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

Acting Chair – 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

My name is Renae Coleman and I am a proud Darug woman from Hawkesbury, NSW, and a busy a mum of three boys. I am a Registered Midwife and attended Western Sydney University. I currently work at Nepean Hospital as a Birth Unit Midwife. I am a graduate of the cadetship program and an active member of CATSINaM …

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Ann Kinnear

Board of Trustees

I have an extensive career in midwifery – spanning several decades in practice, management and policy leadership. In my current role as Executive Officer of the Australian College of Midwives, I am responsible to support the College to fulfill its objectives, in particular to maximize the quality of midwifery …

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” …

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