Board of Directors
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.
Tim Merritt was born in Wiradjuri country but has lived most of his life in the Bundjalung area. He spent 20 years working his own plumbing business in the Northern Rivers before spending four years as a project manager of a dairy factory in Casino. From there, Tim studied Theology at Avondale University. He became a Minister of Religion in 2011, ministering in Casino and Kyogle for four years before transferring to the Lismore region, where he continues to engage in ministry activities. Tim spent eight years as a board member of the NNSW conference executive committee of the SDA church. He also works as an Honorary Police Chaplain for the Richmond Police District.