|Meet Our Directors|
The Kirrawe Management Committee oversees
the running of Kirrawe Indigenous Corporation.
Chairperson - Ms Lee Chilman
Ms Chilman is proud to be Chair of Kirrawe Indigenous Corporation and brings to the organisation years of experience working in the community sector in areas such as Foster Care, Domestic Violence, Residential Care, Youth Work, and Child and Family welfare.
Ms Chilman is a qualified Trainer and Assessor and is experienced in program development. During her working career Ms Chilman has also managed several programs and projects in Indigenous communities.
Over the years Ms Chilman has participated on numerous Boards and committees and has graduated with Certificate IV in Business (Governance) through ORIC (Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations). Ms Chilman feels this course has enhanced her skills as Chairperson, given her a greater understanding of the role of Director and provided knowledge of appropriate processes involved in the management of a corporation.
Ms Chilman is the mother of 3 and grandmother of 10, with a strong commitment to working in community and improving the lives of others.
Director - Mr Kerry Levinge
Mr Kerry Levinge is both a Traditional Owner and respected Elder on the Gold Coast, being a member of the Kombumerri Clan of the Yugembah Language Group. Mr Levinge has 3 sons, 1 daughter and 6 grandchildren and has been a Foster Carer to many young people requiring out of home care. Mr Levinge is committed to making a difference in the community and is looking forward to being an active member of the Board of Kirrawe Indigenous Corporation.
Director - Aunty June Scullard
Mrs June Scullard is an Elder in the Indigenous community and descended from 'Stolen Generation". Mrs Scullard is passionate about strong well- functioning families and the wellbeing of children.
Director - Ms Wendy Dempster
Ms Dempster is descended from 'Stolen Generation' and brings with her knowledge and experience working in the disability sector. Ms Dempster is a mother of 4 children, and both an accomplished artist and poet. Ms Dempsters passion is working with young mothers who may be at risk of loosing their babies due to child protection concerns and is currently formulating a program which can help with this issue.
Contact Person - Mrs Laura Peacock
Mrs Peacock is an Elder in Residence on the Gold Coast and has been involved in the community for many years. As a Foster Carer Mrs Peacock provides respite care to children in out of home care placements.
Being part of the 'Stolen Generation' Mrs Peacock grew up in Bomaderry Children's Home in NSW and has indepth knowledge and experience of being separated from family, community and culture.