Brenda Holt is a Bundjalung woman who works and lives in the local community area of Ballina, Brenda has been working in NSW Health and Community Health for about 25 years in a variety of positions including Aboriginal Health, Maternal Infant Health Strategy, and Family & Community Services. Brenda involves her time to assist in improving Indigenous Health outcomes for all children and families. Brenda’s leadership experience incorporates a health vision for community along with commitment and promoting staff to deliver stronger health outcomes. Where Brenda is able to advocate towards future development and expansion of the provision of health and wellbeing services through the local community.
Mim is a proud Wiradjuri woman, connected to Bundjalung country through her family. Mim started her career as an Endorsed Enrolled nurse, amongst many skills and certifications she holds a Diploma of Health and has tutored in nursing at the University of Queensland, Cert IV in Training & Assessing, & a Cert IV in Leadership & Management. Today Mim teaches at Tafe NSW, event management, runs yarning circles in community and leads the Ngalingah Mijung Dubais which in Bundjalung means Our Happy Women.
As well as being mum and grandmother to her growing family, Mim is passionate about her culture, unstoppable as an artist, a community advocate and cultural facilitator. She is also currently teaching at North Coast TAFE in the arts department, mentoring Aboriginal students and teachers in cultural practices.