Our Staff

Executive Team

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER – Debra Twartz

Debra Twartz is a primary trained teacher who taught at various schools in the NT for 13 years. She has extensive experience in Christian Education, including as a Principal at Sattler Christian College (formerly Litchfield Christian School).

Debra served as a Director of NT Christian Schools for 5 years and commenced an administrative role with NT Christian Schools in 2008. Debra was formerly the Deputy Chief Executive, with oversight of corporate services and provided strategic support for school operations. Debra is married to Simon and they have two children currently attending Marrara Christian College. Debra and her family fellowship at St Andrew Lutheran Church, where she is involved in children’s ministry and worship leading.

DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION – Paul Arundell

Paul Arundell is a passionate History teacher who has taught at various schools in NSW and WA. He has over 30 years experience in Christian Education, including as the Principal at Strathalby Christian College in Geraldton (2011-16), WA and Mountains Christian College (2005-2010) in the Blue Mountains West of Sydney.
Paul has extensive experience in Christian Education having been a parent, a teacher, a Board Chair and a Principal. Paul also served as the State Executive Officer and State Council chair for WA for a number of years. Paul is married to Helen and they have three adult children who all attended Christian Schools. Paul and Helen attend Darwin Baptist Church and love exploring this wonderful country in which we live.

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER – Cawood Davies

Cawood (B.Comm) serves as the Finance and Resource Manager and attends Board meetings as part of his role. Cawood is able to translate complex finance and development issues into ‘lay’ language enabling board members with responsibility for numerous schools across a wide spread of locations, to make informed decisions. Cawood manages both capital and recurrent budgets for some of the most remote non-government schools in Australia. His careful management ensures these schools are well-equipped and thrive. Cawood manages a raft of complex government funded and privately funded programmes. Cawood is married to Karin and fellowships at Crossroads Christian Church.

Human Resources/ Reception

Glynnis Few
(Human Resources
& Payroll Manager)

Kerith Donnan
(Administrative Officer
Human Resources)

Don Gomez
(Human Resources Officer)

Nancy Brown
(Office Manager)

Christine Badenhop
(Reception)

Finance

Sue Clow
(Finance Team Leader)

Ronel Goosen
(Senior Finance Officer)

Mali Gray
(Finance Officer)

Carolyn Pavy
(Finance Officer)

Mark Elkington
(Project Coordinator)

Information, Communication, Technology

Matt Kernick
(ICT Manager)

Peter Kent
(ICT Integrator)

Kirk Dugdell
(Remote Support Officer)

Jo Glasgow
(ICT Application Support)

Bismarck Macabuhay
(ICT System Support)

Mitchel Bateman
(ICT Technician)

Minu Mathew-Kurian
(ICT Technician)

Allan Bishop
(ICT Junior Technician)

Stuart Cameron
(ICT Technician)

Corporate Support

Phoebe Van Bentum
(Executive Support &
Policy Development)

Dee Little
(Project Officer)

School Support

Kathleen Flentje
(Curriculum Coordinator)

Chris Kleefsman
(Administration & Systems
Officer)

Karin Davies
(Special Education Coordinator)

Lyne Hansen
(Network Librarian)

Shelley Galbraith
(Early Years Advisor)

Transforming Training

Kim Ninneman
(VET Coordinator)

Sue McElroy
(VET Trainer)

Ruth Kamau
(VET Trainer)

Kimberly O’Hagan
(Administration)

Daryl Zajc
(Administration)

Sue Russo
(Trainer Support – Assessments)

Families & Schools Together (FAST)

Mal Galbraith
(FAST Manager)

Ange McCann
(FAST Project Officer)

Anna Rusman
(FAST Admin Officer)

Jasmin Orozco
(FAST Trainer)

Kath Irwin
(FAST Assistant)

Galauku Garawirrtja
(Community Trainer)

Susan Gurrawurra
(Community Trainer)

Phillip Dhamarrandji
(Community Trainer)

Minay Wunungmurra
(Community Trainer)