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Meet the team

The Windaan mob is a team of well-respected individuals with strong profiles within their own, and other Aboriginal communities. They’re skilled and trained in disability service provision and are committed to empowering Aboriginal families to make informed decisions and exercise choice and control to get the most from NDIS supports and more.

Joseph Archibald – Executive General Manager – Indigenous Services

Joseph is a proud Gamilaroi man living on the Mid North Coast of NSW, with extensive connections in the Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour and Armidale regions.

Joseph is the Executive General Manager – Indigenous Services at Growing Potential and within his role, Joseph oversees the Windaan Aboriginal Services portfolio. This role involves working collaboratively with foundational key partners to develop cross sector models of service that recognise and reflect the individual and cultural needs of Aboriginal people. It also includes management and oversight of the Windaan Social Enterprise Development and Windaan Business Consultancy divisions.

Joseph has spent the last eight years working in the disability sector, with five years spent working for Australia’s disability peak National Disability Services (NDS) as Aboriginal Regional Coordinator establishing employment and service pathways for Aboriginal people in the disability sector. With extensive sector experience as well as service provision experience, Joseph has developed a first-hand knowledge of the challenges of delivering quality disability services to Aboriginal families and communities.

Joseph’s passion remains the empowerment of Aboriginal communities through the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). However, Joseph acknowledges that this is a challenge that requires collaboration with a broad range of partner organisations. This need to build real cultural capacity in the NDIS disability sector is the passion that drives the Windaan Business Consultancy Division.

When Joseph isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three young daughters. Joseph is also passionate about passing on Aboriginal traditions and culture to young Aboriginal people. In particular, he loves teaching Aboriginal dance to young people. Aside from traditional dancing, Joseph also likes playing rugby league, touch football and going to the beach.

Ramona – Manager Windaan Services – Indigenous Services Division

Ramona is the Manager of Windaan Services. Ramona has worked in the Community Services Sector for about 10 years and has gained great experiences working with people with a disability and in Aged Care. She has worked as a LAC ( Local Area Coordinator ) for 2 years and has previous experience with the NDIS.

Ramona also has a background working with homelessness, working as the Aboriginal Caseworker for New Horizons with independent people and families to find suitable and affordable accommodation in the private rental market and to assist with applications to Housing NSW. Whilst working full time, Ramona also completed a Certificate IV in Mental Health.

Her passion is helping people at their most vulnerable and being able to give them the opportunity to make their own choices, with a bit of information, advocacy, advice and support.

Loretta – Aboriginal Health Support Coordinator

Loretta is a proud Gumbaynggirr woman of the Mid North Coast of NSW.

Loretta is a valued member of the Windaan team and is our Aboriginal Health Support Coordinator. Her cultural connections, warm personality and positivity enable her to support families through their transition into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). She is also committed to ensuring they receive appropriate allied therapy support as early as possible to improve outcomes later in life.

Loretta strives to be a great role model, independent and a positive woman for her children and for other Aboriginal children and families. She brings 15 years of experience working in child care centres across QLD and NSW. In 2015-2016, she had the pleasure of being part of the Department of Education in Queensland Indigenous and Non-Indigenous children literacy and numeracy programs.

Loretta has always had a passion working with children and young adults, mentoring and coaching them through life challenges and helping them develop the necessary life skills. Loretta knows every child is unique and believes it’s important to be fair, open, friendly and kind. Loretta is proud to help guide our next generation on the right path to success as well as nurturing and supporting families into the NDIS pathway.

When Loretta isn’t working, she is busy looking after her five children, playing touch football, netball or oztag.

Kiah – Aboriginal Health Support Worker

Bio coming soon!

Ben – Aboriginal Health Support Worker

Ben is a proud Gomeroi/Gamilaroi man living on the Mid North Coast of NSW.

Ben joined the Windaan team as an Aboriginal Health Support Worker and brings an incredible amount of positive energy to the team and clients he supports every day. Ben comes with a diverse range of experience, having worked in the Department of Human Services, construction and health and fitness industry. Ben holds a Certificate 4 in Fitness and Certificate 3 in Customer Contact.

Ben has a passion for helping people, particularly young clients who may be dealing with difficulties in their life. Ben focuses on developing positive relationships, providing support and mentoring to achieve their individual goals.

When Ben is not working, you can find him keeping fit, playing sports and getting in the outdoors connecting with Country.

Dennis – Aboriginal Health Support Worker

Bio coming soon!

Scott – Aboriginal Health Support Worker

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Nathan – Aboriginal Health Support Worker

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Danielle – Aboriginal Health Support Worker

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