Apunipima's Management Team is responsible for making sure the strategic objectives set by the Board are met. They take the Board's vision and make it operational by prioritising the organisations activities to meet funder and community requirements and are the key decision makers for all high-level operational matters. They manage Apunipima's relationships with its wide range of stakeholders and communicate Apunipima's strategic direction to the organisation and beyond. They maintain overall leadership responsibility for the Quality Management System and associated processed to meet business outcomes.
Paul Stephenson, Chief Executive Officer
Paul Stephenson first joined the Apunipima Senior Management Team in 2012 as the Executive Manager, Primary Health Care, a position he held for three years, prior to taking on the role as General Manager for Australian Regional and Remote Community Services in the Northern Territory.
Prior to working for Apunipima, Paul was an ex-officio Apunipima Board Member while employed as Cape York Health Service CEO and Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area Health Service District CEO. Paul has an impressive and extensive executive leadership and management record within remote primary health as well as governance through various Board appointments.
Paula Arnol, Executive Manager Primary Health Care
Paula has worked in the community controlled health sector for many years and currently heads up Apunipima's Primary Health Care team. Paula provides leadership, strategy, and support to enable Apunipima's health care professionals to deliver best practice care to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Cape York.
Wayne Massey, Executive Manager Business Services
Wayne provides business and financial leadership to support the delivery of Apunipima's comprehensive primary health care model. Wayne drives infrastructure and IT initiatives to optimise service delivery in the Cape as well as overseeing compliance and monitoring of funding contracts. Wayne is also the Company Secretary, playing a key advisory role to the Board.
Karen Mounsey, Executive Manager Organisational Development
Karen has worked in organisational development, human resources management and senior leadership across all business sectors in Australia and New Zealand for more than 30 years. With a career focus in the health sector, she has a personal interest in mental health and indigenous health, service and workforce development, strategic and change management.
In her role as Executive Manager, Organisational Development she leads the Workforce Strategy, Human Resource/Workforce Health & Safety, Quality and Risk, and Communications functions.
Dr. Mark Wenitong, Public Health Medical Advisor
As a leader in his field, Dr Mark Wenitong's role is to provide strategic leadership, support, and advice to the Board, CEO and senior management team to achieve the strategic plans and vision of Apunipima.
Dr. Oscar Whitehead, Acting Senior Medical Advisor
Dr. Whitehead provides clinical leadership to implement, monitor, and evaluate Apunipima's comprehensive primary health care model and service delivery, overseeing and managing clinical governance frameworks, systems, and research initiatives.