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.

 

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.

Hanisi Fitzhardinge

Executive Officer

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.

Pauline McKenzie

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.

Suzette Edgar

 Link-Up Caseworker

I am a Yawuru Jarndu (Woman) from the Broome Area. I have experience in Administration and Clerical work. I have worked in Government and Aboriginal Organisations for 15 years.

I love the Link-Up Caseworker job because I help people to find their families and it’s really good feeling working with elders. I travel around the Kimberley to be with the clients in their communities.  

I love my family and we go fishing and hunting.

Arnold McKenzie

Link-Up Caseworker

Arnold McKenzie is a well-known Broome man who has lived in Derby for many years and has decided to come home. 

He has a wealth of community and public sector business knowledge and a long history of working in Indigenous Affairs over many years including working in the Kimberley and the Goldfields Region. 

Arnold looks forward to working with KSGAC and believes it is really important to recognise people’s experiences and provide positive outcomes through the Link-Up Team.  

Arnold loves writing, music and fish and we welcome Arnold to our KSGAC Family as the new Link-Up Caseworker.  

 

 

Clinton Cox 

Male Redress Support Officer

I was born and raised in Derby, the Kimberley is my home.

I have worked in Education and Health for 26 years. I know there are many different areas that our people need help.

I recently joined the KSGAC as the Male Redress Support Officer and see connecting with the community is really important. Our door is open to help people on their journey through Redress. It’s about making people feel comfortable and giving them a choice. It’s part of my job to ensure that they receive the support they need.

Outside of work I love gardening.

Sharon Phillips

Female Redress Support Officer

I returned to the Kimberley 10 years ago. My whole family is from Broome. I have worked in Health Promotions and Admin for many years.

I joined KSGAC as the Female Redress Support Officer recently. I really look forward to working in the role in order to help people on their Redress journey. It’s a confidential service and we cover the Dampier Peninsula, Broome and Bidyadanga. I look forward to coming into work at the KSGAC there is something happening every day.