Desmond Morgan (Yorta Yorta) - Chairperson
Des is a Yorta Yorta man from the Murray/ Goulburn river area of Victoria/NSW. He has been an active member of the Aboriginal community since 1984, having served on various local and state organisations, Boards of Management Inc, Legal Service, Aborigines Advangement League, VACSAL, VAEAI. He also served a six year period referenda corp (Echuca) for several years and member of Yorta Yorta Nations Aboriginal Corporation. Des is the Regional Coordinator for AFDM for the Njernda Aboriginal corporation and is currently the Youth Worker for Baroonga Youth Health Service.
Ellie-Jean Singh - Vice-Chairperson
Aunty Lorraine ( Bunta ) Patten - Secretary
Previously worked at AAV as a project officer for 4 and a half years and Aboriginal Organisations through out the years. She has worked voluntary work for Aboriginal Funeral fund for 20 years to help raise funds to help bury our people. She is a student rep Bundoora West University TAFE was first starting to find it feet. Has been working in Aboriginal Affairs for 45 years and has sat on many Aboriginal Organisations Committees.
Ralph Bamblett (Yorta Yorta) - Treasurer
Ralph Bamblett is a Yorta Yorta man who is currently the Koori Academy Liason Officer and has worked with DEECD as the Koorie Engagement Support Officer and Koorie Home School Liason Officer and has worked at VAEAI as the School Project Officer. Ralph has a Diploma in Frontline Manager and certificate IV in Education Support.
Deidre King (Gunditjmara) - Director
Employed as CEO of the Aboriginal Community Elders Service. Previously employed at the Aborigines Advancement League for 17 years and worked at VACCA. A Board Member of the Victorian Aboriginal Community Services Association Limited and Member Organisation of VACCHO. Completed governance training and holds an Advanced Diploma in Business Management.
Kaelun Brown (Gunditjara Yorta Yorta Wiradiuri) - Director
Kaelun Brown is a descendent of the Gunditjimara Yorta Yorta. Wiradiuri tribes. I am currently working at the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service as the men’s Family Violence Case Manager, which I have been doing for the last 2 years. I am also an active member of the Koori youth Will Shake Spear which is a traditional Aboriginal dance troop and we perform and do ceremonial events all around Melbourne with the permission of the traditional owners. I also play football with the Fitzroy Stars football/netball club who I have a huge love for and can’t see myself playing anywhere else.
I am very passionate about Aboriginal affairs and endeavour whether it’s from health, Justice, sports or culture.
Megan Cadd Van Den Berg - Director
Megan Cadd Van Den Berg is a Yorta Yorta/ Dja Dja Wurrung woman who has worked in the UK and Telstra for 7 years and has 11 years experience at VACCA. She has established knowledge and experience in facilitation, training packages, community program development, resource development and recruitment and management.