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

  • Hon. Peter Chandler Acting Chief Executive Officer

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.

  • Maya (Nandini) Pillai - Finance Officer

Maya currently handles accounts payable and accounts receivable work for both Food Bank NT and Baptist Care NT. Maya has been working in the not-for-profit sector fro almost 10 years after completing her post-graduate in Finance.

  • 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

  • Gail Barry  Warehouse Manager

Gail 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.

  • Ali Bowes Warehouse Assistant

Ali assists in food warehousing, volunteer management and general assistance with day to day running of the warehouse.

  • Jemima Bishop Administration Manager

Jemima provides front office support and delights in being the customer liaisong between organtisations, clients and volunteers.