Catherine Kavanagh, Matt Burrows, Josie MacCormack and Robyn Powell

Chief Executive Officer

Matt Burrows

Matt has extensive leadership experience in the not-for-profit sector. Prior to his CEO role at Boab Health, Matt was the CEO of Therapy Focus – one of Australia’s leading professional therapy services for people with disabilities. This is not Matt’s first tenure with Boab Health, Matt was the CEO with Boab from 2006 to 2011 during a transitional period from the Kimberley Division General Practice to Boab Health Services. Matt is highly experienced in delivering health care in remote areas, having worked for nearly two decades in Kalgoorlie, Port Hedland, Alice Springs, Broome and across all the vast lands in-between. Matt is an MBA qualified Chartered Secretary and has been a regular presenter of the Governance Institute’s not-for-profit certificate course. He currently serves on the Governance Committee of Amnesty International Australia.  Matt is passionate about social justice and is currently a DBA Candidate with the John Curtin Institute for Public Policy at Curtin University, looking at effective governance models that empower people with disabilities as consumers of care services.

Acting Executive Manager – Mental Health

Josie MacCormack

Josie is an experienced psychologist and mental health manager with a strong interest in equity and social justice. Josie has extensive experience working with young people, families and marginalised and culturally and linguistically diverse groups including working with refugees at Nauru and Christmas Island. Josie has undergraduate and post-graduate qualifications from Griffith and Bond Universities in QLD.  In her spare time, Josie enjoys spending time with her family and enjoying exploring the beautiful Kimberley landscape.

Executive Manager – Allied Health

Robyn Powell

Robyn has lived and worked in the Kimberley region for over 15 years. Robyn’s extensive local experience compliments her role as Boab Health’s Allied Health Manger in program delivery and design. Robyn has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, as well as further qualifications in chronic disease self-management, nephrology and workplace training and assessment. Prior to working with Boab Health, Robyn worked in a range of roles, specialising in renal nursing and education within government and Aboriginal community-controlled health services. Robyn is passionate about mentoring the allied health team to deliver services with a person-centred approach, focusing on the prevention and self-management of chronic health conditions. Robyn loves to eat ice-cream (in moderation!) and strives to keep healthy by riding her bike to work as often as possible.

Executive Manager – Operations

Kim Lovibond

Kim is an experienced business manager having worked for almost a decade in the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Sector.  Kim moved to Broome after working remotely in Yalata, along the Far West Coast of South Australia and with other Communities such as Tjuntjuntjara (WA) and Oak Valley (SA). Kim is passionate about closing the gap, self-determination and the provision of equitable health care around Australia. Kim has an undergraduate degree majoring in Psychology and a Master of Health Economics and Policy (Health Management). Kim loves an adventure, whether travelling overseas or exploring the great outdoors with her family.

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