NACCHO Board of Directors
Donnella Mills is a proud Torres Strait Islander woman with ancestral and family links to Masig and Nagir. She is Chair of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO), Chair of Wuchopperen Health Service, a member of James Cook University Council and was recently appointed to the Commonwealth Government’s Advisory Council on Family, Domestic and Sexual Violence. From 2014 to 2021, she worked as a Cairns-based lawyer with LawRight, a community legal centre which coordinates the provision of pro-bono services for vulnerable people. She was also the managing lawyer for the innovative Wuchopperen Health Justice Partnership, in which lawyers and health professionals partnered to achieve improved health, wellbeing and justice outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. In 2020-21 she served as the Partnerships Director at Health Justice Australia. In August 2021 she was appointed Senior Associate, Pro Bono Manager at King & Wood Mallesons.
Chris Bin Kali
NACCHO Deputy Chair
Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia
CEO, Illawarra Aboriginal Medical Service
Chief Operating Officer Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre (TAC)
Chairperson of the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO)
Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation
Leisa is a Warumungu woman with strong family ties to Tennant Creek and surrounding Barkly Region of the Northern Territory.
Leisa commenced in the role as the Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation CEO in February 2022 and is based in Tennant Creek.
Leisa has worked in Aboriginal Health for close to 30 years and held positions in policy, management, coordination and service delivery at the national, state/territory and local levels with government, non-government, the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health sector and a stint with a Research Institute.
Leisa’s formal training in Public Health Nutrition and she holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Nutrition, Master Community Nutrition and PhD in Public Health.
Leisa’s passion is in continuing to grow the future of Aboriginal leadership in health and in building on communities’ strengths for positive and sustainable change.
CEO Danila Dilba Health Service
Rob McPhee is the Chief Executive Officer for Danila Dilba Health Service in Darwin. Prior to this, he was Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer at Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services in Broome WA. He is currently Deputy Chairperson for the Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance NT (AMSANT).
His people are from Derby in the West Kimberley and from the Pilbara region of Western Australia. He has an undergraduate degree in Aboriginal Community Management and Development and a Graduate Certificate in Human Rights.
He is passionate about social justice for First peoples and has spent the past 30 years working in Indigenous affairs. Prior to working in Aboriginal health, he has undertaken roles that include teaching at Curtin University and the University of Western Australia and as a senior adviser in community relations and Indigenous affairs to the oil and gas industry.