About Us

‘Together we care’ epitomises who we are and how we work at EPIS.

It reflects our vision, our values and our mission; it underpins the work we do every day within our Communities.

It is the way the Board, management and staff strives to have EPIS recognised within the Inland Pilbara and Western Desert of WA.

We provide quality services to some of Australia’s most vulnerable individuals and communities.

Our service is built on good systems, significant resources, strong networks, partnerships, and the determination to be the best at what we do.

Caring is what we do best.


Who We Are.

EPIS is a not-for-profit organisation servicing those in need in the Newman area in Western Australia.

What We Do.

EPIS provides a basic support to the frail, aged, disabled, people with long-term conditions and their carers.

How We Do It.

We help by providing personal care, transport, respite care, domestic assistance, social support, centre based daycare and home-based nursing.

Our Ethos

We respectfully acknowledge that we work on Aboriginal land and pay our respects to community members and elders, past and present.

Our Vision, Mission, Values and Focus

EPIS Board and members are united in their description of EPIS as an organisation who takes very seriously it’s mandate to care:


To provide an integrated range of basic support services to people who are frail aged, people with disabilities, people who have long term medical conditions and their carers. We do this so people can continue living at home and within their community, as well as enhancing their quality of life.



To be the leading provider of quality frail aged and disability services to communities across the East Pilbara.



  • CHOICES: The right of people to make choices in their own lives.
  • RESPECT: The right of people to have dignity, respect, privacy and confidentiality.
  • TRUST: The right of people to be valued as individuals.
  • SERVICES: The right of people to access services on a non-discriminatory basis.
  • HONEST: The right of the community to have an accountable and responsible service.
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Newman Head Office

Ph: 08 9175 5179

702 Les Tutt Drive, Newman WA 6753


Newman Day Centre

Ph: 08 9175 1666

702 Les Tutt Drive, Newman WA 6753


Nyabalee House

Ph: 08 9175 1666

702 Les Tutt Drive, Newman WA 6753


Marble Bar Day Centre

Ph: 08 9176 1060

F: 08 9176 1069

Lot 19 Francis Street, Marble Bar WA 6760

PO Box 102


Jigalong Day Centre

Ph: 08 9175 7676

PMB 7, 212 Third Street

Jigalong, WA 6753


Tom Price Day Centre

Ph: 08 9189 2260

F: 08 9189 2284

32 Wattle Street, Tom Price WA 6751

PO Box 472


Desert Project

Ph: 0497 801 192


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Our Team

EPIS is the leading provider of quality Aged Care and Respite Services in the Inland Pilbara and Western Desert. Our staff are dedicated to delivering a range of services with care and compassion.


Training forms a significant part of staff development and mandatory training in areas of Workplace Health & Safety, medication management, manual handling and safe driver training is undertaken throughout the year.


All staff are required to have a police clearance, working with children check, comprehensive first aid training and a drivers licence or willingness to obtain one. Cultural Awareness training is offered on a regular basis and is essential for working within local Communities.


EPIS employ over 30 staff and have a very small volunteer base. We care for over 200 people each year in remote areas of the Pilbara and Western Desert.


We have a strong team culture and reflect our Organisation’s vision, mission and goals with pride each day as we deliver services in-home and community care, home care packages and cottage and flexible respite care.


We have a strong Aboriginal workforce sponsored through the National Jobs Creation Package, building skills and knowledge in caring for our ageing communities.


With a strong commitment to working with other health professionals and partners to ensure the highest level of care for our communities, the EPIS core values are consistently reflected in our everyday work life.

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Deb Stockton
Chief Executive Officer
Mandy Medlen
Corporate Services Manager
Elle Kerr - Operations Manager Newman
Elle Kerr
Operations Manager
Jenny Pratten
Jenny Pratten
Executive Consultant
Carolyn Adams
Carolyn Adams
Finance Officer
Helen Medlen
Helen Medlen
Finance Officer
Dave Woodhead
Red Desert Industries Building, Construction and Maintenance
Mel Doddy
Melissa Doddy
Enrolled Nurse
Mark Keogh
Mark Keogh
Red Desert Industries Training
Catrina Jones - Client Serices Coordinator
Catrina Jones
Care Team Leader
Tony Medcraft - Support Worker
Tony Medcraft
Support Worker
Marian Zwart
Marian Zwart
Food Services Coordinator
Rod McLoed
Roderick McLeod
Care Team Leader
Kavita McLeod
Care Team Leader
Damien Kelly
Support Worker
Teki Prescott -Jigalong Care Team Leader
 Teki Prescott
Care Team Leader
Natalie Tapera - TOM PRICE Care Team Leader
Natalie Tapera
Care Team Leader
Tendayi Jayangwe
Support Worker
Tupou Kore
Tupou Kore
Support Worker
Tupou Fifita
Tupou Fifita
Support Worker
Dave Woodhead
RDI Commercial Manager
Mark Keogh
Mark Keogh
RDI Projects Manager