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 again Interim Chief Executive Officer for Baptist Care NT until March 31st 2018 when a new CEO will be appointed. Paul has 25 years experience in church leadership and not-for-profit organisations including 12 years leading churches as a 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.

  • Jen AliviaSchool Breakfast Program Coordinator

Jen coordinates the implementation of the School Breakfast Program across NT urban and remote schools. She has 12 years of experience in community development in the and has been running the School breakfast program for 1 ½ years. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree and is working towards a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care.

  • Peter Chandler Warehouse Manager

Peter manages the overall warehouse operations including stock logistics, volunteers and management. He has been brought in as a short term consultant to review the operations of the warehouse. Peter is a former NT Government Minister.

  • Kath Beal Warehouse Assistant

Kath assists in food warehousing, volunteer management and undertakes pick-ups of food. She has previously worked in food management.

  • 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.