Nairm Marr Djambana staff
Deb is a Gurindji Woman from the Northern Territory who grew up on Larrakeyah land (Darwin). She Learnt culture and cultural protocol from her Grandmother and eventually moved to the Mornington Peninsula some 25 years ago. With over 30 years managerial experience including:
Senior Social Planner, Aboriginal Cultural and Community Development,
Other Board Memberships – Peter Mac Aboriginal Advisory Board – Nairm Marr Djambana
Volunteer – Community Liaison Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA)
– Breast screen Australia Ambassador
– Key role in establishing Willum Warrain Aboriginal Association.
I was born in Fiji and my parents migrated to Melbourne in 1970. I grew up in the Eastern Suburbs, my parents moved to Mornington Peninsula 22 years ago, and two of my siblings now live in the Peninsula.
I enjoy exercising, music festivals, and catching up with family, and friends for any reason, very close to my cuzzies. Regularly attend my son’s sporting and musical activities – Cricket/Football/Baseball and musical performances.
I have four loving siblings… two older brothers Alex & Mara and two sisters (Gillian & Maree). My identical twin sister (Maree) is the youngest by 5 minutes.
My job as an Outreach role gives me the opportunity to engage with the local community. The Elders are so engaging! I get so much pleasure from hearing their yarns and about their extraordinary and fascinating past. I am blessed and fortunate to be part of a hardworking and dedicated team at Nairm Marr Djambana!
We immigrated from Chile, I’m the oldest of four siblings. Arrived in Australia in 1972 stayed in Frankston for a little while then Rosebud for a little while longer, then headed over Hastings where we laid down roots.
I love to walk the Moorooduc trail and then paint/do art pieces. Love experimenting with different mediums, more abstract the better! I also enjoy cooking and socialising with friends, recently discovered Pop Choir which is so much unexpected fun!
There’s a real sense of community at Djambana- everyone knows each other, looks out for one another, like one big family…. A beautiful sense of connection is real here.