Dr. Anne Poelina
is the Managing Director of Madjulla Inc., an Indigenous not-for-profit non-government community development organisation; Deputy Chair of the Nyikina Mangala Aboriginal Corporation, Deputy Chair of the Northern Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance Indigenous Water Policy Group and is an inaugural member of the recently formed National First Peoples Water Council.
An indigenous woman raised in Western Australia, Anne passionately engages in demonstrating how marganilized people can overcome difficult situations. Her vast experiences include working to improve the disadvantaged lives of Indigenous Australians. Her work is coupled with a strong academic background in Nursing (RN), Aboriginal Studies, Health Education; including three Masters degrees in Education, Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and Indigenous Social Policy.