My name is Patricia Councillor, I am a Naaguja Yamaji Nyarlu from the midwest of Western Australia, currently residing in Geraldton which is a rural farming and fishing community.
I have been involved with IAHA since 2012 and first met Donna around 2011 when she gave a talk at Charles Sturt University that I attended at the time.
I have worked in community over 30 years , from government to non government and ACCO and ACCHO. My passion for helping my community is what drives me.
My qualified and accredited field is mental mental health and social and emotional wellbeing.
I come from a family of 11, of which I am the middle child and we were raised to care for each other and our community and to do so with respect.
I have been a director on a couple of occasions this far and I feel what I can offer the organisation and all you members is such a great deal of experience. I can sit at the board meetings and be involved in robust conversations about Allied health for our mob and encourage and mentor the younger generations that are up and coming in the allied health space.
The meetings are long at times, but in the end are worth it to do the right thing as representatives of the organisation.
I’m not just someone who sits and agrees with everything, I question and clarify and I enjoy conversations with members when given the chance. I am not backward in coming forward in speaking up for better health and better opportunities for all our mobs.