Colleen is a local person and was born in Canberra on Ngunnawal country. Colleen commenced work as our Senior Policy Officer and started with CATSINaM in January 2014 and transitioned into Membership and Stakeholder Manager in July 2018. Colleen has a broad knowledge of health workforce issues. Prior to joining CATSINaM, Colleen worked in the Commonwealth Health Department, Health Workforce Division where she spent four years working in the areas of nursing, midwifery, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce and national registration and accreditation issues.
Taylor is originally from Young NSW, and has lived Canberra since 2010. she worked in hospitality for 7 years in various roles before deciding to learn about the financial management side of business. She began a Business Administration and Finance traineeship with a bookkeeping firm in 2013, gaining skills in financial record keeping and reporting. Then worked as a bookkeeper for a range of enterprise clients across all industries up until late 2016. In working with numerous Cloud software programs in her bookkeeping role, she developed a passion for helping business owners learn and implement online software to streamline their financial processes and reporting.
Chief Operations Officer
Sarah is a nurse and midwife who has lived and worked in the UK and New Zealand. Sarah moved to Canberra in 2012, and joined CATSINaM from the Australian College of Midwives in July 2018. As Chief Operations Officer, Sarah is particularly interested in business development and governance. In her spare time, she is on the board of the Climate and Health Alliance, as well as the advisory committee for the Canberra Theatre Centre.
Membership Support Officer
Alicia is a proud Narungga - Kaurna woman from Adelaide, this is where she lived before moving down to Canberra as a child. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science at the University of Canberra. Alicia has worked within CATSINaM since 2014 in various admin and membership capacities and is passionate about the work the organisation does for her people.
Reception (part-time - Monday - Thursday)
Robyn joins CATSINaM with a range of experiences ranging from supporting students with learning difficulties, to bookkeeping for small business. She is married to a proud Gureng Gureng man and they have 2 daughters and 7 grandchildren. Having recently moved to Canberra, Robyn is excited to have joined the CATSINaM team and the important work they do supporting nurses and midwives.
Project Support Officer (Friday Only)
Sophia is a proud Nurungga-Kaurna woman from Adelaide. She moved to Canberra in 2008 and has lived there ever since. She is currently studying a double degree of languages and Science at the ANU, majoring in Human Biology and Mandarin (Chinese). She has worked with CATSINaM since 2016, and in November of 2018 stepped into the role of Project Support Officer. Sophia enjoys researching Indigenous health for the LINMEN website and occasionally getting to speak to the wonderful CATSINaM members when she is answering the phones.
Senior Project Officer (0.6 FTE) - currently away on maternity leave
Phoebe Dent started with CATSINaM as the Senior Project Officer in November 2017. Phoebe began her career as a Registered Nurse at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney and worked as a Nurse Educator in Dhaka, Bangladesh before studying public health and working for the Australian Government in the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs for three years. Prior to joining CATSINaM, Phoebe worked at Reconciliation Australia managing policy and the Indigenous Governance Program for five years. Phoebe grew up in the Blue Mountains and Central Coast of NSW and now calls Canberra home. She is the proud Mum to her one and half year old daughter and is very excited to be back working with nurses and midwives and in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health – two areas that are very close to her heart.
Information Technology Support
Chantelle is from Young NSW, she moved to Canberra in 1994 and later moved to Queanbeyan NSW. As Chantelle travels between Canberra and Young often she respectfully acknowledges both Wiradjuri county and Ngunnawal country as spiritual homes and is currently learning about where her family is from. Prior to joining CATSINaM, Chantelle worked with Indigenous Business Australia for 3 Years, half of this as a trainee gaining a Certificate 3 in Information, Digital Media and Communication and was a 2018 finalist at the ACT Training Awards in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of The Year category and the other half as a System Admin Support Officer. Chantelle hopes to share her knowledge and looks forward to learning from her new team