South Australia Director and CATSINaM President
Shane is a Ngarrindjeri man. He is the current CEO of the Aboriginal Health Council of SA Inc. (AHCSA) and has been with AHCSA since November 2010. Shane has worked in Aboriginal health for over 25 years as a Registered Nurse (including in remote Kimberly, hospital and forensic health areas), as a Senior Executive in Government, University and Non-Government Organisation’s in South Australia and interstate. Shane enjoys working in the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health sector and is strongly committed to improving the health and well-being status of Aboriginal people and employment, in particular the advancement for Aboriginal Health Workers. Shane holds a Ministerial appointment to the Ethics Health Advisory Council in SA Health and sits on the newly established Torrens University of Adelaide (Laureate International Universities) Community Engagement Advisory Council.
Australian Capital Territory Director
Jennie is an Ngunnawal woman who was born in rural NSW and has developed a career from Nursing to Health Administration.
After leaving school she started working in the Health system on her seventeenth birthday and having completed Psychiatric and General Nursing qualifications under the hospital training systems she wanted to further her career.
Jennie completed a degree in Adult Education and a Masters in Management whilst working in rural NSW and developed a breadth of knowledge working in General Nursing, Rehabilitation and Palliative Care, Mental Health, Disability Services, Corrective Services and a period in Occupational Health nursing at NSW Police Academy. She worked for several years as the Director of Nursing and Aged Care Manager at a combined Nursing Home and Retirement Village whilst completing her Master’s Degree.
Jennie’s current is Director, Workforce Policy and Planning ACT Health. She has represented the jurisdiction since 2012 on multiple national committees and subcommittees including COAG Health Council’s Health Workforce Principal Committee (HWPC) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workforce Working Group (ATSIHWWG).
Western Australia Board Director