Staff & Volunteers


Nurse Centre Manager

Marija Mrsic – Registered Nurse



Registered Nurses

Frank Blong


Frank was born in Liverpool, UK.  He came to Australia in 1990 and started nursing soon after. Most of his nursing career has been in managing remote clinics, some 23 of them in all. He also spent two years in Saudi Arabia working in the Emergency department of a military hospital.

Frank was the previous Nurse Centre manager of the Cann Valley Bush Nurse Centre, and is also a qualified Remote Area Nurse.  Frank has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Biology, from Manchester University.  Also a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing Science from James Cook University in Townsville, along with numerous post graduate certificates.

He has seen just about every sort of trauma, from bullet and bomb injuries right through to splinters and stubbed toes. He is less than two years away from retirement, and is looking forward to spending his non-working years in his house in Thailand with his wife Anu.


Therese Burke – Casual Registered Nurse

Therese is the Nurse Manager of the Ensay Bush Nursing Center. She is a huge support to us at CVBNC when other nurses take leave or need support on weekend shifts. Therese has years of experience in a vast array of nursing environments.



Jennifer McShane – Business Administrator

Jennifer has been employed at the Cann Valley Bush Nursing Centre since December 2017 while has worked in Business Administration for many years. She works Monday to Thursday each week, making the business side for Cann Valley Bush Nursing Centre run smoothly.


Sarah Nation – Administrative assistant

Sarah has been employed at the Cann Valley Bush Nursing Centre since 2010 as Administrative assistant and has worked in the administration field since 1989.  She works Wednesday and Friday each week, assisting with the administrative duties of the center.


Zoe Meade – Casual Administrative assistant

Zoe has been employed at the Cann Valley Bush Nursing Centre since November 2016 as a Casual Administrative assistant, she has worked in administration for many many years. Zoe works as required to cover leave and support the Nurse Center Manager.



Environmental Services

Maria Taylor

Maria is a cleaner at the centre.  Maria is known for her efficient work and is always busy helping out where she can.


Anu Blong

Anu photo

Anu is Frank’s wife, and comes from North Eastern Thailand where she still owns a farm and house.  She has known frank for about 7 years, and they have been married for nearly 6 years.

Always smiling, Anu is one of the two cleaners in the clinic, and does a few other cleaning jobs around town as well as helping with the Planned Activity Group (PAG) which provides outings and social occasions for older people in the area.


Client Home Care

Anu Blong

Linda Laffy

Sharon Kalz

Carole Morcomb

Kirstein Davies


Client Property Maintenance

Adrian Nation

Rob Puyenbroek

Ian Godsman


Volunteer Drivers

Max Kalz

Barbara Matthison

Val Quick

James McIntyer

Greg Robinson – currently unavaliable