meet the board

Apunipima’s Board of Directors is made up of people living in Cape York communities.

Our Directors are elected by  members of Apunipima Cape York Health Council.

Dereck Walpo

AURUKUN

Region 3: Aurukun 

Ethel Singleton

LOCKHART

Region 4: Coen, Lockhart River

Trevor Shane Gibson

HOPE VALE

Region 5: Cooktown, Hope Vale, Wujal Wujal, Mossman Gorge, Laura

Barbara Schmidt

SKILLS BASED DIRECTOR

Barbara Schmidt has been working in the health industry for 35 years working. For the past 25 years Barbara has worked predominantly in rural and remote Australia…

Shaun Donaldson

SKILLS BASED DIRECTOR

Shaun is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years experience. Born and raised in Brisbane Shaun moved to Cairns in 2013 to join the team at Halpin Partners.

Sophie Pettigrew

SKILLS BASED DIRECTOR

Sophie has recently joined us as our second new Skills Based Director. Sophie is a lawyer and governance advisor with extensive experience in working across the health and community services sectors in a variety of senior executive and board roles.