Meet our Staff

They are here to help

Our Experienced Team of Doctors and Allied Health

Dr. Hemantha Gamage

General Practitioner, MBBS, FRACGP

Dr Hemantha Gamage is FRACGP qualified and has previously worked in the Redlands. He has a special interest in age care. Like the other doctors at Ave Maria he puts his patients first and is completely dedicated to their healthcare.

Dr Charuni Gamage

Psychiatrist, Female, MBBS, FRANZCP

Dr Charuni is a General Psychiatrist who has worked locally and overseas. She has over 15 years of experience treating adults presenting with a variety of psychiatric conditions. Dr Gamage believes in patient-centred care and is committed to holistic evidence-based practice. As such, she considers biological, psychological, and social factors when assessing presenting problems and develops tailored management plans based on thorough assessment of contributing factors to mental ill health.

Areas of interest:

  • Psychiatry
  • Mood Disorder
  • Affective Disor
  • Schizophren
  • Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Stress and Adjustment relad
  • PTSD
  • Perinatal Psy
  • Old Age Psychiatrist

Dr Uthpali Seneviratna

General Practitioner, Female MBBS, FRACGP

Since completing her studies in the mid-1990s Dr Uthpali has obtained decades of experience from working in Sri Lanka and Australia. She enjoys the diversity of general practice. So her interests are board and far reaching, from supporting patients through mental health challenges to the slow and thorough rehabilitation of injuries. Whatever your concerns, she is always willing to give you the time you need.

Patients of Dr Uthpali with an urgent medical condition can contact the practice by phone for urgent appointment availability.

Areas of interest:

  • Sexual Health
  • Mental Health
  • Skin Checks
  • Children's Health
  • Musculoskeletal Health


  • University of Peradeniya

Dr Mangala Jayathunge

General Practitioner, Male, MBBS, FRACGP, MSc (Tropical Medicine), PhD (Medicine)

Dr. Marie Alapatt

Practice Principal, MBBS, MMED Fam Medicine, FRACGP

Dr. Marie Alapatt has been living and working in Redland Bay for the last 15 years, and is dedicated to improving the healthcare of the community she calls home. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) and holds a Masters in Family Medicine, and she has over 30 years of experience as a qualified doctor.

A decade of which was spent in various departments in large hospitals such as Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, General Medicine, ER etc. The only thing that surpasses her knowledge and experience is her compassion for her patients and her staff

Our Nurses

Amanda Porter

Registered Nurse

She is both a Midwife at a private hospital and a Registered Nurse at Ave Maria Medical Centre. She did her initial training at the Toowoomba Hospital followed by Midwifery at Mater Hospital and a Bachelor of Nursing at USQ. Most recently she completed her Nurse immunisation course. She brings with her 30 years of experience as a nurse is an asset to the practice, the patients and her colleagues.

RN APHRA Registration No: NMW0001437840
Midwife APHRA Registration No: NMW0001437839

Mandy Olsen

Registered Nurse

Mandy Olsen has been with Ave Maria Medical Centre for the past 2 years in a job share role with Amanda. Initially having trained at Prince Henry's Hospital in Melbourne she then moved to Townsville and back to Brisbane. Mandy has had 30+ years of experience in General Practice and hospitals. Her special interests are wound care and immunisation but is happy to discuss all your health needs and concerns.

APHRA Registration No: NMW0001434894

Our Adminstration Staff

Karlie Best


Receptionist Karlie Best - is one of our newly appointed receptionists. She is very friendly and truly loves her job as a receptionist. 

Malith Fernando

Practice Manager

Practice Manager Malith Fernando looks after the business side of the practice and is the person to contact should you have any compliments, complaints or suggestions for the business. He can be contacted via email at