Board of Directors
The Kaiela Institute is a company limited by guarantee, governed by a board of directors.
Paul Briggs - Executive Chair
Yorta Yorta man, Paul is best known as the founding president of the Rumbalara Football and Netball Club and is a man of vision who has the wellbeing of his community at the core of everything he does. He has a wealth of experience across a vast range of sectors in Aboriginal community development.
Sandra Bailey is Chairperson of the Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation. She is a Yorta Yorta woman and former CEO of the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW, a position she held for 25 years. Sandra has worked as a Solicitor for the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Services, and served as Head of the Aboriginal Issues Unit of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.
She has served on a number of Ministerial Advisory Committees and boards and been involved in several research projects in Aboriginal health including in the areas of child health and resilience. In recognition of her outstanding service in the Aboriginal health sector, Sandra was awarded the Australian Government Centenary Medal for Contribution to Health in 2003. In 2014, she was acknowledged for her service to the Aboriginal health sector, receiving the Hall of Fame award at the 2014 NSW Health Aboriginal Health Awards.
Justin Mohamed is the Victorian Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People.
Justin is a proud Aboriginal man of the Gooreng Gooreng nation near Bundaberg in Queensland. He has dedicated the past 25 years to working towards building a stronger and healthier nation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
He is a former CEO of Reconciliation Australia and Chairperson of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO).