Louise is a proud Aboriginal / Githabul woman from Northern NSW. Her career in health commenced in the late 1990s and for 20 years she was was employed as an Aboriginal Health Worker at the Aboriginal Medical Service in Mount Druitt.
Louise is very clinically focused and is experienced in supporting doctors in the delivery of health care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients in a culturally appropriate manner. She is very familiar with the Closing the Gap Program and over the years has implemented programs that promote the health and well being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients, including in the area of diabetes education.
Louise is passionate about her work and has a deep awareness of the local Aboriginal community's culture and connections.
Dr. Andrew Melito, GP Registrar, BA, MA, MBBS
Dr. Melito graduated from Western Sydney University and completed his internship at Nepean Hospital. Dr. Melito is an Aboriginal Wiradjuri man who was raised in Mount Druitt and, as a local, has a keen interest in regional Aboriginal health and wellbeing issues.
Andrew is a member of the KRMC Aboriginal Advisory Committee.
Interests: Aboriginal health and wellbeing, alcohol misuse and diabetes.
Hannah is a proud Aboriginal / Githabul woman from Northern NSW. She has recently completed her Cert IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care. Hannah has extensive experience working in the health sector, including with Justice Health and is also a qualified dental nurse. Hannah worked for over 14 years at the Aboriginal Medical Service in Mount Druitt and is currently studying to become an Enrolled Nurse.
Hannah will be gaining practical experience in KRMC's Treatment Room, as well as working in the Aboriginal Health Team supporting doctors by carrying out pre-screening patients and carrying out Health Assessments.
Sonya Cameron,Credentialed Diabetes Educator
Sonya is a proud Aboriginal woman from Narranderra, NSW and the eldest daughter of Barry and Marion Christian (a Wiradjury woman). She previously worked at the Greater Western Aboriginal Medical Service (formerly the Daruk Aboriginal Medical Service) for over 25 years and in many roles including that of Registered Nurse.
Sonya joins KRMC as a Credentialed Diabetes Educator and will be assisting Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal patients manage their condition.
Tristan Davison, Aboriginal Outreach Worker
Tristan is a proud Dunghutti Man who has lived in western Sydney his whole life.
He joins KRMC with a wealth of experience in community roles, including in Aboriginal health, as a Project Support Officer with the PHN, as a member of the ITC Team and as a Family Partnership Worker with WACS. He also has experience in child protection and as an early learning educator in child services.
As an Aboriginal Outreach Worker, Tristan's role will be wide-reaching. Among other things, he will support KRMC's Doctors, Nurses and Aboriginal Health Team in working with Western Sydney ITC to develop an integrated approach to addressing the health needs of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients; he will identify barriers to medical services and implement strategies to overcome these barriers; and he will use his strong community ties to promote the importance of health management.
Christine Gittoes, Receptionist
Christine is a Wiradjuri woman, born in Wellington, NSW. She has worked in the medical industry for 28 years and at KRMC is a Receptionist and a member of the Corporate Health Service team.
Christine is a member of the KRMC Aboriginal Advisory Committee and also sits on the Woodcroft Festival Committee.