The KRMC Aboriginal Advisory Committee meets regularly to discuss ways in which the Centre can engage with the local Aboriginal community.
This includes exploring ways to extend health services into the community, encouraging Aboriginal people to register with a GP and to consult regularly with that GP in order to manage any health issues they may be having. KRMC is also in the process of setting up outreach programs with local Aboriginal services.
Apart from the area of health, the Committee looks at ways the Centre can help empower Aboriginal people, especially youth and is working on a few of these projects at the moment.
Vanessa is a Gamilaraay woman. She has extensive experience in mental health and community development. She is currently studying for a Certificate in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health at NSW TAFE.
Vanessa is a member of the KRMC Aboriginal Advisory Committee.
Dr. Josie Guyer, GP Registrar - more information coming soon
Dr. Andrew Melito, BA, MA, MBBS, GP Registrar, KRMC
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.
Interests: Aboriginal health and wellbeing, alcohol misuse and diabetes.
Dr. Phil Humphris, MBBS, MIPH, FRACGP, GP, KRMC
Dr. Humphris studied at the University of Adelaide and the University of Sydney and followed this with several years in hospital-based medicine. In addition, he holds a Masters in International Public Health. Dr. Humphris has worked as the Medical Officer in many remote Aboriginal communities in central Australia and will take regular time out from KRMC to continue working with these communities. He has also undertaken extensive humanitarian work in Ethiopia, the Middle East, Sudan and other regions, is a Director of Medecins Sans Frontieres and is also Chair of the Musculoskeletal Editorial Working Group of the Remote Primary Health Care Manual (RPHCM), Central Australia.
Interests: the health of Aboriginal people, migrant health and chronic disease management.
Clinics: KRMC Clean Slate Clinic. Click here to read more about the KRMC Clean Slate Clinic.
KRMC Aboriginal Advisory Committee: lead GP
KRMC Corporate Health Service: Early intervention consults, WorkCover and general medicals.
Berni Rushton, BA (Hons), Business Development Director
Berni studied at The University of Manchester and the College of Law, London. Her commercial knowledge and marketing experience assist Berni in promoting KRMC®'s services within the Blacktown community and further afield. Berni writes and updates all of KRMC®'s promotional material, including website content, and oversees KRMC®’s social media platforms. She is involved in all new initiatives within the business, including our Corporate Health Service, the setting up and operation of Clinics and the organisation of our free Community Education Program. Berni works on establishing links with local schools, sports and community clubs in terms of advertising, presentations and sponsorship. She also liaises with local healthcare bodies to ensure that KRMC®'s continued involvement in western Sydney's healthcare services is both appropriate to the local demographic and meets the ever changing demand for new and integrated services. Berni is currently overseeing KRMC's White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation.
Berni is a proud supporter of the GWS Giants.
Chris Rushton,BCom, LLB, Director
Chris studied at the University of New South Wales and holds joint degrees in law and commerce. He has many years’ experience in the commercial sector, having been a partner in an international law firm for over twenty years. Chris brings extensive business and managerial knowledge to KRMC® and possesses unique skills to assist in the continued expansion of KRMC®’s services.
Chris is a proud supporter of the Waratahs.
Peter Rushton, BPharm, CEO
Having worked in Blacktown for over twenty-five years, Peter has built up enduring relationships with many members of the community and has an unrivalled knowledge of the healthcare needs of Blacktown City. He was instrumental in the establishment of KRMC®. Peter works closely with our doctors, allied health professionals and nurses, ensuring that the Centre's facilities and services allow them to provide their patients with optimum care. Peter also works in conjunction with a number of healthcare bodies with the aim of developing new health initiatives and heightening the quality of medical services available to the community.
Peter is a proud supporter of the Parramatta Eels.
Dolie Ufi, Aboriginal Health Support Worker
Dolie is an Aboriginal Gamilaroi Tongan woman.
She holds a Diploma in Leadership & Management, a Diploma in Counselling and a Certificate in Community from NSW TAFE and is in the process of completing her Certificate in Primary Healthcare with the Aboriginal Health College. Dolie focuses on improving access to KRMC's services for the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. She will become KRMC's first Aboriginal Health Practitioner in 2018.
Dolie is a member of the KRMC Aboriginal Advisory Committee.