Meet our amazing people

Our dedicated staff bring with them a vast variety of skills and knowledge and a passion for helping Territorians Breathe Better.


Meet our amazing people

Executive Manager and Master Trainer

Leanne Elliott-Holmes

Leanne joined the Asthma Foundation NT in 2009 and with her nursing background has been a good fit for the organisation. Since joining the foundation Leanne has actively developed her knowledge and skills in asthma, its management and spirometry. In 2017 she was awarded the Asthma Australia Spotlight on Asthma Award in recognition for her exceptional service to the community with her development of the Northern Territory Department of Education Asthma Guidelines for schools. Taking this achievement to a national level, she is also an active member of the Asthma Australia's Working Committee designated in the design of national asthma guidelines for schools. In 2019 she was promoted to the Executive Manager role.

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Asthma Educator and BPharm (hons)

Gabriela de Oliveira

Gabi has previously worked as an intern with the Asthma Foundation NT while training to become an accredited pharmacist and in 2017 she joined the Asthma Foundation NT board.

Gabi is pleased she is able to be back working as part of the team at AFNT and brings with her a knowledge and understanding of asthma and related conditions as she is a qualified pharmacist. She is originally from Brazil but has lived in Darwin for the past 15 years.

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Asthma Educator and Asthma Swim Coordinator

Kirra Christian

Kirra has joined the Asthma Foundation team and has asthma herself so understands the importance of what the foundation does. She is originally from NSW but moved here a few years ago after visiting and falling in love with the NT and what it has to offer. She manages the Asthma Swim Program and is actively developing her knowledge and skills in asthma, its management and spirometry as well as delivering asthma education through the program Asthma in Your Mate to kids across the territory.

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Office Manager

Jillian Blackman

Jillian joined the Asthma Foundation NT in 2018 and brings with her an extensive background in administration to help support the staff and board and is the friendly front face of the Asthma Foundation office.

Prior to becoming the office manager she has been involved with the foundation over the years firstly through the swim program with her kids, helping volunteering at events and was also a one time board member which gives her a unique view of how all aspects of the Asthma Foundation NT runs.

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