Kayeleen Brown will take the helm of Katungul Aboriginal Corporation Regional Health and Community Services on 24 May.
She will replace Joanne Grant as the organisation’s new CEO, bringing extensive experience working in senior positions across government, not for profit, and Indigenous bodies such as YWCA Australia, South Coast Aboriginal Medical Service and Carers NSW.
A proud Yuin Walbunja and Bundjalung Koori woman of NSW, Ms Brown has been actively involved in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community for more than 30 years.
“I am eager to support the needs and aspirations of the South Coast community in this new role,” she said.
“My passion is to create economic development, access and opportunities for community, in particular my people, and improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities.”
In 2009, Ms Brown represented Indigenous youth at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York.
She is keen to relocate back to the NSW South Coast to be close to family and live on her traditional country.
Ms Brown has thanked Ms Grant for leading Katungul for the past two years prior to her recent resignation.
“I thank Joanne for her leadership and congratulate her on the achievements of Katungul during her appointment,” she said.
“I thank her for the support and guidance she showed as our community faced unprecedented hardship during the past two years.”
The Katungul team looks forward to working with Ms Brown to further the work of providing holistic and culturally appropriate health and wellbeing services for Aboriginal communities.
For more information, visit Katungul Aboriginal Corporation Regional Health and Community Services.