Dr Bruce Cameron
BSc(Hons) MBBS FACRRM DRANZCOG
Dr Bruce Cameron has been a rural medical practitioner on the Atherton Tablelands for more than 30 years. From 1978 until 1997 he was Medical Superindendent of the Atherton Hospital and has been subsequently in private practice in Atherton and Malanda. Dr Cameron is a Foundation Member of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine, has been the Queensland State Director on the ACRRM board and is a Past President of the Rural Doctors' Association of Queensland and a Past Vice President of the Rural Doctors' Association of Australia. In 2008 he was appointed Adjunct Associate Professor School of Medicine James Cook University.
Dr Brenton Trezise
MBBS GDCM FRACGP FACRRM FACID
For more than 15 years, Dr Brenton Trezise has been a GP Supervisor. He has extensive history in rural medicine but now concentrates more on emergency medicine, skin cancer surgery and teaching registrars and students. Partner and practitioner at Ayr Medical Group, Dr Trezise is also a director of Burrice Pty Ltd, Mt Stuart Pty Ltd and Riverway Development Pty Ltd.
Community and Project Development Consultant Leonie Davey has over 17 years of rural and regional community development, project development and management experience. During this time she has worked with registered training organisations, community groups, agri-political organisations, local, state and federal governments, global resource companies and small private equity firms. She has extensive networks throughout North Queensland and has an in-depth understanding of regional communities. Leonie has experience in the fields of community infrastructure and planning, administration of government funding, residential housing development and is a business management and logistics specialist.
Dr Aileen Traves
Education Committee Chair
MBBS DipChldHlth. FRACGP
Dr Aileen Traves joined Tropical Medical Training as a registrar in 2007, and held the position of Registrar Liaison Officer from 2008-2010. She worked at Cairns Base Hospital following undergraduate medical training at James Cook University. Her General Practice experience includes work in Kuranda, Mareeba, and an advanced rural skills post with the Paediatric Outreach Program travelling throughout Cape York, the Torres Strait and the Atherton Tablelands. She completed an academic post with James Cook University, and now lectures at the university part time. She works in general practice in Kuranda, where she has a special interest in the health of Aboriginal people. Aileen is a qualified Justice of the Peace.
Barry Comben brings to the board a general commercial experience, having over 20 years in the real estate industry, with 14 years of this as partner of Mackay firm, Hugh Reilly Real Estate. The business is one of Mackay's oldest, employing a staff of 18 in both sales and property management. Barry's experience in this sector has been enhanced by a term as branch President of the REIQ, as well as his current position as director of the publishing companies, Mackay Real Estate Weekly and National Press Group. Barry has also served as a committee member of the Mackay branch of the Leukaemia Foundation since its creation in 1986.
Dr Richard Keyes
Dr Richard Keyes is currently a full-time GP in Townsville. He served in the Royal Australian Airforce until 1982 and then in the Specialist Reserve until 2008. He has memberships and is active in the following; the Australian Society of Aerospace of Medicine, Sports Medicine, Skin Cancer Society of Australia and Cosmetics Physicians Society of Australia. He has served on the board of the Townsville Division of General Practice, was a former executive member of the Australian Medical Association of Queensland, and has been on the medical advisory board of the then Wesley Park Haven and the Mater Hospital. He has also been involved in teaching medical students from JCU as an adjunct Senior Lecturer and a GP Trainer.
Dr Alan McMahon
MBBS FACRRM GAICD
Currently a GP in Cairns, Dr Alan McMahon has previously served in Papua New Guinea as a Major in the Army, worked as a Surgical Registrar at Repatriation Hospital Greenslopes and Cairns Base Hospital, Medical Superintendent in Babinda District Hospital in addition to 20 years as solo GP in Babinda, with visiting rights. Dr McMahon has considerable board experience having served on the GP Cairns, Far North Queensland Rural Division of General Practice (FNQRDGP), GP Queensland, and Health Workforce Queensland Boards with a cumulative experience of 39 years. He has served on the FNQRDGP Board since 1995 and held positions as Secretary, Treasurer, Chair of Finance Committee, Chair of Governance Committee, and 8 years as Chairman of the Board.
Dr Anthony Brown
Dr Anthony Brown,
Dr Anthony Brown graduated from Melbourne University in 1985. Currently working as a Senior Medical Officer at the Mareeba Hospital, Dr Brown previously worked for 22 years as a Rural Proceduralist GP partner and Visiting Medical Officer at the local public hospital in the South West Victorian town of Camperdown. During this time Dr Brown was part of a Caesarean section service for surrounding towns. Dr Brown was a member of the steering committee to set up the Greater Green Triangle GP Education & Training (GGTGPET) training provider, becoming the Vice Chair then Chairman of GGTGPET. Dr Brown was also a Board member for Southern GP Education & Training, the Secretary then Chair of Otway Division of General Practice and has been on the Board for South West Health Care hospital Board.
Dr Nicole Williams
MBBS, MA (Hons)
Born in South Africa, Nicole Williams was schooled in Johannesburg, prior to completing an MA (Hons) in International Relations at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. Following her studies, she then travelled across Africa, gaining experience of humanitarian aid and the workings of several non-governmental organisations, including the International Rescue Committee where she was involved in monitoring and evaluation of projects in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Northern Kenya. Nici subsequently assumed the role of Program Manager for a USAID-funded NGO focused on community development for orphans of HIV/AIDS in South Africa. In 2006 she moved to Sydney in order to embark on a career in medicine, and completed an MBBS from UNSW in 2010. Nicole is currently a GP Registrar working at Mount Sheridan Medical Practice in Cairns.