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Support Staff

Meet our team
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James  Practice Manager and I.T. Support

James joined East Clinic in 2006 as a relief receptionist, quickly becoming an important part of the team and a full time team member. He became the Practice Manager at East clinic in 2022. Bringing his wealth of knowledge from his 16 years at the practice to the role.

He also oversees our Information Technology, ensuring our computer systems operate effectively to ensure patients records are up to date. He works closely with our nursing team to ensure patients in our Chronic Disease Management program have regular appointments.

In his spare time James enjoys reading and is a committed PC gamer.

Kerri Reception

Kerri joined East Clinic as Saturday morning casual receptionist in 2004 and has since become a full time member of staff - but still oversees Saturday morning reception!

Kerri takes a leadership role in our reception team and enjoys the fast pace and caring environment of our clinic. Patients are her number one priority and she ensures that they are welcomed and made comfortable on arrival and always treated with respect.

In her spare time Kerri enjoys socialising on her back deck overlooking the Brisbane River and keeps active with yoga, kayaking and walking.

Carolyn Reception

Carolyn started working at East Clinic in 2015. She came to us with extensive administration experience, previously working at Workers Comp QLD, parliamentary services and a medical practice.

Carolyn enjoys her role at East as she can attend to patients needs and maintain a happy and effective work environment. When she is not at work Carolyn loves to grow roses, which she brings to work every week, kayaking and spending time with family and friends

Dianne Reception

Dianne completed her training as an Endorsed Enrolled Nurse at Ipswich General Hospital in 1987 and then worked at Kenmore Repatriation Hospital. Before heading to Darwin in 1988. She returned to Ipswich General Hospital in 1994 to work in the Day Procedures and Endoscopy Room until 2008. when she left to work for Dr Grant Elmer. She has since joined the reception team.

Dianne loves to be out in her caravan and spending time with her family. 

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Sonya Reception

Hi, I’m Sonya, a mum of 2 beautiful children. Previously I worked in retail for over 16 years. I studied while working to begin a new career as a medical receptionist role. I have been very fortunate and grateful to join the East Clinic Team and family.

Everyone has been so welcoming and lovely and I look forward to getting to know everyone.

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Jess Reception

Jess joins the East Clinic Team in 2022 with over 15 years Medical Reception GP experience. She enjoys the fast paced, friendly and supportive environment. Jess is very patient orientated and will do her best to help them.


In Jess’ spare time she is a dart enthusiast and regularly plays competitions all over Queensland.

Eleise Registered Nurse

Registered Nurse Eleise started at East Clinic in 2015, having completed her training in 1984 at Ipswich General Hospital. She has an impressive 30 year career in the Public Health System in acute and non-acute nursing.

Eleise enjoys working at East Clinic and is proactive in empowering patients in achieving their best health outcomes. In her spare time she enjoys fishing, reading and gardening.

Carmel Registered Nurse

Carmel has worked as an RN for the past 30 years working in Mt Isa, Brisbane and Ipswich.  She has worked in the hospital setting in medical, surgical and paediatrics and has many years’ experience in General practice.


Carmel enjoys the contact with patients of all ages and her passion for General Practice is preventative medicine and to assist with Chronic Disease Management planning at East Clinic.


Relaxing in her down time for Carmel is reading, gardening and attending performances of all forms of the arts.

Nicola Lang  Enrolled Nurse
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Nicola joined East Clinic in November 2020 and works on a casual basis.  Nicola states she had a “midlife crisis” when at the age of 49 she decided she wanted to become a nurse.  One of the most challenging and rewarding things she has ever done.  Her teachers at Bundamba TAFE nominated her for VET Student of the Year in 2015 and after winning the Regional and State titles, she went on to represent Queensland at the finals in Tasmania.  She states she was humbled and so very honoured to have been able to represent this great State of Queensland.  Nicola is now part of the Australian VET Alumni Group and is more than happy to talk to people wanting advice about their career paths.

Prior to becoming a nurse she worked as a receptionist at St Andrew’s Private Hospital Ipswich and prior to that worked in the office at the Civic Hall.  Nicola is also currently employed at Mater Private Hospital Springfield.  She is looking forward to meeting all the lovely patients who attend East Clinic and helping them in any way she can.

Nicola loves spending time with family and friends and enjoys spending holidays at the beach with her husband in their caravan.  She is also a member of the Ipswich Orpheus Chorale and enjoys singing with them.

Juanita George Registered Nurse

Juanita has developed extensive experience in acute and aged care before coming to join us at East Clinic. From a very young age she always knew she wanted to be a nurse, and truly enjoys every aspect of patient care.


In her spare time she loves to read and crotchet and is always looking for new patterns to try.

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