Meet Our Board


Cherisse Buzzacott

Chair – Board of Trustees

I am an Arrernte woman from Alice Springs, NT and I am a midwife. I was the first student to graduate from the Australian Catholic University (ACU) Bachelor of Midwifery Indigenous- course, an Away-from-Base delivery mode. This allowed women from the NT to travel to Brisbane for study blocks but remain in community …

Leona McGrath

Board of Trustees

Leona McGrath is a descendent of the Woopaburra people of Great Keppel Island and the KuKu Yalanji people of Far North QLD. Leona is a mother, grandmother, artist and registered midwife. Leona has worked in various roles before commencing at CATSINaM in 2019.

Renae Coleman

Treasurer – Board of Trustees

I am a proud Boorooberongal woman from the Darug Nation and a mum to three boys. I am a Registered Midwife, currently working as an Associate Lecturer of Midwifery at Western Sydney University. Part of my role involves supporting First Nations nursing and midwifery students, to not only progress through the program, but to learn in a safe and supportive environment…

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Machellee Kosiak

Board of Trustees

I am firstly a Wiradjuri woman. My family ties are in country NSW however I have lived and work in QLD for many years. Professionally, I am a registered Nurse and an endorsed Midwife. Proudly I was the first in my family to complete secondary school. I decided on nursing as it was hospital based “on the job” …

Karel Williams

Board of Trustees

Karel Williams is an Aboriginal midwife based in Canberra, with family connections to the Palawa and Western Arrernte Nations. She is currently an owner and the Executive Director of Burbangana Group, a 100% Aboriginal owned consulting company …

Angela Coe

Board of Trustees

Angela is a Wiradjuri woman from Cowra, Central New South Wales, living and working on Gadigal Land – Redfern NSW. Angela is a Registered Midwife currently working at the Aboriginal Medical Service Redfern and part time as a Policy Officer with the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives…

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