Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi

'Doing Good Work with Families'

April Martin was re-elected as our Chairperson at the AGM recognising the amazing contribution she made to Waltja during the past year. The five executive positions and the rest of the board members all hold positions on a voluntary basis. This means they give their time freely to set the direction of Waltja, provide feedback and support for all staff and programs and work closely with the CEO.

The Board of Directors meet 3-4 times a year with other community members to attend a 3 day meeting where they review Waltja work and take part in special events like the recent Aged Disability Festival and often work with Government and other services to improve outcome for their families health and well being.

The Executive members meet every 4 -6 weeks and sometimes more often when there is a special situation. They work closely with Sharijn to write submissions, run programs out bush, help with human resource matters and advice provide good governance and always look after the financials.

They are present when the auditor comes to Waltja and they support the staff and Sharijn on the daily operations of Waltja. All of the Board members are vital to the ongoing success and respect that Waltja enjoys.

2016 – 2017 Waltja Executive Directors:

April Martin – Chairperson

Isobel Gorey – Public Officer

Enid Gallagher – Executive Member

Rachel Tilmouth – Executive Member

Irene Nangala – Executive Member

Waltja Board of Directors: *Nancy Tilmouth *Mary Nangala *Marianne Ryder *Cynthia Multa *Barbara Williams *Monica Jugadai *Anne Nampitjinpa *Marlette Ross *Mia Mulladad *Audrey Turner *Sandra Turner *Rosie Pula *Lee Wayne *Lena Pula *Launce Campbell *Yuyuya Nampitjinpa