Taylor is originally from Young NSW and has lived Canberra since 2010. She worked in hospitality for seven years in various roles before deciding to learn about the financial management side of the 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.
Reception/IT Support Officer
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 her family. Before joining CATSINaM, Chantelle worked with Indigenous Business Australia for 3 Years, in this time she 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 was a System Admin Support Officer. Chantelle hopes to share her knowledge and looks forward to learning from her new team.
Demelza moved from Tallangatta, Victoria to Canberra in 2008. Meeting her husband in 2009, she now has two beautiful children. Demelza previously worked at ANMAC for six years in the Skilled Migration Services team. Working as an Assessor and then an Administration Officer, she was assessing internationally qualified nurses and midwives who want to migrate to Australia under the General Skilled Migration program. After a six month secondment to CATSINaM, she has decided to stay on and broaden her knowledge on everything that is CATSINaM.
Administrative Assistant/Project Officer
Sam is originally from Melbourne but has spent most of her life in Albury NSW. She moved to Canberra in 2011. She completed a Bachelor of Primary Education in 2018 with an emphasis on Indigenous pedagogical approaches. Sam hopes to implement aspects of her educational background within her position at CATSINaM.
IT/Software Support Officer
Viet is originally from Vietnam. He moved to Canberra in 2020 to assist in the design and build of CATSINaM's new IT projects. Before joining CATSINaM Viet studied a Bachelor of Information Technology to become a Software Developer specialising in building websites. He is currently doing this and assisting CATSINaM with more in-depth projects. He hopes to help make it easier for CATSINaM’s members to reach the support offered by CATSINaM.
Angela is a proud Sovereign Wiradjuri woman from the Upper Bila Galari- Lachlan River, Cowra area of Central West NSW. A Mother to five boori’s (children) who are proud young Wiradjuri, Bundjalung, Biripi and Gumbaynggirr people.
As a child of the Black Rights Movement, growing up the fight for social and political justice was at the forefront. From the banks of the Bila Galari (Lachlan River) to inner City Sydney Angela experienced both the strength and resilience of the Wiradjuri Nation and vast injustices and inequality enforced on her people and all those who call inner-city Sydney home. Leaving school and beginning work life in the justice system Angela quickly realised that her passion lay with health and studied to become an Aboriginal Health Worker at Redfern Aboriginal Medical Service, this set Angela on a path to Midwifery a few years later. Completing a Bachelor of Midwifery at UTS and then working as a Midwife at Gold Coast University Hospital before returning to Redfern.
Angela is currently the Registered Midwife at the Aboriginal Medical Service Redfern, and is proud to be employed at the first AMS in the country and continues to support women and their families. Angela is passionate about providing culturally safe Midwifery care and Decolonising the current Health System.
Working at CATSINaM is a great honour, to be able to support our Nurses and Midwives across the country, and advocate for Cultural Safety through all aspects of the health system.