Executive Management Team
John Martin is a proud Gunai family man.
As an active leader and advocate, John has worked and volunteered in Aboriginal affairs and the social / community services sector at a local-regionalstate and national level, for well over 35 years.
John has established the legal formation of community co-operatives as founding director and CEO, established and operated small private businesses and multiple community social enterprises.
With a passion for Social Justice, Housing and Employment, he has been instrumental in large scale commercial developments and housing projects that embedded the model of engagement and high uptake of Indigenous employment, education, training, and trades/enterprises.
With a strong background in community development and employment, he established the first Indigenous Employment Center for Victoria and as a building company (social enterprise), designed and built energy efficient homes for other ACCO’s and state government Indigenous social housing.
John’s strong advocacy for community led policy and self-determination has involved him on multiple committee’s and boards of directors and or statewide working groups/partnerships such as RAJAC Chair, IFRAG Chair, ATSIC councilor, National Housing W/Group, National Employment Services W/Group, the establishment of the first Koori courts, Co-Chair with government Chairs like the Vic ICE working group, and the Council of Australian Government (COAG) Victorian trial site in Shepperton- leadership group with state premier and prime minister.
In his role as MAC-CEO, John values the support/guidance of his Board, staff, community, and local key stakeholders.
John has been able to build strong reform across MAC’s governance, strategic planning, operational/service provision, and financial position/accountability.
He has been able to rebuild and re-positioned MAC as the Victorian boarder Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation (ACCO), recruit a new dynamic multi skilled team of management that has strengthened MAC’s capabilities and Capacity.
Early Years Service Manager
Vicki Atkinson is a proud Bangerang/Wiradjuri woman and is currently employed as the Early Years, Service Manager at Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation.
Vicki commenced this role on April 4th , 2022 and was previously employed with the Victorian Aboriginal Education Association and before that with the Department of Justice and Community Services.
Interestingly in each of the roles Vicki has held in the past, Vicki has worked alongside the wonderful team at MAC.
Kayla joined the MAC family in August 2022, as the Human Resources Coordinator.
Kayla grew up in the small rural town of Jerilderie NSW, before moving to the Albury/Wodonga region two years ago for something new.
Kayla has a Diploma in Human Resources Management through AIM, a Certificate IV in Human Resources, and a Certificate III in Business Administration. Kayla has been fortunate enough throughout her professional working career to have had great and extremely knowledgeable mentors, something that continues to be true for Kayla at MAC.
Kayla has been able to express creativity and ability to build effective programs and relationships within both current and previous roles and has experience in strategic human resources planning, performance management, talent management, employment contracts, employer and employee relations, training, development, and much more. Multitasking – that’s what Kayla does!
MAC has great people who are achieving great things and Kayla is proud to be a part of that and eager to see the continued growth and support to the community in as many ways possible.
Shree is a proud Yorta Yorta/ Wiradjuri Woman and a mother of three children, aged 23, 18, and 8.
Shree grew up in Mooroopna is a rural town on the banks of the Goulburn River, 181 km north of Melbourne in the Shepparton area of Victoria. After 33 years of living there, Shree moved to Wodonga in 2011 and is currently living just over the border in NSW.
Shree started her career in Health back in 2002 and achieved a Certificate IV in Nursing. Shree also holds a Certificate IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice.
Shree worked in the role of Koori Maternity Support Worker from 2012-2016 and returned to Mungabareena in 2019 in the same position.
Shree changed positions in 2021 as the Admin Support/ Housing office and is now the Office Manager.
Shree loves working for MAC as it is family orientated, with a flexible environment and the options to change careers. Shree also loves supporting and helping the community.