Mark has been involved in the NSW government sector, specialising in family and housing, community services, health and Indigenous affairs for over 20 years. He began his career as a Policy Advocacy Support Worker with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission and has since completed studies in Cross Cultural Communications, majoring in Indigenous studies, and a Graduate Certificate in Management–today, supporting his work locally in the public sector as an Aboriginal Community Development Officer.
Mark joined the AWAHS Board of Directors in 2022 and his passion is focused on helping to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for communities. As a skilled leader, Mark’s strengths are in community engagement and cultivating positive relationship within, and he’s committed to working alongside mob to create generational health change.
Mark says, ‘I am passionate about advocating and working with all sectors in the community to help improve the health and wellbeing of fellow country people and I hope that my position on the Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service Board of Director is helping to make this happen’.
Mark is currently employed as an Aboriginal Community Development Officer with Albury City Council. In this role, Mark facilitates the processes and acts as a liaison between Governments, service providers and Aboriginal communities to help improve outcomes across various settings for the broader Albury Wodonga community, with a focus on Aboriginal needs.
Mark has been instrumental in the project management and development of Albury City Council’s Reconciliation Action Plan that launched in 2022, as well plays a pivotal role in theAlbury Wodonga NAIDOC Committee and Local Elders Group in a voluntary capacity.