Joan is a Murri woman from Wakka Wakka country in Queensland. She has lived and worked in the Sydney region for over 50years. She has worked in the higher education sector for many years. She has been a leader in Indigenous education establishing the first national TAFE Indigenous advisory group in the 1980s. Until recently Joan worked as a manager in the Equity & Diversity unit at UTS. She continues to volunteer her time and support reconciliation at the community level.
Kate Brennan Co-Chairperson (Non-Indigenous)
Megan Wallace (Treasurer)
With 20 years experience in professional services, banking and the not for profit sector, Megan brings strong skills in management, governance, finance, and risk management. Megan has run her own organisational development consultancy in the Northern Territory where she lived for three years. Megan currently works at South Sydney Youth Services, in the Waterloo/Redfern area in a capacity building role, to improve services for people with mental health and drug and alcohol issues.
Carla McGrath Co-Chair
Carla McGrath is the Buisness and Programs Development Manager at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE) in Redfern. She is a proud Indigenous Australian woman from Thursday Island in the Torres Strait. Although raised on the Australian mainland, Carla retains strong family and community ties to the Torres Strait Islands.
Prior to working at the NCIE Carla worked for AIME, the Australian Indigenous Mentoring experience, an organisation she had been involved in as a volunteer mentor prior to coming on as an employee from 2009 – 2010. Carla remains a member of the AIME board. In addition to working for AIME in 2009 Carla was also the National Indigenous Officer for the National Union of Students, a role that saw her advocating for the rights of the currently small number of Indigenous students that are enrolled at university. In 2011 Carla was accepted as a delegate to the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples. Carla is currently completing a Bachelor of Primary Education.
Lachlan Macara Ordinary Member
Dominic Wykanak - Secretary
Leanne Townsend- Chief Executive Officer
Rose Macdonald- Project Manager
Emma Franklin- Project Coordinator
Marlesha Havea - Administration Officer