Board Members

Richard Kennedy

Richard Kennedy

Chairperson, Director

I am a proud Ngiyampaa Mayi Man and my country is where the Darling, Lochan and Bogan Rivers meet.

I have lived in the Border area for 35 years. My past achievements include being a founding member of AWAHS, former Chairperson of Woomera Aboriginal Corporation and I was heavily involved with Wandoo CDEP.

A printer by trade, I have worked in many industries over the years and I am currently a casual driver for AWAHS.

As the Chairperson of Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation I bring a wealth of experience to the table with my moral compass focused totally on community.

    Aunty Pam Griffin

    Aunty Pam Griffin

    Board Vice Chair

    My name is Aunty Pam Griffin and I am a daughter of the Ngarrindjeri people of South Australia. My homeland is at the mouth of the Murray river.

    I've lived and worked in the Wodonga region since 1994 (retired in 2016).

    I am a founding member of the Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation and established the Aboriginal Education Unit at Wodonga TAFE, where I worked for 22 years.

    Currently I am involved in a voluntary capacity on several Aboriginal projects and I help out other on a one to one basis.

    My lifetime commitment is to promote the advancement of the Aboriginal initiatives.

      Marlene Plunkett

      Marlene Plunkett

      Board Member, Director

        James Trenery

        James Trenery

        Non-Board Member, Adviser

          Ronald Mildren

          Ron Mildren

          Board Director (non-member)

          Ron Mildren is a proud local, born in Corryong and growing up in Wodonga. Ron has a degree in Town and Regional Planning from the University of Melbourne and is a Trade Qualified Carpenter and Joiner. Ron has employment experience in the Construction Industry, Local Government and has been the Managing Director of Living Streets Designs Pty Ltd for the past 13 years.

          Ron is currently a Councillor at Wodonga City Council and a member of the Wodonga Senior Secondary College Board. He is a former President of Wodonga Brass Band and has had various roles in Australian Rules football coaching.

            Robert O'Dwyer

            Robert O’Dwyer

            Board Director

            My name is Robert O’Dwyer, I am a father of 3. I’ve been in the area for a long time, and I’m originally from Cootamundra. I have been in Albury Wodonga since I was 1 year old. I was a fitter and turner for 30 years. I am currently retired.

            I have been involved with Mungabareena for the past 5 years. I drove the preschool bus for the first 2 years, I am actively involved in the PAGS group and men’s group. I’ve just been appointed chair of the board, I hope to get the community back on board, try and get more funding and to get things more organized than what they were before. I’d like to see more of the community get involved. I want to see Mungabareena go from strength to strength and I’m here to help in any way I can.

              Celeste Pierce

              Celeste Peirce

              Board Director (non-member)

              Celeste is a Business Growth Strategist and is committed to working with clients to build their purpose, vision, values, goals, and strategic plans, while guiding them on how to scale and grow their business to achieve their commercial outcomes.

              With a background in leadership and team development attributed from her time in Defence, Celeste brings a unique capacity to motivate and drive change across organisations, while maintaining a purposeful connection throughout the process. Celeste has consolidated her learned skills from her Bachelor of Business Studies and continues to drive change through learning not only in others but herself.

              With a strong sense of community Celeste found the opportunity to join the Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation Board a great way to contribute and create stronger links to her local community.

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