Profiles of our Board of Directors
DES JONES is from Wentworth. Des is a Regional Councilor of
the Murdi Paaki Regional Council, Chairperson Namatjira
Regional Sporting Association, Chairperson Murdi Paaki
CDEP portfolio, Board member Murdi Paaki Regional Housing
Corporation, & member of the Community Crime Committee
at Dareton & a newly elected Director of the NSW
Aboriginal Housing Office. Des has strong interest in
Aboriginal Economic Development, revival of Aboriginal
Culture, Language Maintenance and Sites Protection.
likes to meet and socialise with people.
||Maureen O’DONNELL is from Broken Hill. Maureen
is from a family of 9, she is a grandmother to 42 children
and great grandmother to 4 children. Maureen has worked in
Aboriginal Affairs tirelessly campaigning strongly for
equality. Maureen is a member of the Western Aboriginal
Legal Service where she was the chairperson for 10 years,
Chairperson of Broken Hill LALC. Maureen is currently
employed as a Joint Management Coordinator at Mutawintji
National Parks and Wildlife Service.
GLORIA KING is from Wilcannia. Gloria has retired as an
Aboriginal teacher from the Mission School in Wilcannia
after 30 years of service. Gloria is currently a board
member of the Far West Area Health Service, member of
Wilcannia LALC, member of Wilcannia Community Working
Party, Women’s Safe House and Bakandji Elders Council.
Gloria is also Chairperson of the Wilcannia local A.E.C.G.
she encourages children and parents participation in
education opportunities that are readily available. Gloria
is concerned to the health status of her people today and
encourages effective education processes of better health
care to Aboriginal people of the Far West.