Gayaa Dhuwi welcomes appointment of Interim Chief Executive Officer Tania Brown

On 6 March 2023, Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia (GDPSA) welcomes Ms Tania Brown as the interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional wellbeing, mental health and suicide prevention.

Tania was born and raised in Canberra, Ngunnawal and Ngambri country and is a proud descendent from the Wonnarua Nation, Hunter Valley NSW.

Tania has worked within Aboriginal Affairs for over 30 years, her career starting as an Aboriginal trainee within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission and working within the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health sector with the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW and with Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) at the Executive level.

“I am looking forward to bringing strong Indigenous leadership to GDPSA. Focusing on good governance, compliance and policy”.

Board Chair Professor Helen Milroy said she looks forward to working with Tania to build on GDPSA successes and continue to work to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Board of Directors wish to thank Ms Rachel Fishlock for undertaking the role of acting Chief Executive Officer at GDPSA.

Please direct any GDPSA matters to either Board Chair Professor Helen Milroy at helen.milroy@uwa.edu.au or Interim CEO Tania Brown at tania.brown@gayaadhuwi.org.au.

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6 March 2023

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