Walter Dorrington

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Walter (Wal) Dorrington is a proud Ngemba man from Far Western NSW and currently lives on Ngunnawal & Ngambri lands in Canberra. He joined NATSIAACC in April 2023 and has over 25 years’ experience as a senior Aboriginal executive officer and company director. He has held leadership roles in both the non-government sector and the Australian Public Service. Walter’s knowledge … Read More


Kenneth Knox is a proud Gomeroi Gamilaraay man from North West NSW. Kenneth’s previous roles include 8 years as a part of the board of directors for his local Aboriginal Medical Service in Moree and 3 years of service to the Aboriginal and Medical Research Council of NSW. Kenneth’s background is in mental health. He was an Aboriginal Men’s Mental … Read More


Tom Nightingale is the Membership and Communications Manager at NATSIAACC. He has worked in media and communications for 15 years, including at Australian Red Cross, the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), and the Victorian Treaty Advancement Commission. He was previously a journalist with ABC News in Sydney, Melbourne, Alice Springs, Adelaide and Hobart over 10 years with the national broadcaster. … Read More



Lisa Orcher (Ogolo) is a proud Murruwarri woman from far western NSW and grew up in a small remote community called Goodooga. Previously, she was CEO at Biripi Aboriginal Corporation Medical Service in Taree, NSW which includes aged care services. Before that she was CEO at Tobwabba Community Controlled Health Service and Manager for Aboriginal Health at Hunter New England … Read More



Rachel is a palawa woman from lutruwita (Tasmania) and has worked in her community and Aboriginal affairs for over 30 years. Rachel is the CEO of Karadi Aboriginal Corporation in Hobart where she has been for the past 16 years. Karadi provides intergrated health and aged services to the Aboriginal community of southern Tasmania.   Karadi have provided integral support to … Read More



Graham Aitken is a Yankunytjatjara man born in Oodnadatta South Australia. He is currently the CEO of Aboriginal Care Services (ACS), which is the largest aged care service provider for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders in Adelaide and South Australia. Prior to his current role, Graham worked for over 15 years with various Commonwealth and State Government Departments and … Read More



Jody is a Mununjahli Yugambeh person with traditional ties to the country between the Logan and Tweed Rivers. Jody currently works at the University of Melbourne as a Senior Research Fellow.[F(6]  Prior to this, Jody was the Chief Executive Officer of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service Brisbane. She established ATSICHS Brisbane as a Nationally Registered Early … Read More



James is a Yorta Yorta/ Bangerang man who is currently employed as the CEO of the Aboriginal Community Elders Service. James’ previous employment was as CEO of the Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative and as Manager of Koorie Education with the Department of Education and Training.  James has a great deal of organisational experience and has served on Boards at a state … Read More



Gary Morris, a Dunghutti Elder, was born at Kempsey District Hospital in 1954 and grew up on Burnt Bridge Mission. His mother is Aunty Maggie J Morris who was the patron of the Gumbayngirr language and was recognised by the United Nations for her contribution to preserving Gumbayngirr language. Gary is the co-founder of Booroongen Djugun Limited (BDL) (alongside Val … Read More



Lesley Nelson is a proud Noongar woman from the Balladong and Whadjuk clans in Western Australia. Lesley holds over 25 years’ experience in various Senior Executive leadership roles within the Aboriginal health sector, the most recent being her current role as CEO of the South West Aboriginal Medical Service, a Noongar Community Controlled Health Organisation that supports Community in Western … Read More