Team Biographies

Gail Rogers

President

Gail Rogers

Gail has clinical experience as a Speech Language Pathologist in various parts of Australia and the United Kingdom.

She specialises in working with teenagers & adults with communication and / or swallowing challenges and facilitates Vocal Boot Camps for people of all ages who use their voice within their profession or personal leisure time.

She was rewarded for her contribution to health in the Far North at the recent Cairns Business Women’s Club awards as the recipient of the Small Business Owner award 2014.

Combining these skills with her active membership roles on the Health Reimagined Governance Committee, Cairns Australian Institute of Company Directors Committee, Arts Nexus Board, Cairns Business Women’s Club Board, Australian Voice Association and Women On Board’s, Gail has a strong voice on multiple levels for the community members in the Far North.

Louise Cooper

Treasurer/ Secretary

Louise Cooper

Louise’s role within the FNQAHA is to oversee the everyday finances and help make strategic decisions as part of the committee that will benefit both the FNQ population and local allied health professionals. Louise is passionate about improving the quantity and quality of all allied health services with the FNQ region.

Louise is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Director of Health Moves Cairns. Louise is a bit of a nomad, and has lived in various places around Australia and in the UK; however she has called Cairns home for the past 12 years and loves the lifestyle Cairns provides her family.

Louise completed her studies at James Cook University and has worked in various roles within the Exercise Physiology realm such as in private practice and non for profit organisations. Louises goal for Health Moves Exercise Physiology is to assist individuals in moving to better health through guided exercise programs and lifestyle change.

Katarini Manolatos

General Member

Katarini Manolatos

Kerry Stingel

General Member

Kerry Stingel

Kerry is the President of FNQAHA, in this role she brings together a large range of Allied Health professionals, meet with organizations such as the Primary Heath Care Partnership Council and FNQ Medicare Local to represent Allied Health. She is passionate about teamwork and ensuring the people of FNQ receive appropriate and timely services.

Kerry Stingel was born and bred in Cairns and has been an Occupational Therapist since 1989. She worked for six years in general adult rehabilitation and aged care in Geelong and at Cairns Base Hospital.  Kerry focused on Hand and Upper Limb Therapy when she worked in the private practice of two Surgeons, becoming a full member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association (AHTA) in 1998. She has gone on to complete post graduate study in lymphoedema management and soft tissue injury management.

She started her private practice, Cairns Occupational Therapy in 1999 and has grown the practice to include six OTs. Kerry’s work includeshand and upper limb therapy, lymphoedema management and post cancer care, work rehabilitation, medicolegal assessments and supervising OT students and clinicians.

She is an active member of OT Australia, AHTA, ALA and has a passion for training therapists and providing multi-disciplinary rehabilitation in the private sector.