The Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM) today announce the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer, Professor Roianne West

Published:

Professor Roianne West

CATSINaM Chairperson, Marni Tuala welcomed Professor West and said "The Board and I are excited about the future of our organisation and the work we will do together. We truly believe we have secured the country's best to lead CATSINaM".

Professor Roianne West is a Kalkadunga and Djaku-nde woman hailing from her grandmother's ancestral lands near Mount Isa giving her an excellent appreciation of challenges facing our members in rural, remote and regional settings.

Her drive to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health is part of a long family tradition and includes careers of nursing spanning four generations. Prof. West has a twin sister and a brother who are also Registered Nurses and twin daughters who are studying Nursing and Midwifery.

Prof. West has completed a Bachelor of Nursing, a Masters of Mental Health Nursing, and a PhD which developed a model of excellence for increasing Indigenous nurses in Australia 2012.

Her depth and breadth of experience in leadership positions in hospitals, policy, VET, and academia over more than 20 years where she began her journey as an Aboriginal health worker in an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service means she is well placed to continue to lead the realisation of CATSINaM's vision for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurses and midwives play a pivotal and respected role in achieving health equity across Australia's health system for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Professor West was Australia's first Nursing Director in a tertiary hospital with a dedicated portfolio of Indigenous Health.

She was also Australia's first Professor of Indigenous Health in a joint appointment between a state health service and a University school of nursing and midwifery, Foundation Chair in First Peoples Health, Director of the First Peoples Health Unit and the inaugural Dean of First Peoples Health all at Griffith University.

Prof. West is an active researcher and leads the Yuwan Gulgan (YG) study of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Education and Training at Griffith University which aims to improve safety and quality in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety health professional education and training through an Indigenous Research lens. Prof West was recently acknowledged for her outstanding research leadership when announced as the 2020 Lowitja Institute Cranlana.

"The CATSINaM Elders Council welcomes Professor Roianne West as the new CATSINaM CEO. Roianne will bring to our organisation her wealth of experience as a well renowned leader in health, academia and research. We face exciting times ahead in the midst of our challenges as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.  We are confident that Roianne's unique style and the networks she has fostered will open new doors of opportunity for our organisation to walk through." Aunty Dr Doseena Fergie OAM - CATSINaM Inaugural Elders Council Member.

Prof. West is the only Aboriginal Nurse in the country currently who is a recipient of both the CATSINaM Sally Goold Award and Fellowship.

Prof. West commences her new role on Monday 5th October 2020.

 
Charity & Not For Profit Community Health & Wellness Indigenous & Heritage
Social:   

Privately Submitted Article or Event :
See Above Article or Event for Address, Sunshine Coast Wide
Privately Submitted Article or Event
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
Camping trips prove popular for families over school holidays with 72% Cabin occupancy, an increase on 2019 figures 20 October 2020 | A $170 million boost over school holidays for regional tourism, an indication of the important role campers can play in the country's recovery. More information...
Australian Sugar Milling Council says Premier's commitment to reduce water charges provides confidence boost to regional economy 26 October 2020 | The Australian Sugar Milling Council (ASMC) welcomed today's announcement from the Palaszczuk Government to cut irrigation water costs for Queensland's sugarcane growers by 15 per cent for three years from July... More information...
Queensland Conservation Council's Path To A 100% Renewable Queensland 14 October 2020 | "Queensland actually has a multitude of options for how it might achieve 100% renewable and reliable and affordable electricity supply." -Tristan Edis, Green Energy Markets. More information...
eSafety Commissioner take down scheme addresses social media harm, but not the cause 12 October 2020 | Forcing social media giants to remove harmful abuse against Australians needs to be matched with meaningful regulation that reins in the tech platforms, according to Responsible Technology Australia. More information...
Mooloolah Valley local wins prestigious tech award 09 October 2020 | Dr Hacker, from the Mooloolah Valley, is a world-leading postdoctoral researcher in the skin cancer field at the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation at the Queensland University of Technology. More information...
Sunshine Coast local shines at prestigious tech awards 09 October 2020 | Sunshine Coast resident Dr Jodi Neal has taken home the top prize in the Rural, Regional & Remote Award at the prestigious Women in Technology (WiT) Awards held tonight, 9 October 2020. More information...
Could Thursday's $40 million draw crown 2020's 10th Powerball division one winner? 14 October 2020 | No one ever dreams of coming tenth, unless you score a $40 million Powerball prize this Thursday and become the game's tenth division one winner for 2020. More information...
What does the federal budget mean for the Australian housing market? 08 October 2020 | Three major housing-related measures were highlighted in Treasurer Frydenberg's budget address on the 6th of October: an extension of the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (FHLDS), additional low-cost financing for... More information...
Budget fail: no further support for regional or community media 07 October 2020 | We were hoping that in last night's Budget the Morrison Government would take vital action to provide ongoing support for the regional and community media outlets that are struggling for survival because of the... More information...
Outpouring of local support delivers major milestone for Queensland Brew 07 October 2020 | Noosa Surf Club General Manager, Anton Mogg said they had been pouring Great Northern at the Sunshine Coast club for the past decade. More information...


comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service