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.

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

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


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.

Simon Bourne


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.

Ainslee Enders


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


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.



Carrie completed a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Sydney in 2022.

As an aspiring new dietitian, Carrie is ambitious to empower people with chronic health conditions, such as diabetes, obesity, renal diseases, heart diseases, to make healthy, sustainable, and enjoyable lifestyle changes. She strives for high quality, evidence-based practice, individualised nutrition care and a multidisciplinary approach to address clients’ preferences and needs.

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


Speech Pathologist

Holly completed a Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology from Charles Sturt University in Albury in 2022.  

As a new graduate, Holly is eager to support and provide early intervention services for children up too early school age with communication difficulties. Growing up in Nevertire, Holly is passionate about rural communities and takes a holistic approach to speech pathology therapy.  Holly is eager to implement engaging, interactive sessions for children to assist with their needs.

Holly also provides outreach services to Cobar, Brewarrina and Enngonia.   

Miranda Sochacki

Allied Health Assistant

Miranda's main goal is to support health professionals and educators in delivering services in early childhood settings.

Miranda is also currently in her 4th and final year of a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at Southern Cross University. Originally from the Northern Rivers area of NSW, Miranda completed a university placement in the Bourke region. It was during this time that she developed a passion for rural remote community health.