Hello, my name is Aaron Perkins-Kemp-Berger and I am originally from Alice Springs, Central Australia, which is Arrente country and I come from a very strong family (Perkins) that helped make the Aboriginal situation a main focus and I aim to continue that notion, as I feel very strongly for community, no matter where I am.
I moved into the Albury/Wodonga region in 2013, but I have been coming to the region since 2009, and I am glad I did so, as my voluntary capacity within the community nearly takes up all of my time.
I will continue to do so until I am unable to do so.
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.
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.
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.
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.