AONT Board and Annual Reports

AONT Board


President      Joan Crombie

Joan has a professional background in Occupational Therapy and brings to the Board of AONT a therapy focus and a general holistic health approach relating to arthritis and osteoporosis issues. Joan enjoys providing support to the “team”. However work responsibilities mean that support has some limitations. Joan says: “I am impressed by the knowledge of our team and the willingness to share that knowledge with the community. I am proud to be with AONT.”  Joan was appointed President In May 2018.

Vice President       Position vacant

Treasurer/Public Officer      Ruth Garden

Since joining AONT in 1998 Ruth has been involved in a wide range of volunteer activities, as well as serving a stint as Health Educator.  Her interest is helping people make decisions to improve their own management of their health. While now more involved with financial and management issues, manning information stands, facilitating pain management courses and giving presentations, Ruth has also assisted in delivering a wide range of programs, including self-management courses and physical activity sessions, meeting many current and past members along the way.  She first joined the Board in 2006.

Secretary      Hilary Fowler

Hilary was a high school science teacher, retiring in 2008. After suffering osteoarthritis in her knees she got involved as a volunteer with AONT, joining the Board in 2010.

Ordinary Board Members

Margaret Murray

As an osteoarthritis sufferer Margaret wanted to work with Arthritis and Osteoporosis NT to help others with the same problems. She first came to the NT in 1972, working as a Government employee in both Nhulunbuy and Darwin. After some time in Melbourne she returned to Darwin permanently in 2011.

Anne Coutts

As a sufferer of Osteoarthritis and to honour her dear friend Beth Harvey Anne joined the Palmerston Arthritis Support Group in 2014 on her retirement from Aged Care Nursing. Anne enjoys the friendship of the amazing aged members. The group has always been very supportive of Anne in her role as Convener, when Sylvia Bugg retired after being in the position for 20 years. They have speakers on different health issues or general concerns in the community. The small group has always appreciated the assistance and support of AONT.

Charles Atherton

Annual Reports

Annual Reports are prepared for the Annual General Meeting each year to provide an overview of the organisations activities for the previous financial year.

An audited Financial Report is included in the Annual Report.

Annual Report 2019

Annual Report 2018

Annual Report 2017

Annual Report 2016

Annual Report 2015



Her Honour the Administrator, the Honourable Vicki O’Halloran AO