Our Team

We began in 2011 as a coalition of more than 20 organisations and strategic initiative of the Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT. Our small team are guided by an Executive of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people and supported by a network of champions, and supporters across the corporate, government and for-purpose sectors.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

JACK BEETSON CHAIR
Professor Beetson is a Ngemba man with extensive experience in adult education, community development and Indigenous and human rights education. He is an adjunct Professor at the University of New England and in 2017 was awarded an Honorary Doctorate. He is one of only 12 people worldwide to have received a United Nations Unsung Hero Award. Beetson is Chair of the NSW Aboriginal Land Council Economic Development Advisory Committee, Board member of Social Enterprise Finance Australia, Executive Director of Beetson & Associates and Executive Director of Literacy for Life Foundation. Professor Beetson was most recently honoured by being the first Indigenous Australian to be inducted into the International Hall of Fame of Adult and Continuing Education.

GINO VUMBACA / TREASURER
Gino Vumbaca is a member of the Executive Committee, Just Reinvest NSW. He has extensive experience in the HIV/ AIDS and drug and alcohol fields both in Australia and internationally. He is a Churchill Fellow, has completed a Social Work degree and a Master of Business Administration at the University of Sydney and is a qualified Company Director. Gino has worked as the Manager of HIV/AIDS and related services with the NSW Department of Corrective Services, in a variety of drug and alcohol centres as a counsellor and was responsible for coordinating the establishment of the NSW network of needle and syringe exchange programs for the NSW Health Department. Gino also continues to provide advice on prisons, HIV and drug issues for international organisations such as the United Nations and the World Health Organisation. Gino Vumbaca is the Principal of 3V Consulting Services and President and Co-Founder of Harm Reduction Australia.

MARK RIBOLDI / SECRETARY
Mark Riboldi has been volunteering with Just Reinvest NSW since 2017 and an Executive Committee member since 2018. He supports the team around facilitation, advocacy and strategic communications. Mark has worked as the Advocacy & Communications Manager at Community Legal Centres NSW, as a political media and policy adviser in NSW Parliament to David Shoebridge and Jenny Leong, and as an English language teacher in Australia and abroad. He is currently working at the Sydney Policy Lab at the University of Sydney on collaborative research and policy projects. Mark’s various writings can be found here, and he lurks on twitter here. 

PAUL WRIGHT / EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER
Paul Wright is the National Director of ANTAR (Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation). He has nearly two decades of experience working in both Government and non-government sectors – covering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs, health, immigration, and social services. Most recently, Paul was the Executive Officer for the Close the Gap Campaign Secretariat and the National Health Leadership Forum at the Australian Human Rights Commission. He continues to sit on the Steering Committees for the Close the Gap and Change the Record campaigns and is also proud to be a member of the Just Reinvest NSW Executive Committee. Paul studied politics and international relations at the University of Canberra and has a Master of Strategic Studies from the Australian National University.

KARLIE STEWART  / EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER
Karlie Stewart is a Wandi Wandian Woman from Yuin Country on the South Coast of New South Wales. She lived in Nowra throughout her childhood and spent time around the Nowra, Wreck Bay and Jerrinja Aboriginal communities with her family. Since Karlie was 10 years old, she has lived on Bidjigal land and has strong connections to the La Perouse Aboriginal community. In early 2019, Karlie graduated with an Honours in Social Work from the University of New South Wales and has since worked as a Child, Youth and Family caseworker at Weave Youth and Community Services.

TRENT WALLACE / EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER
Trent is a proud First Nations man who grew up on Darkinjung Country. Trent is the First Nations Advisor and Lawyer at Ashurst, which is the first and only role of its kind within a global law firm. Prior to joining Ashurst, Trent has held roles with Australian Government Solicitor and the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability where Trent was the first Aboriginal lawyer on staff. After noticing a gap in legal knowledge for young lawyers, Trent developed course content for the University of New South Wales Practical Legal Training Program, which looks at ways to work most effectively with First Nations clients. Trent is involved with New South Wales Young Lawyers, is on the Indigenous Issues Committee of the Law Society of New South Wales and is Co-Chair of the Legal Profession Reconciliation Network.

OUR STAFF 

SUPPORTING BODY (SYDNEY)

GEOFFREY WINTERS / CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
geoffrey@justreinvest.org.au

LISA STANFORD CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
lisa@justreinvest.org.au

ASHLEE WONEDIRECTOR, POLICY & IMPACT
ashlee@justreinvest.org.au

NICOLE MEKLERYOUTH ENGAGEMENT MANAGER
nicole@justreinvest.org.au

LUCY TIERNEYSTRATEGIC PROJECT LEAD
lucy@justreinvest.org.au

JAMES NICHOLSCOMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
james@justreinvest.org.au

FIONA ALLISONCOMMUNITY DATA & RESEARCH CONSULTANT
fiona@justreinvest.org.au

MOREE TEAM

JUDY DUNCANCOMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT LEAD
judy@justreinvest.org.au

MEKAYLA COCHRANEYOUTH LEAD
mekayla@justreinvest.org.au

ELISHA RALPHADMINISTRATION & DATA OFFICER
elisha@justreinvest.org.au

MT DRUITT TEAM

DANIEL DAYLIGHTJR MANAGER MT DRUITT
daniel@justreinvest.org.au

JULIE WILLIAMSCOMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT LEAD
julie@justreinvest.org.au

TAMA DOOLE-MELLALIEUADMINISTRATION & PROJECT OFFICER
tama@justreinvest.org.au

THE JRNSW NETWORK

ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS NSW
ABORIGINAL EDUCATION COUNCIL (NSW) INC
ABORIGINAL LEGAL SERVICE (NSW/ACT)
ASHURST
CAGES FOUNDATION
CAMBRIDGE EDUCATION
CAMERON FOUNDATION
THE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
COLLABORATION FOR IMPACT
DUSSELDORP FORUM
FAMILY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
GILBERT + TOBIN
HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS
IAG
KINGS WOOD & MALLESONS
LENDLEASE
OXFAM
PAUL RAMSAY FOUNDATION
THE TRUSTEE FOR THE BILL & PATRICIA RITCHIE FOUNDATION
ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
VINCENT FAIRFAX FAMILY FOUNDATION
VIVCOURT

CHAMPIONS

MICK GOODA
PROFESSOR TOM CALMA AO
PROFESSOR MARIE BASHIR
SALIL SHETTY
BOB DEBUS AM
PROFESSOR MICK DODSON AM
THE HON MICHAEL KIRBY AC CMG
MARCIA ELLA DUNCAN
JACK MANNING-BANCROFT
PROFESSOR CHRIS CUNNEEN
ALISTAIR FERGUSON
MEGAN MITCHELL
ROBERT TICKNER AO
SHANE PHILLIPS
SHANE DUFFY
EDDIE CUBILLO
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR TED WILKES
NICHOLAS COWDERY AM QC
TAMMY SOLONEC
PHIL NADEN
AUNTY MILLE INGRAM
ANDREW MORGAN JACKOMOS PSM
KEN MARSLEW AM
TEELA REID

SUPPORTERS

ADAM GOODES
ALAN CAMERON AM
CHRIS SARRA
CLAERWEN LITTLE
GARNER CLANCEY
GRAHAM WEST
JACK THOMPSON
LINDON COOMBES
PETER STAPLETON

VICE REGAL PATRONS

THE HONOURABLE MARGARET BEAZLEY AC KC
MR DENNIS WILSON

OUR MEMBERS

ABORIGINAL CHILD, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY CARE STATE SECRETARIAT (NSW)
ABORIGINAL EDUCATION COUNCIL (NSW) INC
ABORIGINAL MEDICAL SERVICE COOPERATIVE LIMITED
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
ANTAR
ASHURST
AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS ALPINE SPORTS FOUNDATION
AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS
COMMUNITY LEGAL CENTRES NSW
FIRST HAND SOLUTIONS
GILBERT + TOBIN
HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS
KINGSFORD LEGAL CENTRE
LEGAL AID NSW
LIFESTYLE SOLUTIONS
NETWORK OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG AGENCIES
OXFAM
PUBLIC INTEREST ADVOCACY CENTRE
RECONCILIATION NSW
SAVE THE CHILDREN
SHOPFRONT YOUTH LEGAL SERVICE
SHOW ME THE WAY
UNITING CARE NSW ACT
WEAVE
WHITELION
YOUTH ACTION
YOUTH JUSTICE COALITION

FOR MEDIA
ENQUIRIES

Please contact James Nichols,
Communications Manager:
james@justreinvest.org.au

FOR GOVERNMENT
ENQUIRIES

Please contact Ashlee Wone,
Director Policy & Impact:
ashlee@justreinvest.org.au

FOR COMMUNITY
ENQUIRIES

Please contact Ashlee Wone,
Community Engagement & Partnerships:
ashlee@justreinvest.org.au

JRNSW office locations:
SYDNEY 45 George St. Redfern NSW 2016   |   MOREE  4/96 Balo St. Moree NSW 2400   |   MT DRUITT  Level 1, 285-287 Beames Ave, Mt Druitt, NSW 2770

We acknowledge and pay our respects to the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which we walk, work & live._

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