Tania Bin Bakar
Chief Executive Officer
I am a Noongar woman from the South West of Western Australia and I have been working with KSGAC in various capacities since just prior to its establishment in 2001 and have enjoyed watching the organisation grow from strength to strength.
I am currently employed as the CEO and enjoy working with the Board of Directors and the Stolen Generation Elders. My aim while working in this role is to ensure the longevity of the Organisation so we can reach our full potential and ensure that the plight of the Stolen Generation elders, both past and present, is never forgotten and that their history, their stories and the lives are remembered through establishing a genealogy data base that encapsulates oral history, videos/images and other relevant information for all future generations.
I welcome all visitors to town to come in and experience what we have to offer, meet our wonderful staff and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of our beautiful grounds. Support our cause by purchasing our Sorry Day Flower, on sale on line or at the office.
Link-up Team Leader/Senior Caseworker
Hello my name is Pauline McKenzie; I am a descendant from the Ngarinyin People in the East Kimberley my mum’s tribe, Kija East Kimberley and Jabir Jabir West Kimberley my father’s tribes. I am very proud to be working with Kimberley Stolen Generation as my mum was stolen at 3 years old and she lived on this block in the orphanage so this place holds special memories for me.
My work at KSGAC involves working closely with the Link-Up Caseworkers. I can assist with family research and have been undertaking training in Perth at Yorgum around research so I’m looking forward to putting all this training into practice back home. As a Senior Staff Member of KSGAC I look forward to helping new staff adjust and working with the Stolen Generation Elders and Clients.
Hi I’m Leni, I’m originally from Melbourne and have been living on this beautiful country since 2017. I have been privileged to work at KSGAC as a Link-Up Caseworker since April 2021 and have brought with me over 20 years of casework experience in the Community Sector.
I am thrilled and honoured to now be working for members of the Stolen Generations. I feel a connection with the notion of losing culture and discrimination as a Greek-Macedonian Australian. My family is Macedonian with my parents born in Greece. I felt racism both from the Australian community and the Greek community who denied the existence of Macedonians. This has resulted in a feeling of disconnection from Australia, the country I was born in, and Greece, the country which never felt like home.
I use my experience, both personal and professional, to do the absolute best for my clients. I look forward to learning even more about the country I now call home and the people in it. Most of all I look forward to meeting you.
Margaret (Gingy) Mahony
Redress Team Leader
I was born in Derby and lived there for eight years before moving to Broome with my family. I am a descendant of the Baard people. Some of my interests include: fishing, spending time with my grandchildren and visiting my mum at Lombadina.
I have joined KSGAC as the Redress Team Leader. It’s a confidential service and we cover the Dampier Peninsula, Broome and Bidyadanga. I really look forward to working in the role in order to help people on their Redress journey.
Male Redress Officer
I am a Yawuru person and I work as the Male Redress Officer at KSGAC. I love working at the KSGAC and the old people always come here because they feel comfortable. My Great Grandmother was a Stolen Generation person who was taken to Moola Bulla and some of my Aunties were taken to Beagle Bay.
I have learnt about our history and always remember to be respectful of our elders. Part of my job also involves transportation support for our Stolen Generation members when there are special events they need to attend. My grandfather from my Mother is Chinese and came to Broome at a young age to look for work and my father is from New Zealand,
I love the different cultures that I come from and love listening to the stories from the Stolen Generation Elders, especially on our long trips together and when they visit the organisation.
I am originally from NSW and moved to Broome in 2017.
Some of my interests include travelling, learning about different places and cultures and gaining new experiences.
I recently finished my degree in psychology and I am very happy to have joined the KSGAC team. I am very interested in the work that KSGAC do and the values it upholds.
I am working as the Redress Counsellor, where we support those who are accessing the National Redress Scheme. I am really looking forward to working within this role, excited for the opportunity to learn as much as I can and offer support in a meaningful way.
Male Disabilities Team Leader
I am from the South West city of Mandurah.
I have been working alongside the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in the partners in the community program since NDIS has come to Western Australia. I am currently studying Business Psychology part-time. I love getting outdoors and reading. I am a Counsellor for people affected by the Disability Royal Commission. KSGAC has been incredibly welcoming. I am glad to work for an ethically consistent and culturally rich organisation.
Female Disabilities Counsellor
Genealogy Projects Officer
Community Liaison Officer
Rono Bin Swani