Claudine Wiesner

General Manager – Ngak Min Health

Claudine moved to Cairns in 2009 to work on Cape York Partnerships’ education agenda (Westpac Fellowship). Claudine worked with Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy and the Family Responsibilities Commission in may Cape York communities whilst living in Aurukun. She worked in policy development for the Cape York Institute in the area of youth disengagement before moving to Residential Care for Uniting Care Community and Life Without Barriers and The Benevolent Society, managing children and family projects across Queensland. Claudine returned to Cape York Partnership to run the Strong Families program (Parenting) and is now the General Manager for Ngak Min Health. Claudine holds postgraduate qualifications in Management and International Relations and Affairs and is completing qualifications in Psychology.

Dr Anji Sam

Dr Anji has been a practising doctor for 20 years and a General Practitioner for more than 16 years. She brings extensive and varied experience in Medicine from all corners of Australia including Perth, Sydney, the Kimberley, Northern Territory, Cape York and Cairns as well as internationally in London. She has worked in tertiary hospitals, private practice, remote communities as well as in community-controlled organisations across the top end of Australia.

Dr Anji has cared for First People of this nation for the majority of her General Practice career and is incredibly passionate about improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. She believes in empowering future generations through the prioritisation of Health and Education in children. Her family centred approach, and experience in complex health issues is of great benefit to the Cairns community.

Dr Bharat (Baz) Gadhvi

Dr Gadhvi graduated from the University of London, United Kingdom in 1994 with his Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery.  He has been a GP since 2000.  Dr Gadhvi moved to Australia in 2011 where he obtained both his AMC Certificate, Australian Medical Council in 2011and his Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners 2014.  His special interests include Paediatrics, Indigenous Health, Skin Cancer and Sleep Apnoea.

Dr Arno Ebner


Dr Arno Ebner provides regular Paediatric Clinics (by appointment). His professional interests include Paediatric haematology and oncology, palliative care, rheumatology, chronic pain, behavioural, allergy, asthma and infectious disease.

Dr Arno Ebner studied medicine at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz/Germany and Albert Ludwig’s University in Freiburg/Germany.

He specialised in Paediatrics at the University Children’s Hospital in Greifswald/Germany with part of his training at the Tulane Hospital for Children in New Orleans/USA and at McMaster University in Hamilton/Canada.

He has worked in child nutrition and immunology and neonatology research in Germany and for the German Doctors for Developing Countries in Manila/Philippines and Chittagong/Bangladesh.

He graduated as a specialist consultant in Germany and New Zealand and became a Fellow of the RACP in 2012. From 2008-2015 he worked as a Paediatrician and senior lecturer in Timaru and Wellington / New Zealand in General Paediatrics and Paediatric Haematology and Oncology before moving to rural Australia in Mount Gambier and Traralgon 2015-2018.

Barry Stormont

 Psychologists, Clinical

Kassandra Kanagaratnam

 Psychologists, Clinical

Emma Abela

Child and Family Practitioner

Emma is an Aboriginal women working as a child and family practitioner within Ngak Min Health and Djarragun College to provide case management across both services. A Cairns local, Emma has experience working along-side young people and their families using a strengths based approach across a variety of services. Emma is passionate about building capacity within family systems to empower individuals to make choices and become responsible for their lives.

Jayrahni Nicholls

Indigenous Health Worker

Jayrahni Nicholls is an Arrente woman from a family of health sector practitioners including nurses and doctors.  ‘I believe being exposed to this as a young girl made me realise that there are a lot of people that need help which is what drives me come to work every day.’ She is currently in her final year of a Bachelor of Nursing and is motivated by a desire to change the health outcomes of her people. ‘Being able to help my people, especially the younger generation, make better health choices is a really rewarding job.’ Jayrahni’s caring nature and passion makes her an invaluable member of the Ngak Min team.

Robyn Lythall

Register Nurse

Fiona Lewis

Practice Manager

Fiona has spent most of her working life in the health sector, and enjoys the many varied challenges of establishing and running a medical practice from inception to the vibrant community that develops.

After years of living and working in the Cairns region, she is acutely aware of the vast discrepancies in health amongst our multicultural population and is excited to be part of a practice whose primary focus is closing this gap in health outcomes for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.