Nairm Marr Djambana board members

Kerry Strickland


Proud Wadi Wadi woman, First Nations people of the Illawarra region, NSW.

Registered Nurse currently employed at Frankston Hospital.

Small Business owner. Cultural Adviser with the Women’s Spirit Project.

Jida McCartney


Jida is a proud Aboriginal man from the lands of the Yorta Yorta, Wotjobulak, Nari Nari and Boon Wurrung peoples.

Experienced in working with young people and in family violence.

Jida is acting secretary of the Nairm Marr Djambana board.

Aunty Mai Katona

Board member

Ed. (Social Policy) and B.A. (Administration)

Educator (state, national and international levels). Also worked in administration, research and policy development

Chairperson of two Aboriginal Associations: Stolen Generation NT and Gagadju Association

Involved in the establishment of several Aboriginal Community organisations

Ministerial Advisor in the Tasmanian Government

Former Election Observer for United Nations, South Africa

Karen Gibbs

Board member

Jardwadjali woman from upper Wimmera river, east of the Grampians

Currently Foster Carer and Playgroup Facilitator.

Supports literacy in primary school.