My name is Lisa Jackson and I am a Bundjalung/Noongar person. I have lived in Sydney for the past 20 years prior to moving to Kununurra in the East Kimberly region of Western Australia, before relocating back to Perth, WA.
I have worked extensively with Aboriginal children, young people, their families and community in terms of building their capacity to create sustainable and ongoing change, but also working with non-Indigenous people and service providers to create pathways of understanding between two dynamically different cultures to ensure that both worker/agency and family/community can come together to build capacity to create ongoing and sustaining change.
I have a background in social welfare and community development and have worked in areas such as education, juvenile justice, child protection and housing, and have worked in urban, rural and remote communities. I work from a strengths based, asset building community development perspective in that communities and organisations have strengths, which they identify, it’s how you bridge those individual strengths together to create positive and sustaining change.