Jacqueline is a Yamatji Malgana woman from the Shark Bay area of Western Australia.
Jacqueline is a multi-functional executive with Indigenous Affairs management experience across corporate, Not for Profit (NFP) and the government sectors. In addition she has a comprehensive knowledge of working with remote and metropolitan Aboriginal communities. Jacqueline is a culturally proficient and qualified facilitator and a well-known and respected member of a number of community organisations. She is committed to building the foundation of a cohesive and culturally sensitive platform for all Australians to gain a more meaningful understanding of one and other’s culture. Jacqueline works tirelessly to educate others in conjunction with assisting them in developing their own unique and considered understanding of the social and traditional boundaries that separate Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal people’s culture.
Jacqueline is committed to a sustainable approach to closing the disparity between Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Australian people. A person of action, Jacqueline launched Opportunities Without Boundaries (OWB) in January 2011 after two years of extensive research and consultation. OWB is a privately funded and a 100% Aboriginal owned company operating throughout Australia in the Aboriginal Engagement sector generating constant commercial opportunities for the broader Australian community.
At a community level, Jacqueline is influential in the initiation and development of many Aboriginal communities and Not for Profit organisations. Her current Board positions and work within the various Aboriginal communities’ have been in addition to her respected business career. Jacqueline is an active member of the Western Australian community and in addition to being a Director on four Boards including Ruah Community Services; she is also the Chairperson of Zanders Community Education Program Inc. and the Rotary (District 9455) Aboriginal Reference Group. Jacqueline is a member of the Western Australian Aboriginal Advisory Committee which represents a unique opportunity to build genuine, respectful and reciprocal relationships between Aboriginal people and the Western Australian Government to achieve better life outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men, women and children.