Colleen is a local person and was born in Canberra on Ngunawal country. Colleen is our Senior Policy Officer and started with CATSINaM in January 2014; and 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 year working in the areas of nursing, midwifery, Aboriginal and Torres Strati Islandeer health workforce and national registration and accreditation issues.
Senior Project Officer (0.6 FTE)
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.
Executive Services Manager
Chloe is our Executive Services Manager. Chloe is a descendant of the Ngai Tahu iwi of the southern region of New Zealand - Te Waipounamu – the Greenstone Isle.
Chloe began her career in the sector at NACCHO before leaving to have her third child. On returning to the workforce Chloe joined CATSINaM as the administration officer before moving into the Executive Services Manager role two years later.
Taylor is originally from Young NSW, and has lived in 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.
Alicia is a proud Narungga - Kaurna woman from Adelaide 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 capacities and is passionate about the work the orginisation does for her people.
Membership Support and Social Media
Maya is our Membership Support, assisting with the Membership Engagement Officer and also managing our social media (Facebook and Twitter). Maya is a young Djugun women, who was born and raised on Ngunnawal and Ngambri country. She completed year 12 last year and is currently on her gap year working part-time for CATSINaM. She aims to pursue a career in youth work; particularly working with young indigenous people and remote communities.