Doreen Nelson


Doreen is a Noongar Woman with family connections to the Whadjuk, Yuet Balladong and Ngalla Kalla Booda areas of Noongar country. Born in Kellerberrin, her family are the Jettas and Yarrans. Doreen has travelled extensively throughout Australia, spending 10 years in Alice-Springs working in remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory.

Doreen holds a Bachelor of Teaching Degree, a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Aboriginal Community Management and Development Practices and an Associate Diploma in Aboriginal Studies. She also holds Certificates in Cultural Awareness Training, Mentoring, Counselling, Mental Health and Family and Student Support Case Work.

Doreen is active on a number of committees including, Moorditj Koort Aboriginal Corporation, Wungening Aboriginal Corporation, SWALSC Heritage Survey Panel and is also a member of the Metronet Reference Group.

Doreen also attends local meetings with the Telethon Kids Institute, Aboriginal Ear Health Research program, Aboriginal AdvisoryGroup, City of Rockingham Aboriginal Advisory Group, and Medina Aboriginal Cultural Group.

Doreen has worked in Aboriginal communities for many years and believes it is very important to have the support of all Aboriginal service providers to provide culturally appropriate programs for our Aboriginal people to heal and make positive changes in their own lives.
She brings knowledge, skills and life experiences, along with respect, honesty and commitment to the board and committees that she is involved in and works with.

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