including appointment bookings and referral intakes, together with providing support to the allied health and executive management teams.

Our Allied Health Professionals

Karnie Walford

Project officer - Maternal and Infant Health “Did Ya Know”

A dedicated project officer, with over 30 years’ experience in Western NSW and isolated communities assisting families with parenting, disabilities and special needs services, including those with a history of family violence, drug and alcohol, mental health and child protection issues.

With a passion for Aboriginal health, Karnie as team leader manages a dedicated team of allied health and chronic disease prevention staff.

Dimity O'Brien

Occupational Therapist

Dimity competed a Bachelor of Health Science/Masters of Occupational Therapy at the University of Western Sydney in 2016.

With a passion for working with children and their families, Dimity provides clinical support to improve children’s fine and gross motor skills, self-regulation strategies or engaging in tasks that they or their families find meaningful.  Focused on ensuring client engagement, Dimity works closely with children and their families to achieve their goals and milestones.

Dimity visits the towns of Lightning Ridge, Walgett, Collarenebri and Goodooga

Simon Bourne

Podiatrist

Simon completed a Bachelor of Podiatry from the University of Newcastle in 2013.

With a strong interests in diabetic foot wounds, Simon has also worked in a range of private and public podiatry services, including the high risk foot clinic at the Gosford Hospital.  Supporting the Chronic Disease Management Prevention Program at Cobar Primary Health Care Clinic, Simon is enjoying the variety of clinical work available at NSWODGP.

Simon also provides a private clinical services at Cobar Primary Health Care Clinic.

Andrew Thompson

Dietitian

Andrew completed a Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Canberra in 2020.

With a realistic approach to nutrition and sustainable change, Andrew provides personalised patient focused services and advice.  Current scope of practice includes heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, gastrointestinal issues and some cancers.

Andrew provides outreach services to Bourke, Brewarrina, Cobar, Nyngan, and Warren.

Ainslee Enders

Dietitian

Ainslee completed a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics for Griffith University in 2018.

With an interest in supporting patient centred lifestyle changes to support improvements in conditions including diabetes, malnutrition, as well as heart, lung, kidney and liver disease, gastro-intestinal disorders.

Ainslee provides outreach services to Lightning Ridge, Walgett, Coonamble, Baradine and Collarenebri.

Corey Drew

Podiatrist

Corey completed a Bachelor of Podiatry from the University of Newcastle in 2017.

With a focus on prevention and treatment of lower limb complications, Corey is keen to support patients function pain free.

In addition to private clinical practice in Dubbo, Corey also services the towns of Walgett and Lightning Ridge.

Olivia Hicks

Speech Pathologist (Certified Practicing)

Olivia graduated from Flinders University in South Australia with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology in 2016.

Olivia has a particular passion for working with little ones to support their transition to school as well as working with adults with acquired brain injuries, and their families, to support their participation at home and in the community. Olivia enjoys making therapy fun and meaningful for the people she works with.

Olivia currently visits the towns of Cobar, Bourke, Enngonia, Brewarrina and Lightning Ridge.