Lorraine is a proud Aboriginal woman with Ancestral heritage to the Pitta Pitta and Wangkamahdla People of Boulia South West Qld and Arrernte People of Central Australia.
Lorraine has a vast understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, culture, protocols and history. As an Aboriginal woman born in Boulia under the Aboriginal Protection Act, Lorraine witnessed firsthand the resilience and strength of our peoples in their fight for equality. She feels a deep responsibility to our Ancestors to continue to strive for better outcomes for our people.
Based on the Traditional Lands of the Gubbi Gubbi People (Sunshine Coast), Lorraine was the Data and Marketing Manager of an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service for over 16 years and has more recently worked as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Hospital Liaison. She has excellent knowledge and understanding of the health and education pathways to best support our people and is excited to have the opportunity to assist CATSINaM in supporting our Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Nursing and Midwifery Workforce.