Working with the Community
Key partner organisations in the Central Coast include the following:
- Bara Barang
- Barang Regional Alliance
- Bungree Aboriginal Association
- Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council
- Gudjagang Ngara Li-dhi
- Mingaletta Aboriginal Corporation
- NAISDA Dance College
- The Glen Centre
- Yerin Aboriginal Health Services
Communities supported include Chittaway Point, Kariong, Mt Penang, Ourimbah, The Entrance, Toukley, Tuggerah, Umina, Umina Beach, Watanobbi, and Wyong.
Regional Director Central Coast, Jawun> Read more
Danielle (Dani) comes to Jawun with over twenty years’ experience living and working with Aboriginal communities around Australia. Dani grew up on Wonnarua and Worimi country in regional NSW and spent much of her adult life living remotely across northern Australia.
Dani is an experienced project manager and facilitator primarily working in the NGO sector supporting Aboriginal empowerment initiatives. Dani has a particular skillset in collaborative leadership and collective impact, bringing people together to address complex problems.
From her early years starting out as a community development practitioner Dani has had a diverse and interesting career centred around creating conditions for positive change. Most recently Dani has worked with Empowered Communities facilitating ground up priority setting and providing policy and planning advice.
Now living back in her home town of Newcastle with her fourteen year old soccer-star son Dani is honoured to support the Central Coast region as Jawun Regional Director.
Jawun General Manager, Regional Investment> Read more
Fergus commenced as Jawun General Manager – Regional Investment in 2021 after 3 years as Jawun’s Regional Director for the Central Coast region.
Prior to working on the Central Coast, Fergus was the Jawun Regional Director for the Inner Sydney region. Fergus’ connection with Jawun started back in 2014 as a Jawun secondee to the West Kimberley region, supporting the Kimberley Land Council to commence the design of a leadership development program.
Fergus comes to Jawun from a career in project management across construction, engineering and business transformation projects for both government and the private sector. Fergus brings a mix of organisational and business management skills to supplement experience in stakeholder engagement, facilitation and people development to the Regional Director role.
Growing up in regional Australia on Yorta Yorta country, Fergus is passionate about opportunities to support Jawun regions and is motivated to support the local organisations and leadership to achieve the best possible outcomes for their community.
Fergus has a passion for people development and the mentoring and coaching of others to help them be successful and achieve their best. This has included involvement in an engineering Indigenous internship program and tutoring for Indigenous high school students.
To contact Fergus, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Case studies show how Jawun secondees have achieved real results. If you are interested to learn more about Jawun's work in this region, click on the case studies below.
- NAISDA: Measuring Value as Social Return on Investment (SROI)
- Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council – collaborating for community
- Transparent Technologies
- Mentoring and Friendship
- Supporting culturally grounded training for Indigenous artists through IT
- Supporting The Glen Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre
- Helping Central Coast Indigenous Organisations Work Together
- Supporting Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council
- Corinne Hodson - Collaboration in Practice
- In pursuit of the possible – how Yerin is backing community health with enterprise