KSGAC Staff

Meet the People Involved

KSGAC have a number of staff members who support the members of KSGAC, a non-for-profit business.

If you would like more information please contact KSGAC directly.

  We are proud that the KSGAC has given a strong voice to the Kimberley Aboriginal people. Its’ Stolen Generation members and staff are tireless in their efforts to help raise awareness, education and honour the memory of the Mothers and children who went to their graves without knowing each-other and to help those still living to find their families.  

– Kimberley Stolen Generation 2018

Chief Executive Officer Tania Bin Bakar

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.

Kirk Coffin

Senior Redress Officer

My family is from the Pilbara and the Kimberley. I started with the KSGAC in 2016. My role came about after the Royal Commission into Institutionalised responses to child abuse. I assist eligible clients with Redress applications and referrals to other counselling supports. I maintain a supportive and confidential position when working with clients.

I also network with other services to reach out to other potential clients. I support clients in Broome and conduct field trips to Bidyadanga and the Dampier Peninsula to meet with clients.  I have a background as a Health Worker and love camping, fishing and being with family.

Administration and Finance Manager Sunny Liebermann

Sunny Liebermann

Acting Administration and Finance Manager

I am originally from Germany and have lived in the Kimberley for over 8 years years working mostly in tourism and know how special the region is. I love the KSGAC and work hard to ensure we are accountable to members and funding bodies. 

I love helping the organisation save money and always ensure that I get the best value on all things the organisation purchases.  I also love working with the Stolen Generation Elders and the many visitors that come through the office.

The KSGAC does great work and a highlight in 2018 for me was proudly participating in the Broome NAIDOC walk with our staff acting as Marshalls, an easy job as the community knew the way. We walked with 600 other people for the Reconciliation Walk; it was a very special day.  

April Ford

Receptionist/ Admin Assistant. 

I moved from Perth with my family to Broome 14 years  ago. I have worked in Hospitality, Tourism and Business before coming to work here at KSGAC as Receptionist and Admin Support.

I look forward to greeting clients as they walk through the doors while passing on a positive and welcoming impression of the KSGAC.

Some of my Favourite things to do are; going to the beach, reading and spending time with my family.

 

William Pollock Grounds & Maintenance

William Pollock

Grounds & Maintenance

I am a Yawuru person and I work as the Groundsman 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.

Desiree Sutherland

Projects Officer

I am a Worimi Woman from N.S.W. and am known as a Journalist and also as a Counsellor. My mum taught me where there is a will there is a way and I believe communication and education in Australia are powerful tools to use to assist Aboriginal people with social and emotional wellbeing. I help with events including the many education groups who come to KSGAC, the Healing Art class for members and the KSGAC Website and Newsletters.

I love the Projects Officer job as it creates widespread awareness and assists the Stolen Generation members as demonstrated through the success of KSGAC’s National Sorry Day flowers and other projects.

Pauline McKenzie

 Link-up Team Leader/Senior Case Worker

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.

Hanisi Fitzhardinge

Executive Support

I am originally from South West WA and moved to Broome April 2018.

I have a background in Business, Tourism, Health and have been studying Community Services for the past year.

In doing my Community Service course placement with KSGAC I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with our members and supporting the organisation.

I currently work on numerous projects as well as Executive support. I am passionate about the KSGAC and its aims to support our members in accordance with the Credo and Nolan Principals.

Rosie Wade

Link-Up Case Worker

My name is Rosina Wade and I was born and raised in Broome. I have cultural heritage connections to the Bardi and Jabirr Jabirr people on the Dampier Peninsular coastline, north of Broome.

Over the course of my career I worked in varies senior administration role within VET training, employment and health sectors. I worked as a quality assurance officer (RTO), employment and retention officer (Job Network), later as an executive assistant (Health Dept), and finally as a caseworker with the KSGAC.

I am very much looking forward to my new role as a KSGAC Link-Up Caseworker. My aim is  to ensure people in the Kimberley have an awareness of the services that KSGAC Link-Up provides and to achieve great outcomes for our clients.

KSGAC have a great team of people working within the organisation, and I look forward to working with them.