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Our Executive + Board of Directors

GEGAC Board of Directors

Andrew Morgan

Director

Aunty May Pearce

Director

Aunty Rhonda Dinsdale

Director

Jeffrey Cooper

Director

Dorothy Moffatt

Director

Willie Hood

Director

Narelle Bragg

Director

GEGAC Executive

Chief Executive Officer – Kenton Winsley

Kenton joined GEGAC as CEO in January of 2024, prior to which he was a Regional Director of Public Health and Emergency Management for the Victorian Department of Health.

Kenton is a Ngan’gi man, and was born and raised in the Northern Territory.

Kenton’s career to date includes executive leadership positions within the Northern Territory Government, including Senior Advisor to the Chief Aboriginal Health Practitioner, Top End Health Services Director of Aboriginal Health Practitioners, and President of the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives.

Kenton holds a Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedic), Bachelor of Nursing, Advanced Diplomas in Government Management, Leadership and Human Resources, and qualifications in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Practice).

Executive Director Culture, Deputy CEO –
Joshua Tuiono

Joshua, a proud Gunai, Monaro and Muthi Muthi man, was named Executive Director Culture and Deputy CEO in May of 2023, continuing a career at GEGAC that began in 2018.

Prior to that he worked at Aboriginal Medical Services in Redfern, Sydney.

Josh and his family have a deep connection to GEGAC.

His grandfather, Robert ‘Jumbo’ Pearce, and his grandmother, Marion Pearce, played important roles in the creation of a dedicated Aboriginal medical service in the 1960s that was the precursor to GEGAC, and both continued to be key figures in and around GEGAC in the following decades, as have several members of the Pearce family.

Executive Director Children, Youth and Families –
Noma Johnson

Noma joined GEGAC as Executive Director Children, Youth and Families in July of 2023.

Noma is of the Ncube clan, of the Ndebele people, and was born and raised in Zimbabwe in southern Africa.

She has been working in the children, youth and families sector in Outer Gippsland for over twenty years, including most recently as Area Operations Manager for the Victorian Dept. of Health and Human Services.

Noma has extensive experience in people management and executive leadership in Child Protection programs including in statutory child protection operations in NZ , UK and Australia, and hold a BA (Hons) Social Work, Diploma in Welfare Studies and Management as well
Post graduate qualified in Child and Family Practice Leadership.

Executive Director Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing –
Awhiora Nia Nia

Awhiora joined GEGAC as Executive Director Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing in August of 2023.

Awhiora is from the community of Tairāwhiti (known as Gisborne in Pākehā) on New Zealand’s North Island, and celebrates her Māori (father’s side) and Tongan (mother’s side) heritage.

Prior to which she was the General Manager Programs at the Wungening Aboriginal Corporation in Western Australia.

Her career in Australia has also included working in remote Aboriginal communities around Kalgoorlie, and serving as Regional Manager for VincentCare based in Shepparton.

Executive Director Corporate Services – Lynda Capes

Lynda Capes was appointed Executive Director Corporate Services in June of 2023, having grown her career at GEGAC since joining us as Learning and Development Coordinator in 2017.

Born and raised on Gunaikurnai country, Lynda’s career began in tertiary education, as a coordinator and education manager for Advance TAFE and, later, Federation University.

Lynda’s commitment to ongoing education has been integral to her career progression, and she holds a variety of qualifications including a Masters in Education (Educational Leadership) from Charles Sturt University, a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from University of Ballarat, and a Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) from Australian Catholic University.