David Potton

Kelly Coelho

David grew up in Melbourne (Naarm) attended a trade school and completed an Apprenticeship in Graphic Reproduction/Printing trade. Coming from the one of the world’s biggest sporting capital, David is passionate follower of AFL, Tennis and Soccer, loves to read, travel, avid gamer and enjoys listening to a variety of musical artists. Having spent considerable time working and living in … Read More

Dyonne Anderson

Kelly Coelho

Dyonne is a proud Githabal woman from the far North Coast of NSW. She is an experienced school principal and has led in senior management roles including curriculum consultant at a regional and state level. Dyonne was previously the Chief Operations Officer at the Stronger Smarter Institute with a focus and priority on First Nations educational success. Dyonne is currently … Read More

Sarah McDonald

Kelly Coelho

Sarah McDonald grew up on Yorta Yorta Country where her family has ties to agricultural farming and business. Sarah has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Sociology and a Diploma of Education in Secondary Teaching and has been working in the NSW Department of Education for 15 years. Currently, She lives and works on Bundjalung Country and has … Read More

Shelley MacDonald

Kelly Coelho

Shelley MacDonald was born and raised in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, and has connections to Ngati Raukawa through her husband and children. She now lives on Yugambeh country on the lands of the Kombumerri peoples on the Gold Coast. Shelley has a doctoral degree in developmental psychology from Otago University and worked for many years at Auckland University on projects … Read More

Aaron McDonald

Kelly Coelho

Aaron McDonald is of Greek and Scottish heritage and was born and raised in Awabakal Country in Lake Macquarie NSW but now lives and works in Bundjalung Country in the Northern Rivers of NSW. Aaron has a Bachelor of Education and has 28 Years experience working for the NSW Department of Education in a secondary school setting. He has been … Read More

Rebecca Giles

Kelly Coelho

Rebecca Giles is a Dharawal woman, a descendant through the Puckeridge family. Rebecca was born in, and grew up in Western Sydney NSW, but now lives on Gundungurra Country in the Blue Mountains of NSW. Rebecca has a Bachelor of Teaching and comes from 20 years’ experience in the Early Childhood Profession and Indigenous Education. Rebecca is committed to building … Read More

Ingrid Lancaster

Kelly Coelho

Ingrid was born on Wonnarua country in the Hunter Valley Region of NSW. She has seven years’ experience working within the education sector in both mainstream regional and remote community schools around Australia. She has spent the last nine years working within the Community Development sector of Indigenous Organisations, based in the Kimberley region of WA. Prior to joining the … Read More

Jenalee Purcell

NGNY

Jenalee is a proud young woman with Butchulla, Australian South Sea, Goa, Gunggari and Wakka Wakka bloodlines.  Born and raised  in the South Burnett Queensland region in Wondai and  Murgon, Jenalee completed her schooling in Murgon and Brisbane. Jenalee has always been passionate about Aboriginal Education and as a mother of four daughters and a large family, Jenalee will continue … Read More

Ken Weatherall

NGNY

Ken is a proud descendant of the Muruwari and Kamilaroi Nations of New South Wales.  Ken has been a passionate advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education for 17 years working in the NSW Department of Education in many different roles.  His most recent position being the Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer (ACLO) for 7 years in the Newcastle region. … Read More

Cassie Ryan

NGNY

Cassie Ryan is a Kamilaroi woman, a descendant of the Weatherall family.  She was born in Dirrandbandi Queensland and grew up in Oakey, Queensland.  Cassie has over 10 years experience working for the NSW Department of Education.  Prior to joining the Stronger Smarter Institute, she was employed as the Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer in the Lismore area.    Cassie has … Read More