STAFF

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CULTURAL ADVISE/COORDINATOR OF MEN’S BUSINESS

Uncle Rick Nelson
Uncle Rick is a Dja Dja Wurrung Elder, so he is a cultural advisor for the community on various matters for the Dja Dja Wurrung community. He coordinates Men’s Business- which is where he takes men and boys out on country in a variety of different ways.

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CULTURAL EDUCATION COORDINATOR

Aunty Julie McHale
Aunty Julie coordinates the Meeting Place which involves a number of different aspects, some of which include arranging special presenters to work with the children, creating different stations/activities for the children to complete while at the Meeting Place, she writes and designs the annual program and arranges excursions onto country. She is a member of the Nalderun Cross Curricular Team. Julie creates units of work for schools with each unit having a strong focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander histories and cultures. She can present these units herself or provide them to schools for delivery themselves.She offers discussions on Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander history. Julie is a member of all groups.Julie is an an Adopted Elder in this community.

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NALDERUN COORDINATOR

Kathryn Coff
Kathryn’s role is to support everyone with their roles. She is the main mentor who assists with co-ordination of events. She also organises supports for Aboriginal students and administers activities, is the teacher at the Meeting Place, goes into schools to support our kids and teach Indigenous perspectives, coordinates meetings, writes submissions and directs inquiries to the most appropriate people. Kathryn is a mentor, is involved in Women’s business, Koorie days and is a member of all groups.

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MURNONG MAMMAS STAFF

Sarah Frost,
Melinda Harper,
Mandy Fox,
Debbie Dunolly,
Aunty Julie McHale,
Kath Coff

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STUDENT SUPPORT WORKER

Shiralee Boothe
Shiralee Boothe works in the local schools with Aboriginal students who are at risk students. This involves working with the students to help them within the class environment as well as working with the schools to help meet the student’s needs.

KOORIE BUS COORDINATOR

Iain Anderson
Iain is the bus driver on the Koorie Bus. He arranges collection of the children in the morning to help with transport to school and work if needed.

BUS DRIVER

Martin Gatton 

HEALTHY LIVING COORDINATOR (THE MEETING PLACE)

Danielle Glover
One of Danielle’s key duties as the Healthy Living Coordinator is to organise the cooking and healthy living activities at the Meeting Place each fortnight.

ADMIN/PROJECT WORKER

Kelly Blake  

VOLUNTEERS

Cath South,
Stewart Carter,
Thais Sansom,
Tace Bella,
Ray Stevenson
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