Tom Cleary – Director
Tom is a proud Undambi man, descendant of the traditional owners and has lived on the Sunshine Coast for the past 20 years. Tom has been on the NCACCH Board since 1999 and has held the position of Chairperson for the last 11 years. With Tom’s passion for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health he advocates and provides strong links and communication with the community. Tom is well respected by both community and peers and is called upon regularly as a guest speaker nationwide.
Aunty Olive Bennet – Director
Aunty Olive is a proud Kullila/Wakka Wakka woman and respected elder that resides in Gympie and has lived on Gubbi Gubbi country all her life. Aunty Olive has been an active Board Member of NCACCH since 2000 with a Certificate IV in Governance. Aunty Olive provides guidance on good governance, professional development and has strong community networks. Aunty Olive is also looked upon as a valued elder who actively participates in cultural programs within the schools and community of Gympie.
Helen Felstead – Director
Helen has resided in Tin Can Bay region for over 50 years and has been on the NCACCH Board of Directors since 2003. Helen works as a Medical Receptionist at Cooloola Coast Clinic and Rainbow Beach Medical Practice were she provides support to local community members and advocates for our members in the Cooloola region.
Ronda Randall – Director
Ronda has resided in the Glasshouse Mountains region for 20 years and has considerable experience in Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander organisations. Ronda was employed as a Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teacher Aide before her current position of 13 years as a Personal Carer for Indigenous Home and Aged Care on the Sunshine Coast.
Paula Wootton – Director
Paula is a Tharawal woman from the Woollongong/Shoalhaven Heads region NSW, and has lived in Imbil for the past 16 years. Paula has been an active Board Member since 2007, has a Certificate IV in Governance and has a strong focus on young people and families. Paula has been retailing Aboriginal arts/crafts since 2000 and has substantial experience working with schools and community organisations throughout Sunshine Coast and Gympie with her beading/art/bush tucker/traditional dance workshops
Aunty Gwen Tronc – Director
Aunty Gwen is a respected Mununjali/Butchella woman from Gin Gin who relocated to the Sunshine Coast in 2007 to be closer to family. Aunty Gwen values her position as a Director of the NCACCH Board and has been a proud member of the of the Caloundra Murri Court panel.
Uncle Trevor Draper – Director
Uncle Trevor is a Kamilaroi man from NSW/QLD and resides at Coes Creek near Nambour. He has been on the Coast for 11 years and works as a Court Support Officer for the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (ATSILS) in Maroochydore. Uncle Trevor has proudly represented Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on numerous Boards throughout his life and is passionate about his job and helping people.
NCACCH Directors: back left, Rhonda Randall, Uncle Trevor Draper, Paula Wootton and Tom Cleary
and front from left, Aunty Olive Bennet, Aunty Gwen Tronc and Helen Felstead.
Photo by James Henry