Staff and Board Members

Staff and Board Members

Oonah is an Aboriginal controlled organisation: at least 51% of the Board Members must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent. The governance model adopted by Oonah is based on the Koori Heritage Trust and Wuchopperen Health Service approaches.

2022 Oonah Board Members:

  • Dr Jenine Godwin-Thompson – President
  • Nathan Fenelon – Vice President
  • Dr Jan Mahoney- Secretary
  • Diarmuid McAlary – Treasurer
  • Dr Andrew Peters – Member
  • Lea Jones – Member
  • Melissa Jones – Member
  • Anita Koochew – Member
  • Nikki Madgwick – Member

 

Lifetime Member of HICSA/Oonah:

  • Aunty Dot Peters​ AM
  • Dr Doseena Fergie

 

CURRENT STAFF

Oonah adopts a reconciliation model whereby Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal staff are appointed based on merit, work experience, personal attributes and cultural knowledge or experience.  Oonah is committed to the workforce and professional development of its staff.

  • Amanda Hand – Chief Executive Officer
  • Maria – Program Manager / Workforce Development
  • Samantha – Clinical Coordinator
  • Roslyn – Executive Assistant / Administration Coordinator
  • Nick – Accountant
  • Gail – Bringing Them Home Worker
  • Katy – Tucker Bag Coordinator
  • Nikki  – Community Engagement Worker
  • Chloe – Youth Engagement Worker
  • Tash – Program Support Worker
  • Alanna – Community Engagement Trainee
  • Emily – Young Families Community Connector
  • Bimal – Mental Health Clinician
  • Andrea – Mental Health Clinician
  • Melissa – SEWB Outreach
  • Rebecca- SEWB outreach Worker
  • Joe – SEWB Outreach Worker