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The Secretariat

The NSW AECG Inc. Secretariat is located in Stanmore. The Secretariat plays a vital role as it endeavours to provide a professional service an support to all levels of our organisation. Currently the Secretariat is made up of:

Catherine Trindall: President

Rebecca McHugh: Relieving Executive Assistant to the President/Senior Administration Officer

Sherri Longbottom: Manager: Finance and Administration

Dr. Shayne Williams: Consultant: Language and Culture

Joseph Cavanagh: Project Officer: Policy and Media (Mon-Wed)

Wallula Bethell: Project Officer: Design and Communication

Liana Rose: Project Officer

Kelsey Strasek-Barker: Project Officer

Sherie Manesis: Administration Assistant

Merv Donovan: Policy Officer – Close the Gap

Bianca Ella: Community Engagement Officer – Close the Gap


Dubbo Office

Connie Ah See: Manager, Aboriginal Languages and Culture Nest

Michael Donovan: Wiradjuri Project Officer

Nicole Ah See: Administration Officer


Aboriginal Language and Culture Nests

Manager, Aboriginal Languages and Culture Nest: Connie Ah See

Bundjalung: Terry Walker, Project Officer


Gamilaraay/Yuwaalaraay/Yuwaalayaay: Tom Barker, Project Officer

Gomeroi: Jayden Kitchener-Waters, Project Officer

Gumbaynggirr: Edrica Jarrett, Project Officer

Murrawarri: Tom Barker, Project Officer

Paakantji: Aaron Williams, Project Officer

Wiradjuri: Michael Donovan, Project Officer






Acknowledgement of Country

The NSW AECG Inc. acknowledges and pays respect to the Traditional Owners of this nation. We also acknowledge past, present and emerging Elders  and the continuation and celebration of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Please note: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should also be aware that this website may contain images or names of people who have passed away.