Ochre Day Conference Speakers 2019
Lomas Amini is a proud Lardil Man from Gununa (Mornington Island) and is the Bush TV Enterprises, Camping on Country Program Coordinator. Lomas has worked in community for two decades and has a passion for the link between culture, health and social and emotional wellbeing.
Ernie Dingo has worked in film and television for 40 years and has won numerous awards. Ernie is the national ambassador for the remote men’s health program Camping on Country by Bush TV Enterprises, funded through the Department of Health. He facilitates the program and is involved in all aspects of the program’s development and implementation.
Associate Professor Ray Lovett
Improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health has been the goal for Associate Professor Lovett’s work and research for over two decades. His passion has led him to his current role as the Program Leader of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program at the Research School of Population Health, the Australian National University (ANU). A/Prof Lovett is also an adjunct research fellow with the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS).
Maree leads a program of public health and health services research at The George Institute, focusing on developing simple, cost effective strategies (which can be integrated with other secondary prevention strategies) to prevent depression and significantly improve the outcome for people with depression and other chronic diseases.
Delroy is a musician and registered psychologist with a passion for combining practical, grounded, holistic knowledge and tools with empirical clinical frameworks. Delroy works in Western Australia’s Midwest as a Clinical Manager for Youth Focus’s Outreach team. He works closely alongside Robert Binsiar and communities in the Murchison to develop and implement collaborative, culturally appropriate long-term solutions for mental health issues among young people aged 12-25.
Robert is a Yamatji/Martu man from the Mid-West of Western Australia who has worked on and off in the youth field for over 25 years, and has been involved in the mental health space now for 2 years. Robert grew up in Meekatharra and the northern suburbs of Perth. Robert is the Community Engagement Coordinator for the Murchison region in Western Australia working with youth from 12-25yrs in Youth Severe Mental Health and Suicide Awareness.
Ray is a proud Kamilaroi man and is one of Australia’s leading health professionals, with more than 28-years experience in health and sport. He is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, has a Masters in Teaching, and is working toward a PhD on Remission of Type 2 Diabetes in the Aboriginal Community.
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Dardi Munwurro delivers a range of family violence, healing and behaviour change programs and services, to break the cycle of inter-generational trauma in Aboriginal families and communities, by empowering and inspiring individuals to heal the past, acknowledge the present and create a positive vision for the future.
Derek Donohue is a registered nurse with over 20 years’ experience in nursing. Before moving to Kununurra Derek was a clinical nurse specialist in intensive care at Joondalup Health Campus in Perth.
Kirsten Hunter is a proud Ngarinman Man from Timber Creek, Norther Territory and is currently working as the Community Liaison Officer under the Syphilis Response Program at Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service (OVAHS).
Trevor Wingard is a Kaurna (Owen) and Baundig (Pinkie) man and is the Tackling Indigenous Smoking Project Officer employed by the Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia for the past three years. His role includes vast travel within South Australia to provide Tobacco Awareness Programs in Aboriginal Health Services and mainstream services to support community events in a culturally diverse way with a population health approach.
Grant (Snowy) Day
Snowy is part of the Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) Team and follows on from previous experience with Cancer Council SA (Quitskills Educator) and Muna Paiendi Primary Health Care (inaugural Tackling Tobacco Project Officer).
Jake Thomson is an Aboriginal man belonging to the Wiradjuri nation and is from the Erambie 32 Acres Mission along Bila Gilari (Lachlan River) in Cowra NSW. Jake is working at the Aboriginal Health Television Network (AHTV) as the Partnerships Manager.
Dallas Widdicombe is a proud Dharug man who holds a Bachelor of Social Work and an Advanced Diploma of Business (Governance). Dallas previously worked in the remote Western Australian community of Balgo for over 7 years where he held various positions including the Chief Executive Officer of the Wirrimanu Aboriginal Community.
Jamaal is a proud Yorta Yorta man originally from Mooroopna in the Golburn Valley. After finishing high school he moved to Bendigo and completed a Bachelor of Human Services and Masters of social work at La Trobe University, during which time he worked at Bendigo and District Aboriginal Co-operative as the Local Justice Worker, helping the Aboriginal community navigate the judicial system.
Camilo Demarco is a proud South American man with family connections to North East Arnhem Land. He has been the Men’s Program Coordinator at BDAC since 2017 as part of the Family Safety Team and has been working in Men’s Groups since 2006. Cam has previously worked in AOD (Alcohol and Other Drugs) and in the Youth Justice sector as well as in Youth Mentor roles.
Established in 2016, the Preston Campbell Foundation is an endeavour of passion by Preston Campbell and the team he inspires.
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