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An Indigenous-led and -owned business, all of our work is designed and delivered by an experienced and expert panel of academics and Industry practitioners.
 
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Prof Faye McMillan AM

Citizen of the Wiradjuri Nation
Chair of Bundyi Girri Consulting

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About

Prof Faye McMillan AM is a Wiradjuri yinaa (woman) from Trangie, NSW. Faye is currently an Associate Professor of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health in the faculty of Medicine & Health at UNSW and a National Deputy Rural Health Commissioner.

Among other focus areas, Faye’s work focuses on making the experiences of Indigenous Australians' (collectively and individually) of the health system (both doctrinally and theoretically) intelligible as a modern institutional practice which incorporates human rights and recognises the United Nations (UN) Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

Faye was a founding member of Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA), a board member of IAHA from 2009-2017 (and chairperson from 2010-2016), and a board Director of the Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network (MPHN) from 2017-2020 as well as the Murrumbidgee Local Health District from 2019 – 2021.

In 2019, Faye was awarded NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year.

Qualifications
  • Doctor of Health Science (Charles Sturt University)

  • Master of Indigenous Health Studies (University of Wollongong)

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (Charles Sturt University)

  • Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Governance (University of Arizona)

  • Graduate Certificate in Wiradjuri Language Culture and Heritage (Charles Sturt University)

  • Grad Cert in Education (University of Melbourne)

  • Dip of Counselling

  • Cert IV TAE

  • Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity – Senior Fellow (Atlantic Institute)

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Alex Splitt

Citizen of the Kabi Kabi Nation
Managing Director

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About

For the past decade, Alex has focused on advancing social and economic outcomes of First Nations Peoples, specialising in the co-design, development and implementation of strategic policy frameworks that seek to facilitate social equity and economic liberation for First Peoples.

Qualifications
  • Masters of Social Change Leadership (University of Melbourne)

  • Graduate Cert. Education (University of Melbourne)

  • Bachelor Human Nutrition (Flinders University)

  • Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity – Senior Fellow (Atlantic Institute)

  • International Visitor Leadership Program (U.S. Consulate)

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Dr Mark McMillan

Citizen of the Wiradjuri Nation
Partner – Sovereign Relationships

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About

Dr Mark McMillan is a Wiradjuri man from Trangie, NSW. In 2013, he was awarded the National NAIDOC Scholar of the Year Award. His research interests are in the areas of human rights and in particular, the expression and fulfilment of those rights for Indigenous Australians.

 

He is currently a Director of Yalabara Solutions, a subsidiary of the NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC), and a current board member of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples and the Trangie local Aboriginal land Council.

Mark worked for the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) on lands of the Eora Nation for 10 years, in the Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning, which is now the Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research.

In 2013, Mark was awarded the National NAIDOC Scholar of the Year Award. His research interests are in the areas of human rights and in particular, the expression and fulfilment of those rights for Indigenous Australians.

Qualifications
  • LL.B, GDLP, LL.M, SJD

  • Graduate Dip. Legal Practice (Australian National University)

  • Master of Laws and Doctor of Juridical Science (University of Arizona)

  • Certificate II in Indigenous Leadership (the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre)

  • Graduate Cert. in Wiradjuri Heritage, Language & Culture (Charles Sturt University)

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Dr Jane Havelka

Citizen of the Wiradjuri Nation

Independent Director

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About

Dr Jane Havelka is a Wiradjuri yinaa (woman) from the Narromine, Dubbo region. Jane has worked in Dubbo, Forbes and Wagga Wagga in the health sector for over thirty years and provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid Training. Jane has served as a director for the last three years with Indigenous Allied Health Australia, and previously as a Community Advisory Board Member of The University of Notre Dame’s Rural WPL School of Medicine in Wagga Wagga.

Jane has held various positions within Charles Sturt University over the past twenty-two years including Program Director, Course Coordinator, Workplace Clinical Coordinator and Lecturer for the Bachelor of Health Science (Mental Health) Djirruwang Program in the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Indigenous Health. The Djirruwang Program is the first course in Australia to incorporate the National Practice Standards for Mental Health Workforce and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid in its curriculum.   

As an Aboriginal woman, Jane has had a lifetime of past and recent relevant industry experience, skills and knowledges having worked in the areas of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Heath Care, Allied Health, Community Services, Counselling, Education support, Health Services, Mental Health and Nursing.

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Dr Peter West

Partner – Education and Learning Design

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About

Dr Peter West is lead researcher behind the Bundyi Girri program, an expansive research program run over 8 years and funded through ARC grant funding, RMIT University and based on extensive insights from Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers, academics and thought leaders in Reconciliation.

Qualifications
  • PhD at RMIT: Ways in which Non-Indigenous creative practitioners can better understand their subject position in relation to Indigenous sovereignty’.

  • Chief investigator on Sovereign Weaving Project: ‘Practicing Sovereign Relations through Weaving a Treaty’

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Ed Hubber

Lead Experience and Service Designer​​​

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About

Ed Hubber is a lecturer in the School of Design at RMIT University, and lead experience and service designer behind Bundyi Girri Consulting. His design practice focuses on problematising Western design practices, building community through making, and design-led sensemaking.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Communication Design. (RMIT)

  • Honours research thesis Towards an Uncomfortable Practise, which investigated ways of de-centring normative approaches in design. 

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Damien Connell

Partner – Business and Systems Development

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About

Damien Connell was program manager for the Bundyi Girri for Business pilot program run by RMIT University and developed into a commercial program. This program was ceased at RMIT and is now being run through the newly formed company, Bundyi Girri Consulting.

Qualifications
  • Master of Business Administration (AIB)

  • BA Social Science–Environment (RMIT)

  • Dip. Project Management

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Fiona Simpson

Business Development Manager​​​

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Tristan Danino

Experience and Service Designer​​​

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