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Our Directors

Andrew Sampi Director

Andrew Sampi

Andrew was elected to the Board in 2023. A familiar face around Djarindjin for many years. he has served the community in a number of capacities since moving here in 1977. He worked as a teacher at the Djarindjin school for 19 years and from 2011 to 2020 he worked at the Airport. In 2020 Andrew retired and has since dedicated himself to furthering the interests of his people. He is a firm believer in the importance of economic independence for the community and also serves on the DAPL board as well as the PBC board where he is able to be a strong voice for Djarindjin.

Selina Stumpagee

Selina Stumpagee is a local Bardi woman who has lived her whole life on the Dampier Peninsula. She is the mother of five children and one of the next generations who is willing to step up and work in the interests of her community. She is currently employed to manage the new ‘Containers for Change’ program we are running in Djarindjin. This program generates income and helps to reduce the amount of rubbish going to the dump. We are glad to be able to add her voice to our progressive board.

Brian Lee

Brian Lee is the Chairman of the Djarindjin Aboriginal Corporation and has served this organisation in some capacity for about 25 years. His vision is to build a better future for his people, the Bardi Jawi mob, and to bring about sustainable employment and capacity to deliver programs and services to the community of Djarindjin and the wider Dampier Peninsula. Brian has achieved success and a level of recognition in the broader community as he runs a successful tour business which will operate out of the Djarindjin Roadhouse from 2022.

Samarah Cox

Samarah joined the DAC Board after being elected at the 2022 AGM. As the youngest member of the Board she is a breath of fresh air and brings a unique perspective to her role. She is a strong young Bardi woman, raising her daughter alone and working hard to create a bright future for herself, her family and the community. This year Samarah joined the DAC team as the Community Liaison Officer. She is keen to represent the younger generations at a Board level and promote their aspirations for the future of Djarindjin.

Ronald Sampi Director

Ronald Sampi

Ronald is a local Bardi man. He comes from a strong cultural family. His partner and in-laws come from the Halls Creek area, so he had a good understanding of the wider Kimberley region. His work as the CDP supervisor for the Djarindjin Community keeps him engaged with issues around the community which affect lives of the people who live here. He is a respected cultural leader in community and a dedicated family man. We are glad he has undertaken this leadership position, as he has a lot to offer. He works hard for his people.

Roma Puertollano

Elected to the board in 2023. Roma brings a wealth of experiernce to the position. She was born in Broome and moved to her block in Chile Creek a Djarirdjin outstation 30 years ago. From there she ran a tourism venture providing camping and becoming famous for her Chile Crab. 10 years ago she took up a CSO position with KRCI, later becoming a Case Manager in the CDEP Program. Roma retired in 2023 and her election to the DAC Board allows her to pursue her passion to see Djarindjin become a more family friendly community where all members are supported to live their best lives.