Central Coast

Local Leadership

Jawun works closely with local Aboriginal leaders to help guide and prioritise the allocation of secondees into the region.

  • Vickie Parry

    Chair of Barang Regional Alliance

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  • Dianne O’Brien

    Chairperson, Mingaletta Aboriginal Corporation

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    Di is a Yorta Yorta woman from Cummeragunja on the NSW/VIC border.  Di’s great great grandfather is the late William Cooper, a champion of Aboriginal rights in the late 1880’s.

    Di became involved with Mingaletta in 2000, and has been a member since 2001, and became a Director in 2004.

    In 2005 Di was voted in as the chairperson and has continued in the role by community votes.  Di works as a volunteer with other volunteers at Mingaletta, and is involved because of a strong belief of community values and the strength of standing together as one. Di also works for the Central Coast Division of General Practice as the Aboriginal Health Manager.

    Di’s main concerns for her community include growing health problems in Elders and young people, and the lack of education leading to poor jobs and low incomes.

  • Belinda Field

    CEO, Yerin Eleanor Duncan Aboriginal Health Services Ltd.

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    Belinda is a proud Krueinji/Wirdajuri woman, however, for the past 38 years she has lived on Darkinjung country.

    Belinda’s experience includes 10 years with NSW Department of Community Services, 4 years with NSW Department of Education as a fully qualified classroom teacher. Belinda’s strengths are building relationships with government and non-government agencies on behalf of the community, based on respect and a commitment to protecting the rights of the Aboriginal community.

    Belinda was appointed the CEO of Yerin Eleanor Duncan Aboriginal Health Service Ltd in August 2015, bringing high level strategic and people leadership skills with formal qualifications in Bachelor of Teaching, Advance Diploma in Community Sector Management, Member Australian Institute of Company Directors. Belinda is also a Board Director of the Central Coast Local Health District.