Our staff

Staff member

Position

Kylie Gwynne

Director

Kim Szerdahelyi

Senior Project Officer

Vita Christie

Project Manager

Tanya Martin

Associate Lecturer in Rural and Aboriginal Health, Senior Clinical Advisor Nursing & Midwifery

Kylie Gwynne

Kylie Gwynne

Kylie Gwynne has twenty five years' practice, policy and management experience in health and human services. Kylie has a deep interest in innovative financing approaches for health and human services and improving the outcomes of human services' interventions. She specialises in translating policy and research into practice.
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Kim Szerdahelyi

Kim Szerdahelyi

Kim Szerdahelyi is the Governance and Administration for the Centre. Kim Szerdahelyi has a Bachelor of Tourism Management and worked in the travel industry for 6 ½ years. Having donated to an international medical charity for 10 years, and having been a keen fundraiser for the past three years for a national cancer charity she realised her interests laid more towards helping the community and those less fortunate within it. She decided on a career change and began working for a non-government organisation that provides services to a range of people, including people with disability, refugees and asylum seekers, people with mental health issues, and children in out-of-home care. Through this role she realised the enormous disparities in health care between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and the rest of Australia and felt compelled to make a difference.
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Vita Christie

Vita Christie

Vita Christie is a trained Nutritionist who is passionate about living healthily and contributing to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. She has been with the Poche Centre since 2010 and has now taken on the role of Project Manager. Having travelled extensively over the last decade she noticed the disparities in access to health care for Indigenous peoples. Now she has decided to focus her efforts in the country where she has grown up.
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Tanya Martin

Tanya Martin

Tanya Martin was born in Bourke, and is a Ngemba woman who still has strong cultural connections to her own country and community. Tanya has a background in nursing and midwifery and has worked in Aboriginal designated positions to improve the health outcomes of her people and to be a strong advocate in voicing her concern over the inequality of mainstream services for Aboriginal people, which are not being delivered in a culturally sensitive manner.

She has been specialising in Aboriginal health for the past 25 years of her career and will continue to do so until the day she passes into the spiritual land of her people. Tanya has a particular interest in miscarriages and stillbirths of Aboriginal woman and making sure that women's requests are respected and treated according to traditional values/protocol