ALS Company Member applicants 2021

Western Region

For more information about ALS Company Member elections 2021, please view the main webpage.

 

ALS Company Member candidates in the Western Region are listed below in alphabetical order:

  1. Robert Carroll
  2. Keshia Keed
  3. Raymond Keed
  4. Valda Keed
  5. Fiona Mackay
  6. Rory McKenzie
  7. Rachael McPhail
  8. Elaine Ohlsen
  9. Dorothy Whyman
  10. Hewitt Whyman
  11. Lorraine Wright

 


Robert Carroll

I am a proud member of the Wiradjuri Aboriginal nation and have gained knowledge of my Aboriginal culture through, Elders, life skills, social activities and having spent my early years living on both the “Aboriginal Sandhills” a shanty settlement on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River, Narrandera and the “Three Ways Bridge Aboriginal Reserve” on the outskirts of Griffith.

During my working career I have held a range of senior Aboriginal identified positions within the fields of Aboriginal Employment and Training, as the former full-time Chairperson of the former Binaal Billa Regional ATSIC Council Wagga Wagga and various elected/appointed positions within the NSW Aboriginal Housing Office, NSW/ACT Aboriginal Legal Service and employed positions with the NSW Aboriginal Land Rights system.

I have also had the opportunity to undertake a wide range of accredited training and professional development courses during this period.

 

Keshia Keed

I Keshia Keed have been working since I have left school with Centrelink and Peak Hill Local Aboriginal Land Council.

Current board member of Weigelli Rehabilitation Centre Co-op.

Peak Hill Aboriginal Medical Centre and the Warramunga Housing Co-op.

I am currently a member and would like to renew.

 

Raymond Keed

As I am a Grass roots Person I do have strong beliefs of Justice for my people.

 

Valda Keed

I Valda Keed

Applying for membership as I am all ready a member and would like to renew it.

Currently on the board of

*AHMAC ethics committee

*Weigelli Rehabilitation Centre Co-op

*Warramunga Housing Co-op

*Mid-Lachlan Aboriginal Housing.

 

Fiona Mackay

I am an Aboriginal female of outer NSW BOURKE NSW. I have fell to some legal matters for me and I believe I carry good knowledge of Justice System as I am a survivor.

 

Rory McKenzie

Rory is a business owner and proud Wiradjuri man with qualifications in nursing, leadership training and business. He is currently completing a Bachelor of Laws through CSU and has an interest in improving access to justice and health outcomes. I have nominated be a company member of ALS to broaden my experience and advocate for change against a system of increased incarceration and deaths in custody

 

Rachael McPhail

I am a proud Gomeroi woman, who was raised on Dharawal country, and now live on Wiradjuri Country in Coolamon. I work for the Disability Trust, a large not-for-profit as the Project Manager RAP, supporting the organisation in the development of our Reflect RAP, and working to inspire cultural change and embedding a First Nations perspective in all areas of practice.

I was successful in my campaign to have Australia Post include traditional place names in addresses, and am now campaigning for the creation of a database of traditional place names that is verified by Elders and community leaders.

 

Elaine Ohlsen

I was born in Cobar, have lived here most of my life. I am a descendant from Ngiyampaa ancestry. Married, mother of 5 children, have grandchildren, great grandchildren. Previously been a director on board of Western Aboriginal Legal Service for 10 yrs until the Service transferred to ALS. I am still a current member of ALS and I wish to remain so. My comittment is to culture, heritage and my Aboriginal people.

 

Dorothy Whyman

-FORMER EMPLOYEE 25 YEARS ALS WAGGA WAGGA OFFICER

-FIELD OFFICER IN CRIMINAL LAW, PRISONER SUPPORT OFFICER, FAMILY VIOLENCE OFFICER, CARE & PROTECTION OFFICER.

-DIPLOMA OF NATIONAL INDIGENOUS LEGAL STUDIES (TRANBY ABORIGINAL CO-OPERATIVE COLLEGE 1997 & 1998)

-WORKED AND HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF THE LEGAL SYSTEM IN NSW.

 

Hewitt Whyman

  • FORMER Board of Directors
  • FORMER EMPLOYEE 24 YRS
  • FORMER DEPUTY ZONE MNGR – WESTERN ZONE
  • INVOLVED IN ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS SINCE 1970
  • FORMER CHAIRPERSON ATSIC REGIONAL COUNCIL 9 YEARS
  • FORMER SOLDIER (ARMY) 8 YEARS

 

Lorraine Wright

No biography provided

 

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