I am a Kamilaroi/Bigambul woman from St George in SW Queensland, a wife, mother of 4 and grandmother to 9 gorgeous grandchildren. I am the Director of my own consultancy business “Connecting 2 Culture” – and provide cultural consultancy services to early childhood institutions, schools, government and NGOs that seek to improve and build on services provided to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families coming into their programs. I was previously with Melbourne University as the Implementation Manager for the Moreton Bay Region, where I successfully implemented the “First 1000 Days Australia” program in 2018-2019. I am a World Forum Foundation Global Leader for Young Children, and also a Director on the Koobara Kindergarten and Pre-Prep Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation Board.
My previous experience as Cultural Diversity Advisor in Brisbane and Townsville has strengthened my commitment to engaging in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education programs and mainstream services. I am dedicated to educating and uplifting awareness of early childhood educators, family support agencies and government departments about the importance of embedding my heritage and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in classrooms and organisations so that families and community members feel comfortable to access the services provided.