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Samantha Wild

Samantha is a proud Wakka Wakka and South Sea Islander and the Family Wellbeing Service Manager with the Institute of Urban Indigenous Health.

Samantha draws from her own personal experiences of the gap in disadvantaged health outcomes to influence and inspire change.

She has a strong interest in improving the health and wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth and advocating for trauma informed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health care.  She has been committed to working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health for the past decade.

Samantha brings to the Council her experiences from working with the many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities at a national level.

She is an experienced advocate, speaking on behalf of the youth and consumers.  She has also participated in leadership panels and presented in many different forums and conferences.

Samantha holds qualifications in Applied Health Science (Indigenous Primary Health Care), Public Health, and Indigenous Trauma Recovery.  She has participated in national and statewide groups that include Youth Advisor for the Headspace ‘Youth National Reference Group’ and Indigenous Taskforce and leadership of National Cultural Capability Program, and development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Staff Networks and Clinical Reference Groups.

Last updated 31 January 2017

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