Our Founding Members

Founding Members 1997

CATSIN (now known as CATSINaM) was founded in 1997 by Dr Sally Goold and a number of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives.

The purpose of CATSINaM was established to represent Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives. 

CATSINaM consists of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives including Students as well as retired Nurses and Midwives. 

CATSINaM’s primary aim was and still is to increase the recruitment and retention of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People in Nursing and Midwifery.

Original Logo

Our organisation has now earned recognition among the peak bodies in Nursing and Midwifery, and in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health, as the peak representative body for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives in Australia.

Kate Adams
Kate Adams

NSWNA

Karen Atkinson
Karen Atkinson

Geelong, VIC

Jeny Baker
Jenny Baker

Adelaide, SA

Mary Buckskin
Mary Buckskin

Canberra, ACT

Kathleen Clapham
Kathleen Clapham

University of Sydney

Prof Judith Clare
Prof Judith Clare

Flinders University of SA

Donna Coulthard
Donna Coulthard

Yalata, SA

Robyn Coulthard
Robyn Coulthard

Australia Nursing Federation

Kerry Doyle
Kerry Doyle

Wyong, NSW

Hilma Dillon
Hilma Dillon

Strawberry Hills, NSW

Cathy Fasciale
Cathy Fasciale

Secretariat, ANF

Irene Fisher
Irene Fisher

Katherine, NT

Dulcie Flower
Dulcie Flower

Redfern, NSW

Marcia Gleeson
Marcia Gleeson

ANF Research and Policy Officer

Sally Goold
Sally Goold

Bribie Island, QLD

Mark Gucheon
Mark Gucheon

Katherine, NT

Lynda Holden
Lynda Holden

Prairiewood, NSW

Lisa Jackson
Lisa Jackson

Sydney, NSW

Janet Jones
Janet Jones

Wilcannie, NSW

Grace Kong
Grace Kong

Woolloomooloo, NSW

Atherlie Madden
Atherlie Madden

Geelong, VIC

Marry Martin
Mary Martin

Woolloongabba, QLD

Mary Anne Martin
Mary Anne Martin

Broome, WA

Robyn Martin
Robyn Martin

Dubbo, NSW

Trish Neal
Trish Neal

Newcastle, NSW

Lois O’Donoghue
Lois O’Donoghue

Woorabinda, QLD

Rosalind Pierce
Rosalind Pierce

Adelaide, SA

Marilyn Pittman
Marilyn Pittman

Goulburn, NSW

Kathy Quartermaine
Kathy Quartermaine

Perth, WA

Robyn Shields
Robyn Shields

Rozelle, NSW

Juanita Sherwood
Juanita Sherwood

Lidcombe, NSW

Irene Stein
Irene Stein

Newcastle, NSW

Dzintra Strads
Dzintra Strads

OATSIHS, Canberra

Garry Torrens
Garry Torrens

Brisbane, QLD

Nola White
Nola White

Inala, QLD

Gail Williams
Gail Williams

Albany, WA

Gail Williams
Gail Williams

Darwin, NT

Liz Young
Liz Young

Woorabinda, QLD

Haylene Grogran
Haylene Grogran

Brisbane, QLD

Bruce Forrest
Bruce Forrest

Goulburn, NSW

Gail Williams
Paula Morgan

Bairnsdale, VIC

Debbie Wood
Debbie Wood

Launceston, TAS

Acknowledgement of Country

The Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM) acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this Nation.

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the Lands on which our company is located and where we conduct our business. We pay our respects to Countries, Creator, Ancestors and Elders, past, present and future.

CATSINaM is committed to honouring Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples' unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this website may contain images, videos, voices and names of people who have since passed away.