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Selina Swan

Community Facilitator

Selina has over 20 years’ experience in management and service delivery roles in the WA and the NT Governments. She develops networks based on meaningful relationships and shared goal ownership. Selina fosters community engagement – including by consulting with Aboriginal Controlled sectors and government and non-government sectors – and contributes thought leadership as part of Nous’ Indigenous consulting offer.

Influential work

  • Led engagement with the youth sector as the Aboriginal Team Advisor at the Kununurra East Kimberley Youth Justice Services (KEKYJS), allowing communities and clients to understand legislation and its application to them
  • Coordinated support from various programs as KEKYJS Prevention and Diversion Team Leader, ensuring families and children receive culturally appropriate support and guidance
  • Developed monthly reports for senior management as Acting Manager at the Department of Indigenous Affairs, East Kimberley, fostering decision-making and client outcomes monitoring through improved statistical analysis and communication
  • Managed a team of Patient Transport Officers as Manager, Top End Patient Transport Service; ensuring patient continuity of care by providing an efficient and culturally safe transport service for Royal Darwin Hospital and Palmerston Regional Hospital.

Outside of Nous

Selina’s previous roles include Aboriginal Team Advisor at the KEKYJS and Acting Manager at the Department of Indigenous Affairs, East Kimberley. She was also previously a Prevention & Diversion Officer for the Aboriginal Support Worker Program.

Selina was selected as a Role Model for the 1994 ‘Staying On’ campaign, and was named 1993 Aboriginal Scholar of the Year by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission WA.

In her spare time...

Selena enjoys staying healthy, connecting with family and exploring nature. She appreciates art and beautiful things – as well as a good book, fine weather, great food, and a little outdoor music.

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