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Our Staff

“We Al-li staff come from various backgrounds and have found common ground in the experience of living within culturally safe principles of practice that make our environments rich and vibrant places to live and share our talents, gifts and passions. We care about enriching the experience of our families, friendships and communities and love sharing what we have learnt through the education, training and community development We Al-li offers the world.”

Emeritus Professor Judy Atkinson (Honorary) AM

Patron/Elder Advisor

Emeritus Professor Judy Atkinson is a Jiman (central west Queensland) and Bundjalung (northern New South Wales) woman, with Anglo-Celtic and German heritage.

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Dr Caroline Atkinson

Chief Executive Officer – Based in the Northern Rivers

Carlie is of Jiman – Bundjalung heritage, previously lived in Papua New Guinea, undertaking community development work with a focus on trauma, violence, loss and grief.

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Antonia Burke

Lead Facilitator – Based in Brisbane

Antonia Burke is a Yanyuwa (Borroloola) woman who grew up on the Tiwi Islands and Darwin in the Northern Territory.

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Fiona Maunder

Self Care Officer – Based in the Northern Rivers

Fiona Maunder is a qualified, insured and a registered member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society as a Naturopathic practitioner.

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Judy Kaye Knox

Cultural Advisor and Facilitator – Based in the Northern Rivers

JudyKaye is a member of the Gomaroi Nation of central southern Queensland and northern New South Wales.

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Beth Wrigley

Lead Facilitator – Based on the Central NSW Coast

Beth Wrigley is a Registered Nurse holding a Masters of Indigenous Studies (Trauma & Healing) and has worked in the Health and Human Services sectors for many years.

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Helene Collard

Lead Facilitator – Based in the Northern Rivers

Helene Collard has been facilitating wellbeing workshops since 2008. In 2012, Helene was a Presenter and Workshop Facilitator at the Annual Women’s and Children’s Refuge Conference.

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Lukas Williams

Facilitator – Based in the Northern Rivers

Lukas holds not only the cultural knowledge that is needed for Indigenous healing to take place, but also holds a Master’s of Indigenous Health, degree of Indigenous Trauma and Recovery Practices, double Diploma in Community Services/AOD and Cert IV in AOD.

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Mary Carroll

Facilitator – Based in Sydney

As a Sydney based educator, researcher, and holistic community worker Mary Carroll has developed strengths in a diversity of teaching and learning contexts.

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Darmin Cameron

Facilitator – Based in the Northern Rivers

Darmin Cameron is an experienced teacher, counsellor, group facilitator and trainer. Darmin holds a Masters Degree in Indigenous Studies Wellbeing from Southern Cross University.

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Alison Burrell

Facilitator – Based in Melbourne

Alison Burrell’s main passion and commitment is to her family. She is mum of 7 and step mum of 5. She has family connections of Wiradjuri (Dubbo, NSW) and has Anglo Celtic, Polish; Danish heritage.

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Jess McDonald

Research Officer – Based in the Northern Rivers

Jess McDonald grew up in the cultural melting pot of the inner Western suburbs of Melbourne and amidst diversity and disadvantage, developed the lens through which she views the world.

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David Ryan

Chief Operations Officer – Based in the Northern Rivers

David was born and raised in Melbourne, completing year 12 there prior to joining the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and enjoying a 27 year career, 25 of them as a pilot in the Air Force.

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