2022 Indigenous Health & chronic diseases Conference guest speakers

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Confirmed Speakers

Master of ceremony

Harry Callaghan    

Cultural Wellbeing Clinician    

Creating Links

Harry Callaghan is a proud Aboriginal man with strong family connections to the Dunghutti, Biripi, Worimi and Gumbaingirr tribal areas. Prior to working at Creating Links, Harry worked as the Senior Aboriginal Health Worker with the Closing The Gap team at South Western Sydney Local Health District, based at Liverpool Hospital, Cultural Support Coordinator for Life Without Barriers and Aboriginal Team Advisor with the Intensive Supervision program based in Western Sydney.

uncle ara (julga) harathunian

managing director

kultchafi

 

 Uncle Ara has just over 40 years of professional experience in Governance Eldership/Leadership and Management in many fields of endeavour.  His interests lie in health, youth, education, Aboriginal Affairs, Mediation, Reconciliation in Action, Restorative Justice, Lateral Violence, Community Development, Workplace Dynamics, Mentoring, Research, Aboriginal Terms of Reference, Aboriginal Spirituality and Indigenous Wellbeing and Wellness Paradigms.   He is a Director on several Indigenous and non-Indigenous Boards and Chairperson of Lonweigh Aboriginal Corporation.  

Ara has an Armenian Heritage and has Aboriginal family connections to the Minniecon, Lingwoodock and Wenitongs and the Torres Strait through the Ghee’s and Wares and Skin connections to Wongi and Martu People of Western Australia.  He has achieved professional success in business, and community development. In his professional career, his achievements include developing and implementing a Transformational Management Model underpinned by the Cultural Philosophical Ethos Theory that was developed by his wife, Aunty Cheri Yingaa Yavu-Kama-Harathunian, and the development of Kultchafi Cultural Responsiveness Training Package, Healing Circle Work, Gentle Footprints and Cultural Responsiveness Organisational Pulse. 

 

Ara's life is a living document. Within the pages are wisdom, knowledge, information, values, beliefs, ideas, creativity, innovation, gratitude, confidence, trust, skills, abilities and much learning to share from this document either in written form or in speech. I am blest that others who walk with me for life or for a season contribute from their living document vignettes, that become part of my life document. 

My objective is to live every moment I have to its fullest. I want to contribute and appreciate my contribution to my family, my community, and the world in which I live. My hope is that in all I say and do, I demonstrate thankfulness, love and humility toward every human being who enters my space and my place upon this beautiful planet, so that when we continue from the place we meet we are made wiser, and more honourable to ourselves and to others.  

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Aboriginal health,policy & ahlo

Tanya Druce

paediatric Speech Pathologist

Manager, Wilim Berrbang Aboriginal Health Unit 

Western Health Victoria

 Tanya is a proud Wiradjuri woman whose family hail from Wellington, NSW.  She is a paediatric Speech Pathologist who worked for many years in both  tertiary hospital and community health settings before moving into management of child health teams and Aboriginal health teams.  Tanya values communication, service and fairness in her work with patients and their families. She is currently the Manager of Wilim Berrbang, the Aboriginal Health Unit of Western Health in Victoria. 

Robert 'Bob' Davis

Chief Executive Officer

Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation NSW

Bob Davis is the Chief Executive Officer of Maari Ma Health, an Aboriginal community controlled regional health service dedicated to improving the health of Aboriginal communities in the Far West region of New South Wales, Australia and covers a vast area that is approximately one quarter of the whole of the state of New South Wales. The majority of the region is classified as remote or very remote. He has more than 30 years’ experience at Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director level in Aboriginal health in Government and non-Government organisations. He has been a Director on many local, state, national and international boards, and is currently a Director of the Western Health Alliance (trading  as Western NSW Primary Health Network), and LiveBetter Board of Directors, Co-Chair of the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation Aboriginal Chronic Care Network and is a member of the National Health Sector Evaluation Co-design  Group for the evaluation of the Australian Government’s investment in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care under the Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme (IAHP).

Hayley Longbottom

Health and Wellbeing Manager & Aboriginal Health Practitioner

Waminda South Coast Women's Health and Welfare Aboriginal Corporation

Bio to be updated

Glen Poole

Chief Executive Officer

Australian Men’s Health Forum (AMHF)

Glen is responsible for AMHF's work to increase awareness, knowledge and understanding of men's health issues among the health sector, policy makers, the media and the general public. 

Wendy Francis

Director Centre for Human Dignity

Australian Christian Lobby

 Wendy Francis is the Qld and NT Director for the Australian Christian Lobby. She is a recognised Australian spokesperson for the rights of women and children and an effective campaigner against sexual exploitation in all its forms. She is the author of two children’s books – What Are Little Girls Made Of? and What Are Little Boys Made Of? Wendy is also a Director and Board Member of Samaritans Purse Australia and Vision Media Australia and has travelled to countries such as Vietnam, Thailand, Bangladesh and Cambodia where she has participated in projects to rescue women and children from sexual abuse, and provide literacy and health projects amongst rural women. She and her husband Peter have been married for 40 years. They have 3 married children and 10 grandchildren.

Harry Callaghan    

Cultural Wellbeing Clinician    

Creating Links

Harry Callaghan is a proud Aboriginal man with strong family connections to the Dunghutti, Biripi, Worimi and Gumbaingirr tribal areas. Prior to working at Creating Links, Harry worked as the Senior Aboriginal Health Worker with the Closing The Gap team at South Western Sydney Local Health District, based at Liverpool Hospital, Cultural Support Coordinator for Life Without Barriers and Aboriginal Team Advisor with the Intensive Supervision program based in Western Sydney.

Professor Sarah Blunden

Professor of Psychology and Head of Paediatric Sleep Research 

Central Queensland University

Professor Sarah Blunden (MAPS, BAPsych Hons, MSocSc, PhD) is a clinical psychologist specialising in the treatment of children’s sleep problems. She is Head of Paediatric Sleep Research at the Adelaide campus of Central Queensland University, The Appleton Institute, Director of the Paediatric Sleep Clinic, founding Director of the Australian Centre for Education in Sleep and chair of the Indigenous Sleep Working Party for the Australasian Sleep Association. She has authored over 100 academic papers and books. Her research interests include sleep education, Indigenous sleep and health, the impact and treatment of poor sleep.

Toni L. Smith

Principal Female Aboriginal Health Worker in Domestic Violence & Women’s Health

Sydney Local Health District

Toni Smith is a ‘Gadigal’ born woman with ‘Yuin’ ancestry. She has lived and worked in her local Aboriginal community, Redfern for many years. Toni is the Principal Female Aboriginal Health Worker in Domestic Violence & Women’s Health (Community Health Specialist Services, SLHD RPAH). Toni is an experienced Registered Nurse, graduating from The University of Sydney in 1995. She has worked for NSW Health in identified positions including Aboriginal Education Officer, Promotions Officer, Project Officer and Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer across St. George and The Sutherland Hospitals. Toni has worked with her local Aboriginal community as the Camps and Conferences Manager at the National Indigenous Centre of Excellence (NCIE) and the Redfern PCYC. Toni was granted the ‘Equity Challenge’ of $10,000 to begin her project “Tidda-Links” (Linking Sisters), her first project when newly appointed in her role at Sydney Local Health District.

Desley Thompson 

Manager

Ninti One Limited

Desley is a proud Mamu woman from Far North Queensland with a working career that spans over 11 years with the Commonwealth Public Service and another 10 years with the non-government sector. In 2003, Desley was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Cape York/Gulf Remote Area Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Care (RAATSICC) Advisory Association where she remained till 2013. Desley’s leadership quadrupled the number of staff at RAATSICC and expanded services over a number of regions. Desley has been involved in a number of National Boards and has also been involved in Child Protection matters on an international basis.

Christine Fing

Aboriginal Engagement Project Officer

BreastScreen Aboriginal Engagement Project

Christine is a proud Kamilaroi woman from Moree whose attempt to “retire” from the commonwealth public service lasted for a few months before she got bored. She joined BreastScreen NSW GW in December 2016 as an Aboriginal Engagement Project Officer just a few months after losing her 60 year old sister to Breast Cancer. She had never had a mammogram. This motivated Christine to get out there and encourage our women to having regular breasts screening.

Ms Susan Parker Pavlovic

Associate Lecturer, Aboriginal Health, University Centre for Rural Health, The University of Sydney

Aboriginal health teaching program and building workforce capacity among our Aboriginal youth

Susan is a proud Yaegl woman from Maclean in Northern NSW and has lived on the Tweed Coast for the past 10 years.  Susan has experience working in Aboriginal health, across both government and non-government organisations. Susan joined the UCRH in July 2018 to increase the cultural knowledge and awareness of Medical and Allied health students and to encourage young Aboriginal students to consider future career in health. Susan’s passion is working alongside Community members, service providers and  high school students to  empower  Aboriginal people through education, research opportunities and engagement to achieve better health outcomes for Aboriginal people.

Ms Emma Walke

Academic Lead, Aboriginal Health, University Centre for Rural Health, The University of Sydney

Aboriginal health teaching program and building workforce capacity among our Aboriginal youth

Emma is a Bundjalung woman from Northern NSW, her family are from Cabbage Tree Island/Ballina area. Emma

is the Academic Lead for Aboriginal Health Education at the University Centre for Rural Health, University of

Sydney based in Lismore which involves working with medical and allied health students visiting the Northern

Rivers area from around Australia to understand the Aboriginal health environment, effects of past government

policy and the current health status of Aboriginal people. Working with people to help them to identify their

own attitudes and behaviours when working with Aboriginal people is a passion, and her way of being part of a

better future.

Kevin Heath

Senior Male Aboriginal Health Promotion Officer

South Eastern Sydney Local Health District

Kevin has over 10 years’ experience across multiple industries. He has worked extensively over the past eight years as the Aboriginal Health Promotion Officer in the HIV & Related Programs Unit, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District.

He is passionate in improving the health of the indigenous communities across Australia.

Kevin uses a range of health promotion and community development activities to raise awareness and educate both young people and adults in the key health areas including: sexual health, viral hepatitis, mental health and physical health.

Bronwyn Clark

Chief Executive Officer

Australian Pharmacy Council (APC)

Bronwyn Clark is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Pharmacy Council (APC), a position  she has led since November 2012. Bronwyn is also the current Chair of the Health Professions Accreditation Collaborative Forum, the coalition of the 15 regulated health profession accreditation authorities in Australia. She sits on a number of international regulatory groups including the International Committee for Life Long Learning in Pharmacy Conferences. Bronwyn has been recognised as a Fellow of both the Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (Great Britain) for outstanding service to the pharmacy profession.

After originally training as a pharmacist in New Zealand, she has had a varied career in health that spans practice in hospital and community pharmacy, primary care, academic detailing, education and regulation in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Prior to the APC, Bronwyn was the Chief Executive/Registrar of the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand. Bronwyn has a keen interest in the development and support of new and expanded scopes of practice for pharmacists, and in developing cultural competence in pharmacists.

Associate Professor Faye McMillan

Director of the Djirruwang Program

Charles Sturt University (CSU)

Associate Professor Faye McMillan is a Wiradjuri yinaa (woman) from Trangie, NSW. As well as a Bachelor of Pharmacy she has a Master of Indigenous Health Studies and a Doctor of Health Science. Faye also holds a Graduate Certificates in Indigenous Governance from the University of Arizona (USA), Wiradjuri Language Culture and Heritage and Education (UoM). Faye is recognised as Australia's first registered pharmacist who is Aboriginal. She is the 2019 NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year and a Senior Atlantic Fellow (inaugural Atlantic Fellow for Social Equity). Faye was a founding member of Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) and a board member of IAHA from 2009-2017 (and chairperson from 2010-2016). She currently works at Charles Sturt University (CSU) as the Director of the Djirruwang Program – Bachelor of Health Science (Mental Health).

Meg O’Brien

Manager

BreastScreen service at Greater West

Meg O’Brien is the manager of BreastScreen Service at Greater West  for over 5 years. Meg is a Registered Nurse/midwife and was drawn to BreastScreen when her sister was diagnosed with breast cancer through BreastScreen. She owes her life today to the early detection of breast cancer through BreastScreen and with subsequent treatment they felt fortunate to have her sister in their lives today. Meg oversees the operations of the BreastScreen service that stretches from Lithgow to Broken Hill and all city rural and remote sites in between. The service has very strict accreditation standards to monitor and meet and some of these oversee cancer screening assessment and detection. Meg felt fortunate to work with some wonderfully passionate and likeminded staff and met some incredibly brave, strong and determined women though this programme. Her mission is to reduce the deaths from this dreadful indiscriminate disease by screening and early detection.

Hope Mcmillan

Indigenous Health Programs Manager

BAIBS at Darling Downs Health

Hope is the Indigenous Health Programs Manager for BAIBS at Darling Downs Health. She has worked in health sector (public and private) for over 15 years and has extensive knowledge on the local health services across Darling Downs Health area. Hope has been the lead in implementing the BAIBS (Bridging Antenatal care, Indigenous Babies & Smoking cessation) project across the area. Hope has established and built on an ongoing relationship with all birthing facilities and Aboriginal Medical Services to facilitate a collaborative practice approach.

Johanna Bou-Samra    

Project Officer for Smoke Free Healthcare

Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service and involved in BAIBS

Johanna is an accredited consultant pharmacist with 25 years’ experience. Since 2011 she has worked for Queensland Health as part of the Toowoomba Community Health Chronic Disease Team as the Indigenous Health Outcomes Pharmacist, helping to reduce chronic disease related hospital admissions through outpatient medication and smoking cessation services to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. Johanna works closely with Aboriginal Medical Centres in the area providing clinics at the medical centres and home visits. She also conducts smoking management clinics for surgical candidates at out-patient clinics.

Johanna is a member of the The Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs, American Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence and an accredited Tobacco Treatment Specialist. She is the Project Officer for Smoke Free Healthcare for the Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service and involved in BAIBS.

Janette Young

Strategic Communications Manager 

Indigenous Wellbeing Centre 

Ms. Janette Young is a strategic communicator who has worked with major companies and not-for-profit organisations for more than 30 years. She specialises in behavioural communications and community engagement. Janette is Strategic Communications Manager with IWC, an Aboriginal community-controlled health and wellbeing organisation that works across one of the most disadvantaged areas in Australia. Janette takes a lead role in facilitating grassroots solutions to social issues through community leadership and delivered the 2016 Bundaberg Region Community Ice Forum.

 

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Deborah Stockton
Director Clinical Service Integration
Tresillian

Deborah Stockton has specialised in the field of child and family health nursing. As Director Clinical Service Integration with Tresillian Family Care Centres, Deborah leads service development initiatives through collaboration and cross-sector partnerships. Deborah led the organisation’s regional service expansion, working collaboratively with rural health service partners to design and develop innovative services to address the needs of families in rural and regional areas. Deborah is a PhD candidate (UTS), with her area of research focusing on rural service development and the adaptation of service models for diverse settings.    

Aunty Delya Smith    
Aboriginal Health Worker    
Tresillian2U 

 

​Aunty Delya Smith is employed as the Tresillian2U mobile service Aboriginal Health Worker and is an Elder in the Kempsey area. Delya provides support for Aboriginal parents seeking assistance with early parenting challenges through individual and co-consultations with the Tresillian2U child and family health nurses. Delya works with community members and agencies, providing advice and informing the co-design of programs to better meet the needs of Aboriginal parents and their children. 

Kristin Xenos 
Senior Project Officer in Antimicrobial Stewardship   
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Kristin Xenos has been a Senior Project officer in Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) with the AURA team of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care since 2018. Prior to that she was Senior AMS Pharmacist for the Western Sydney LHD. She has an interest in public health and a Masters in Public Health and Health Management. She is also a fellow of the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA), a member of the SHPA Infectious Diseases Leadership Committee and is an Advancing Practice Pharmacist (Stage III). In her spare time she is a co-host of the Purple Pen Podcast (a podcast all about clinical pharmacy) and continues to work in community pharmacy.

Kelli Owen    
National Community Engagement Coordinator     
National Indigenous Kidney Transplantation Taskforce

Kelli Owen is a Kaurna, Narungga & Ngarrindjeri woman and mother of five. She is the Community Engagement Coordinator for the National Indigenous Kidney Transplantation Taskforce (NIKTT) and is responsible for leading several community-focused initiatives. These include: establishment of Indigenous Reference Groups in five transplant units across Australia; development of a national educational directory capturing tailored resources for Indigenous kidney transplant candidates and their families; and management of the NIKTT’s National Indigenous Kidney Community Panel, which offers an outlet for members to share their stories and provide feedback on the NIKTT’s current projects and future directions.


In addition, Kelli is a member of South Australia’s AKction (Aboriginal Kidney Care Together - Improving Outcomes Now) team, which aim’s it is to identify and respond to the needs of Aboriginal Kidney patients and their families. Kelli’s contribution to the NIKTT and AKction is enhanced by her lived experience of kidney failure. After undergoing several years of peritoneal & haemodialysis treatment, Kelli received a donated kidney in May 2016. Her firsthand knowledge of the kidney transplant journey, coupled with her Bachelor of Education and Master of Indigenous Language Education degrees, underpin her engagement with Indigenous communities and help to facilitate positive relationships between health professionals, patients and their families

Dr. jerry Abraham Alex 
Service Registrar, Obstetrics and Gynaecology
MBBS, BEngg(Hons), MEngg, GradDipEd, MEd
King Edward Memorial Hospital

Dr Jerry Abraham Alex is currently a service registrar at King Edward Memorial Hospital (Perth), with an interest in preeclampsia and preterm birth. Prior to doing O&G, he worked as a rural/remote GP registrar in Far North Queensland, and was the National Rural RACGP Registrar of 2019 for his work in women's health at a rural Aboriginal Medical Service. His goals include working towards closing the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous women’s health, and achieving parity in health outcomes between rural and metropolitan women.

Tanya Druce
paediatric Speech Pathologist
Manager, Wilim Berrbang Aboriginal Health Unit 
Western Health Victoria

Tanya is a proud Wiradjuri woman whose family hail from Wellington, NSW.  She is a paediatric Speech Pathologist who worked for many years in both  tertiary hospital and community health settings before moving into management of child health teams and Aboriginal health teams.  Tanya values communication, service and fairness in her work with patients and their families. She is currently the Manager of Wilim Berrbang, the Aboriginal Health Unit of Western Health in Victoria.

Dr. Neeraj Vyas
Oral Surgery Registrar
Nepean Centre for Oral Health, University of Sydney 

Dr Neeraj Vyas Neeraj completed his undergraduate dentistry training at Griffith University where he was involved in various oral health initiatives and rural high school visits in southeast Queensland and the Northern Territory. He has since worked primarily in the public sector in New South Wales at the Sydney Dental Hospital, Westmead Centre for Oral Health and in the Awabakal Medical Service. Currently, Neeraj is a registrar at Nepean Hospital completing specialty training in Oral Surgery and has a strong interest in playing a role in Closing the Gap in Indigenous Australian Health.

Dr Mark J Lock, Ngiyampaa Academic
Co-Leader, First Nations Research Team
Aboriginal Community Matters Advisory Group
NSW Health Education Centre Against Violence

Dr Mark J Lock is a descendent of the Ngiyampaa people (a tribe of First Nations Australians), English and Scottish Convicts on the First Fleet (the Lucas Clan), Latvian immigrants, and Australian free colonists. Mark founded Committix Pty Ltd to lead his research agenda for cultural safety research and evaluation through the lens of governance and the public administration in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health policy as shown in Aboriginal Cultural Safety and Security Framework, the Annual Critique of Cultural Safety in Australian academic journal articles, and the bimonthly Australian Cultural Safety & Security News.  

Shiree Talbot    

Program Manager     

Beyond Barbed Wire & TEI

Barnardos Australia
 

​Shiree Talbot is a proud Wiradjuri woman, with strong connections to the Wellington Valley. Motivated by her own experience, Shiree is a staunch proponent for the de-stigmatisation of women, who have lived experience of the criminal justice system, advocating intuitively for systemic change and social justice in both the public and private arenas. After earlier studies in Natural Therapies and Business Management, Shiree changed academic direction receiving her B.A. Sociology from Griffith University in 2011 and is currently studying for her Master of Criminology degree. Shiree commenced employment with Barnardos Western in 2012 and is the Program Manager for Barnardos Beyond Barbed Wire and Targeted Early Intervention Programs in Wellington.  Shiree facilitates a young women’s group and recently collaborated on a performance with Signal Creative, which saw the young women’s group perform at the Enlighten Festival in Canberra. Shiree was an active member for Justice Health Human Research and Ethics Committee for nine years. Shiree has four children, is the grandmother of three, and is a much-loved Aunty to many children and young people in the Wellington community.

Tim Croft, MPH, B.App. Sci (Physiotherapy)
Manager Aboriginal Health Unit SESLHD
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District 

Tim Croft has worked across the across the public and the private health sectors for 20 years. Tim has been Manager of Aboriginal Health South Eastern Sydney Local Health District since 2016, then has also recently been a health researcher and previously an allied health clinician. He has been involved in research on capacity building in the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health sector; the Research Excellence in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health (REACCH) evaluation and has directed a review of the ACT Health Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Model of Care. He is currently involved in research for Aboriginal Carers and a Data Governance protocol for Aboriginal research and is a member of the Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research and Enterprise Clinical Academic Group; Maridulu Budyari Gumal. In the last 15 years he has also been a board member in Aboriginal community organisations; the Lloyd McDermot Rugby Development Team and more recently as chair of First Hand Solutions, which is responsible for the Blak Markets and Indigigrow.

Aunty Jenny Springham
Aboriginal Elder of the Gurang Clan
Healing Circle Work Facilitator

Aunty Jenny is an Australian Aboriginal Elder of the Gurang clan/family with more than three decades’ experience in Governance & Management in the sectors of health & wellbeing, child & family, and education. Aunty Jenny holds a Bachelor of Arts in Adult Education & Community Development, an Associate Diploma in Aboriginal Studies and Certificate IV in Aboriginal Health. She has been a Healing Circle Work Facilitator for almost eight years, working with men and women experiencing the impacts of Lateral Violence, intergenerational trauma and substance abuse. She advocates for the rights of women with a focus on the areas of policy, decision-making and governance. As part of this commitment, Aunty Jenny sits on the Board of Aboriginal Community-Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO) Indigenous Wellbeing Centre (IWC) Ltd in Central Queensland, and is a member of the IWC Cultural Advisory Council. Aunty Jenny also sits on the Elders’ Council of the Port Curtis Coral Coast (PCCC), which represents the  Bailai, Gurang, Gooreng Gooreng and Taribelang Bunda peoples. 

Uncle Ara (Julga) Harathunian
Managing Director
Kultchafi

Uncle Ara has just over 40 years of professional experience in Governance Eldership/Leadership and Management in many fields of endeavour.  His interests lie in health, youth, education, Aboriginal Affairs, Mediation, Reconciliation in Action, Restorative Justice, Lateral Violence, Community Development, Workplace Dynamics, Mentoring, Research, Aboriginal Terms of Reference, Aboriginal Spirituality and Indigenous Wellbeing and Wellness Paradigms.   He is a Director on several Indigenous and non-Indigenous Boards and Chairperson of Lonweigh Aboriginal Corporation. 


Ara has an Armenian Heritage and has Aboriginal family connections to the Minniecon, Lingwoodock and Wenitongs and the Torres Strait through the Ghee’s and Wares and Skin connections to Wongi and Martu People of Western Australia.  He has achieved professional success in business, and community development. In his professional career, his achievements include developing and implementing a Transformational Management Model underpinned by the Cultural Philosophical Ethos Theory that was developed by his wife, Aunty Cheri Yingaa Yavu-Kama-Harathunian, and the development of Kultchafi Cultural Responsiveness Training Package, Healing Circle Work, Gentle Footprints and Cultural Responsiveness Organisational Pulse.

KALEENA WEBBE

Manager, Primary Care Development

COORDINARE, the South Eastern NSW PHN

 

Kaleena is an allied health professional with over 20 years’ experience working in the health sector. In her role as Manager for Primary Care Development with COORDINARE, the South Eastern NSW PHN, she is responsible for leading the practice support function of the Engagement and Coordination team. The team works with general practice, and other health providers in innovative ways to implement primary health care reform; coordinate and integrate service delivery to improve the patients’ journey through the health system and improve the consumers experience of health care. Kaleena is passionate about Closing the Gap and in implementing strategies that support improved health outcomes for Aboriginal people. 

tERRY hILL 

Community Engagement Consultant

Aboriginal Health and Consumer participation 


Terry is a proud Walbunja - Yuin man with 40 years’ experience within the Aboriginal affairs portfolio across a number of organisations including: Regional Manager Commonwealth Department of Aboriginal Affairs and ATSIC (Broken Hill and Wagga Wagga), Senior Policy advisor for NSW department Of Housing and Program Manager – SOCOG – Aboriginal Relations program. In his current role as Community Engagement Consultant for Aboriginal Health and Consumer participation, Terry is responsible for supporting the efforts to increase the level of awareness of issues faced by Aboriginal people and communities through the development of programs co-designed with community to achieve improved health outcomes. Using his extensive knowledge and an understanding of  Aboriginal communities and people across NSW and Australia, Terry plays an important role in supporting staff internally to embed cultural  responsiveness across the organisation.
 

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