TO ACHIEVE OUR VISION of transforming the lives of Aboriginal young people, we harness the skills of professionals and volunteers from various backgrounds and with diverse experiences.
The NASCA Board, CEO and staff have a wide range of skills and experience that underpins our work. Our people have one thing in common and that’s passion and determination to achieve social equity for Aboriginal Australians.
Mark is a Wiradjuri man from Sydney who is the Director of Innovation and Learning at Marist College North Shore and has volunteered for NASCA over many years prior to taking on his NASCA Directorship.
David is a Ngarabal Man from Northern New South Wales. He founded NASCA in 1995 after 15 years as a professional Rugby League player in Australia and England.
Jason is a Yuin man from the South Coast of New South Wales, with 20 years of experience working with Aboriginal communities in the design and delivery of Aboriginal affairs policy and programs, particularly in New South Wales.
Chloe is a Wiradjuri – Galari woman from Gilgandra, New South Wales. She has a strong commitment to the preservation of Wiradjuri culture, in particular the preservation of language, She is passionate about supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents within the higher education system. Her experience extends to working within the campaign for constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Chloe holds a Senior Project Officer role at The University of Sydney, within the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Indigenous Strategy and Services.
Aaron is an Anawan and Biripi man from Western Sydney with seven years experience working in health promotion and youth work in the Western Sydney Aboriginal community.
Lachlan McDaniel belongs to the Kilari Clan of the Wiradjuri Nation. He has been engaged by a range of sectors to assist organisations to improve their engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. His experience extends to political campaigning and improving organsiations Indigenous Engagement in the not-for-profit and corporate business sector.
Barbie-Lee Kirby is a Ngemba/Wailwan, Baakindji and Yuwaalaraay woman from Brewarrina, NSW. She is a strong ambassador for education and successful Indigenous women in business. She has a Bachelor of Business with majors in Accounting and Law and after completing the Finance Graduate Program, is now Manager Corporate Governance at Qantas Airways.
Kristal is a proud Aboriginal woman, a descendant of both the Jawoyn and Wiradjuri nations and is currently Director of Indigenous Professional Services. She is passionate about creating lasting pathways and growing the capabilities of Indigenous businesses and individuals.
Our staff works hard to drive the vision of NASCA and strengthen the capacity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people from many language groups, cultural backgrounds and locations in Australia.
Leanne is an Anaiwan Woman from Uralla, New South Wales who is passionate about social justice and advocating for the strength of Aboriginal culture permeating everyday Australian life.