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Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council
Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council

Our Board

The QAIHC Board oversees the work of the QAIHC Secretariat and taskforces, makes recommendations on issues concerning Membership and taskforce appointments, identifies and clarifies policy issues, and oversees the QAIHC Strategic Plan. The membership of the Board consists of:

Matthew Cooke


Suzanne Andrews

Deputy Chairperson

Suzanne is the Chief Executive Officer of Gurriny Yealamucka Health Service in Yarrabah. She has over 10 years’ experience in health and the community control sector and was previously on the QAIHC Board.

Suzanne is a member of Yarrabah Leaders Forum. Her current board positions include NATSIHA, Northern Queensland Primary Health Network and Mutkin Residential and Community Care Indigenous Corporation. She is also a member of the Queensland Ministerial Sexual Health Advisory Committee and member of the National Mental Health Service Planning Framework Committee.

Paula Arnol

Far North Queensland Region Director

James Cripps

North and North-West Region Director

Stevan Ober

Central Queensland Region Director

Sheryl Lawton

South and South-West Region Director