Debbie is a long serving member of the DAC Board. She has been a staff member of DAC, in various capacities, over many years. She was born in Port Hedland and raised in Djarindjin/Lombadina. She is part of the fabric of this community and this organisation. Debbie is currently serving as the Manager of the Dampier Peninsula Safehouse for women and children, run by Djarindjin Aboriginal Corporation. She is dedicated to improving the lives of the women of the Dampier Peninsula.
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 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 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 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.