The structure of the company, members of the board etc
Helen Tait – Director
Helen graduated from the Queensland University of Technology with a bachelor of arts (Justice) and her career in native title spans over 17 years. Helen commences her career with the carpenteria land council in 2001 and was engaged as their CEO from 2008- 2014.
Helen joined the Gunggandji – Mandinggalbay Yidinji people’s prescribed body corporate as their executive officers in 2016. Helen is responsible for implementing the GMY masterplan project with the consortium of expertise to deliver socio-economic benefits to the GMY people and the wider community of Yarrabah.
Helen is an active member of Yarrabah Leadership Forum (YLF) and has assisted the Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council to secure funding from the department of the aboriginal and Torres strait islander partnership to deliver the Yrarrabah Social Reinvestment project, and transition to the new Job active service provider Wugu Nyambil Ltd in July 2018.
Helen has completed the ACID fundamentals of directorship and is the justice of the peace (qualified). Helen is also a director of Djunbunji Ltd. Helen has also served a term as the vice president of the cairns business women’s club in 2017 and was the chair of the CBWC Business women of the year awards.
Helen is a champion for change and member of the Arbonne charitable foundation empowerment taskforce and an advocate for building capacity in indigenous communities, which she believes is a fundamental creating intergenerational change and achieves by thinking beyond borders
Robin Schrieber – Chairperson
Robin is a proud descendant of the Guru-Gulu Clan of the Gunggandji tribe, and traditional custodians of Yarrabah.
Robin’s primary focus is community and organisational development. Robin has worked in the social services sector both on a paid and voluntary basis. Robin has a solid background in management and HR management and has worked hard over the years supporting the shared mission of navigating Gindaja Treatment and Healing Indigenous Corporations’ vision to greatness.
Robin is a current member of a number of local organisations including Gurriny Yealamucka Health Services Aboriginal Corporation, Gunggandji PBC Aboriginal Corporation, Gunggandji-Mandingalbay Yidinji Peoples Prescribed Body Corporate and Wuchopperen Health Service Ltd.
For the past 14 years, Robin’s employment at Gindaja Treatment and Healing Indigenous Corporation as the Operations Manager has seen him charged with responsibilities such as the implementation of an effective HR management system, staff productivity & efficiency, change management, strategic planning, policy development and continuous quality assurance and improvement.
Cleveland Fagan – Director
Cleveland commenced work with the state Government in 1989 initially in cultural heritage and later inland management and economic development. Cleveland then worked in national programs with the commonwealth department of health and ageing in Canberra before moving to the indigenous land corporation in Brisbane and the CEO of the north Queensland land council.
Cleveland graduated from the university of south Australia and the northern Arizona university with a Bachelor of Arts (Aboriginal Administration).
During this time, Cleveland was also on the Wuchopperen health service board for four years before moving into employment with Wuchooperen health service and the Northern zone (Queensland Health) where he was responsible for working with district managers for eleven health districts from Mackay to Mount Isa to the Torres Strait. Cleveland then became the Chief Executive officer of Apunipima Cape York Health Council and held this position for eleven and a half years, before moving into the project officer position with the Yarrabah Leaders Forum.
Cleveland has completed various governance training with effective governance and training developed by John Mero (AICD Fellow) and has also completed the AICD directorship Course through the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Council. Cleveland has held director position on various State-Wide Non-Government Organisation and also the local community organisation.