Lisa SouthgateTeam Leader - Ability Links – Grafton, Clarence Valley LGAs: Clarence Valley

Lisa is a Gumbaynggirr woman and mother of three from the Clarence Valley in Northern NSW. Lisa has strong connections with her Bundjalung and Yaegl neighbours, and enjoys working alongside her people in her role as Linker.

Lisa was employed as an Aboriginal Heritage Conservation Officer with the NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service and Office of Environment & Heritage for over 20 years and has a diverse background in Cultural and land Management. Lisa has  qualifications in education, governance and management, and experience working with Aboriginal communities to navigate Government and advocate change.

Lisa continues to practice and revive cultural skills with her children and family. She conducts cultural workshops in the community to share knowledge and raise awareness about the value of Country and how it can heal us all.

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