Our Team

Baptist Care NT exists to express God's love and we aim to do this by meeting people's needs, whether they be social, emotional, physical or spiritual. We provide a range of services including direct food support for struggling individuals and families, programs to encourage self-sufficiency and community development, and advocacy assistance. This is achieved in partnership with the churches where possible, and the wider community where appropriate.

Team Members

  • Paul Avery - Acting CEO

Paul is the Interim Chief Executive Officer for Baptist Care NT. Paul has 25 years experience in chruch leadership and not-for-profit organisations including 12 years leading churches as a Minister.

  • Peter Chandler General Manager of Operations

Peter manages the overall day to day operations including staff, stock logistics, volunteers and management. He has a wealth of experience from his time working in local government in many different roles. Peter is also a former NT Government Minister.

  • Curtis KamFinance Officer

Curtis currently handles accounts payable and accounts receivable work for both Food Bank NT and Baptist Care NT. As a graduate of the Charles Darwin University, he is keen to work tightly with the NT community by providing adequate service to people and organizations in need.

  • Rod AliviaFood For Life Manager

Rod manages the operations at Food for Life and the implementation of mobile pantry in a Citi-bus. Rod has 9 years experience with Compassion International where he managed 12 projects in social and community development. He has a Bachelor of Science.

  • Paul WyattSchools, Marketing and Events

Paul has been working in the not-for-profit sector in Darwin for over 25 years. Paul coordinates the Schools Program, Foodbank marketing and social media and coordinates all events and fundraising opportunities. Paul also coordinates the student volunteer and youth ambassador programs

  • Cath Beal Warehouse Manager

Cat manages the overall warehouse operations including in and out stock logistics, management of warehouse volunteers and overall day to day workings of the warehouse including food rescue. Cat was previously the Warehouse Assistant and has previously worked in food management

  • GailBarry Warehouse Assistant

Gail assists in food warehousing, volunteer management and undertakes pick-ups of food.

  • Bronwyn Hawkes Administration Manager

Bronwyn provides front office support and is steadily becoming the expert in database management. She has worked for Foodbank for a number of years and is currently studying a Certificate in Office Administration.

  • Brenda Morgans Administration Assistant

Brenda supports all program areas and works with Bronwyn on management of the database. She currently chairs the OH & S monthly meetings and is studying a Cert 3 in Work Health Safety.