8 September, 2021

Donnella Mills

Donnella Mills is a proud Torres Strait Islander woman with ancestral and family links to Masig and Nagir. She is Chair of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO), Chair of Wuchopperen Health Service, a member of James Cook University Council and appointed to the Commonwealth Government’s Advisory Council on Family, Domestic and Sexual Violence. From 2014 to 2021, she worked as a Cairns-based lawyer with LawRight, a community legal centre which coordinates the provision of pro-bono services for vulnerable people. She was also the managing lawyer for the innovative Wuchopperen Health Justice Partnership, in which lawyers and health professionals partnered to achieve improved health, wellbeing and justice outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. In 2020-21 she served as the Partnerships Director at Health Justice Australia. In August 2021 she was appointed First Nations Lead at King & Wood Mallesons.