BOARD MEMBER PROFILES
Dr Kevin Arlett
MB,BS; FRACGP; FAICD
Dr Kevin Arlett is the current chairman of the Townsville–Mackay Medicare Local and a Board Member of the Townsville Hospital and Health Board.
He has also served on the state bodies of General Practice Queensland (GPQ) as a Director and Chairman, as well as serving as the GPQ representative on Health Workforce Queensland for three years, also as a director. He was formerly the Chair of Townsville General Practice Network.
Dr Arlett is a partner in the Townsville and Suburban Medical Practice and specialises in sports medicine. He is heavily involved in medical education and often speaks at conferences and events, especially around his experience as a high level sports doctor.
Dr Arlett is the Team Physician for Toyota North Queensland Cowboys Rugby League Club (N.R.L.) and the Townsville Fire Basketball Team (W.N.B.L.)
Dr Michael Murray
Dr Michael Murray qualified in Medicine and Surgery in Dublin in 1976 and has practised in Australia since.
He did an internship at the Royal Brisbane Hospital and after attaining the Diploma of the RACOG practised in Rural and Regional Australia.
Dr Murray spent over 20 years in GP in Mackay and has worked in Townsville for the past nine years, mainly in Youth Mental Health and General Practice.
He has been involved in education at JCU, TMT and the ADF and served in the Army Reserve as Regimental Medical Officer for 42RQR and overseas with 4 RAR Battalion Group in E. Timor in the Regular Army in 2001.
Richard Moore is the Queensland State Manager at the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has more than 25 years experience in general management, both here and overseas, including over 20 years in senior management positions.
Richard is a graduate of the AICD Company Directors Course and the Harvard University Corporate Governance program. In addition to his executive role, he is currently a non executive Director of:
- Queensland Private Enterprise Centre Inc.
- Defence Reserves Support Council - Queensland
Karalyn Huxhagen holds an appointment as a community and accredited pharmacist to the National Prescribing Service (NPS) committee called the Prescribing Intervention Working Group and the pharmacy sub group of this committee.
Ms Huxhagen is involved in the development of policy and competency standards at PSA National and the implementation of education and practice initiatives at both a national and state level.
She is currently both a preceptor and supervisor of pre-registration students for students completing their pre-registration year and regularly supervises students from various years of the undergraduate courses as a member of the advisory group for the James Cook university pharmacy course in Townsville, Queensland.
She has been an active community allied health member and has been involved with:
- Mackay and District Wound Care Interest Group
- Mackay and District Allied Health Diabetes Interest Group
- Mackay Primary Health Care Council
- Mackay District Health Council
She was presented with an Australia Day award in 2010 for my services to the health of the community and in October 2010 she was awarded the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia Pharmacist of the Year award.
Pharmacist Manager and Community Pharmacist at Mackay Associated Friendly Societies Pharmacy Limited.
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL/COMMUNITY BODIES:
Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
Pharmacy Guild of Australia
Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy
(Previous member) Mackay Division of General Practice
B.Eng. (Electronics), Post-Grad. Dip Management, Post-Grad. Dip Business (Accounting), Dip Financial Planning
Chris established a financial planning practice in Ingham, North Queensland, in 1995. Prior to that he spent 13 years in the Royal Australian Air Force where his leadership qualities saw him rise to the rank of squadron leader.
Chris is also a Certified Practicing Accountant and Certified Financial Planner, as well as a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Helen is a minerals processing engineer, who helps organisations formulate a strategic approach to business improvement. The methodologies used enable organisations to achieve their goals and objectives.
Her expertise is in the creation of strategic planning programmes and the implementation of solutions through the involvement and commitment of stakeholders.
Helen has been a consultant for 9 years and on the Board of Ergon Energy for 6 years. The previous 10 years saw her working in roles in the processing and mining industry, where she was instrumental in achieving of significant and visible process and bottom line improvements. During this time she drove leading edge concepts such as Six Sigma and Balanced Scorecard and was a member of the BHP Billiton Cannington Leadership Team.
• Director, Ergon Energy Corporation Limited
• Chair, Operational Risk Committee, Ergon Energy
• Chair, Hinchinbrook Employment Services
• Graduate AICD Company Directors Course
• Six Sigma Leader and Black Belt, BHP Billiton Cannington
• Senior Operations Engineer and Commissioning Engineer, BHP HBI Operations.
• Bachelor of Engineering, Minerals Processing. University of Qld. 1993
Dr Sarah Larkins
After obtaining an undergraduate medical degree and Bachelor of Medical Science from the University of Melbourne in 1993, Dr Larkins completed her residency in Melbourne before moving to Townsville to pursue clinical and academic interests in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health.
She completed her general practice training (FRACGP) in 2004, including advanced rural skills in Indigenous health, and has worked in general practice largely in community controlled health services, but also in private general practice.
Dr Larkin completed a Masters of Public Health and Tropical Medicine through JCU in 2001, and in 2007 completed a PhD through the School of Medicine and Dentistry and the School of Indigenous Australian Studies. Her doctoral studies involved working with young Indigenous women in Townsville using mixed methods and a participatory approach to investigate attitudes and behaviours around relationships, sex, contraception and pregnancy.
Associate Professor, General Practice and Rural Medicine, School of Medicine and Dentistry – James Cook University.
Bachelor of Medical Science (University of Melbourne), MBBS (University of Melbourne), MPH&TM (James Cook University), FRACGP and Grad Dip Rural Medicine (Advanced Special Skills in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health); FARGP, PhD (James Cook University – Indigenous Primary Health Care and Public Health).
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL/COMMUNITY BODIES:
Director of NQ Sub-faculty of RACGP
Chair, Queensland Health Office of Rural and Remote Health Credentialing committee for rural and remote Queensland
ACRRM Scientific Committee
TTH Research Committee
Review Board. Remote Clinical Practice Manual
Member of James Cook University Human Research Ethics Committee