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Meet the Team

We’re proud to have the ‘dream team’ of wildlife veterinarians in our corner! With decades of experience under their belts, their expertise and dedication mean that our Australian wildlife are in the best hands.

Dr. Stephen Van Mil

Founder, Director & CEO

Amanda Gorvin

General Manager - Byron Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Dr Bree Talbot

Foundation Veterinarian

Russell Mills

General Manager - Strategy & Story

Dr Chantal Whitten

Associate Veterinarian

Dr Jade Cook


Dr Helen Cahill


Louise Napoli - Veterinary Nurse
Louise Napoli

Senior Veterinary Nurse

A photo of vet nurse Chiara Faroni
Chiara Faroni

Veterinary Nurse

Cat Gerke

Marketing Manager

Annette Sundercombe

Volunteer Coordinator

Natalie Palmer

Veterinary Nurse

Hayley Farley

Veterinary Nurse

Maddy Meredith

Veterinary Nurse

Tahnee Barnes

Veterinary Nurse

Dr Ken Henry AC


Karl Cope

Deputy Chair

A smiling man with a native marsupial
Matthew Curtis


Dr. Larry Vogelnest
Dr. Larry Vogelnest


Dr Alex Hynes


Dr. Amber Gillett
Dr. Amber Gillett

Wildlife Veterinarian & Artist

Gary Rooke

Foundation Driver, Hospital Maintenance Manager

Norm Bartie

Wildlife Warrior