People

Our Board

Stars Foundation is a public company limited by guarantee and is overseen by an Indigenous-led, six-member Board of Directors. We are proud to say that the highest levels of Indigenous and business leadership are represented.

Indigenous-led governance results in many benefits to the work of Stars Foundation, including:

  • Support from the communities in which we operate
  • A reflection of First Nations priorities
  • Responsiveness to First Nations needs and feedback

Strong governance and transparency are the focus of the Stars Board and an active Audit and Risk Committee supports the Board. This ensures that our stakeholders can have highest levels of confidence in the ethics and principles of the organisation and the implementation of the Stars Mission.

Our Staff

Stars Foundation is a highly professional organisation that prides itself on attracting and retaining the highest quality staff.

We have a high-expectations culture and know that we exist for one reason – to provide the very best support to the girls and young women in our programs.

We select our program-facing staff very carefully, based on their integrity, values and commitment. They are role models in their communities and provide inspiration, expertise and leadership to our Stars.

We are proud to say that more than 70 per cent of our program-facing staff are Indigenous, and 98 per cent are women.

Andrea Goddard

Andrea Goddard

Chief Executive Officer
Danika Eades

Danika Eades

GM Operations – WA
Rebecca Milkins

Rebecca Milkins

GM Operations – NT, QLD & VIC
Sue Douglas

Sue Douglas

Regional Manager QLD & VIC
Iggy Vallejo

Iggy Vallejo

Regional Manager NT
Kylie Duggan

Kylie Duggan

Regional Manager NT
Lauren Chapman

Lauren Chapman

Regional Manager NT
Rhianon McEwan

Rhianon McEwan

Regional Manager NT
Jessi Le Brocq

Jessi Le Brocq

Regional Manager NSW
Lorelei Histon

Lorelei Histon

Regional Manager WA
Judy Punch

Judy Punch

Regional Manager WA
Simon Nimmo

Simon Nimmo

Regional Manager WA
Bella Fleming

Bella Fleming

Regional Manager WA
Bronwyn Davey

Bronwyn Davey

Regional Manager SA & VIC
Sharon Hunt

Sharon Hunt

Chief Financial Officer

NEW SOUTH WALES

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Natalie Panguee Program Coordinator James Fallon High School

Bernice McGrady

Bernice McGrady Program Coordinator Inverell High School

Lisa Laurie

Lisa Laurie Program Coordinator South Grafton High School

Trish Whitburn

Trish Espie-Whitburn Program Coordinator Tumut High School

NORTHERN TERRITORY

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Terri Anstess Program Coordinator Casuarina Senior College

Lara Harding

Lara Harding Program Coordinator Centralian Middle School

Amanda Clarke

Amanda Clarke Program Coordinator
Centralian Senior College

Bianca Stokes

Bianca Stokes Program Coordinator
Dripstone Middle School

Kaitlin Wills

Kaitlin Wills Program Coordinator
Driver Primary School

Olga Ransom

Olga Ransom Program Coordinator
Gillen Primary School

Amanda-Walker

Amanda Walker-Hill Program Coordinator
Haileybury Rendall School

Casey Day

Casey Day Program Coordinator
Jabiru Area School

Jessie Hillen

Jessie Hillen Program Coordinator
Katherine High School

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Jordan Ah Sam Program Coordinator
Moulden Park Primary School

Elizabeth Grantham

Elizabeth Grantham Program Coordinator
Nhulunbuy High School

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Leicolhn McKellar Program Coordinator
Nightcliff Middle School

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TBA Program Coordinator Palmerston 7-9

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Pamela Bright Program Coordinator Palmerston 10-12

Jemma Iacono

Jemma Iacono Program Coordinator
Sanderson Middle School

Cathy Anstess

Cathy Anstess Program Coordinator Taminmin College

Jemma Patterson

Jemma Patterson Program Coordinator Tennant Creek Primary

Stella Whippy

Stella Whippy Program Coordinator Tennant Creek High School

Papa Motuhinau

Papa Motuhinau Program Coordinator
Yirara College

Tehanee Oakley

Tehanee Oakley Program Coordinator
Yirrkala Bilingual School

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Tracy Vallejo Transitions Coordinator Darwin

QUEENSLAND

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Sadiar Pit Program Coordinator Cairns State High School

May Kabay

May Kabay Program Coordinator Heatley Secondary College

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Cynthia Frazer Program Coordinator Pimlico State High School

Jodie Cronk

Jodie Cronk Program Coordinator Thuringowa State High School

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Sophia Minniecon  Program Coordinator Western Cape College, Weipa

Emma-Ferguson

Emma Ferguson Transitions Coordinator Townsville

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

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Rebecca Emery Program Coordinator Ocean View College

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Donna Kartinyeri Program Coordinator Para Hills High School

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Elizabeth Mitchell Program Coordinator Paralowie R-12 School

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Kiah Smith Program Coordinator Wirreanda Secondary School

VICTORIA

Stacey Armstrong

Stacey Armstrong Program Coordinator Chaffey Secondary College

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Maeli Felise Program Coordinator Mildura Senior College

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Dominique de Bono Program Coordinator Warrnambool College & Brauer College

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Danielle Toy

Danielle Toy Program Coordinator Balga Senior High School

Katrina Jetta

Katrina Jetta Program Coordinator Belmont City College

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Narelle Pigram Program Coordinator Broome Senior High School

Sharleen Gray

Sharleen Gray Program Coordinator Busselton Senior High School

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Camilla Sawford Program Coordinator Butler College

Tara Morrison

Tara Morrison Program Coordinator Cecil Andrews College

Chloe Putland

Chloe Caboz Program Coordinator Coodanup College

Jacinta Bourne

Jacinta Yarran Program Coordinator Eastern Goldfields College

Anna Bonney

Anna Bonney Program Coordinator Esperance Senior High School

Chaili Bolton

Chaili Bolton Program Coordinator Geraldton Senior High School

Cindy Cross

Cindy Cross Program Coordinator Gilmore College

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Jade Sandilands Acting Program Coordinator Girrawheen Senior High School

Bobbie Ray

Bobbie Ray Program Coordinator Kalgoorlie Boulder

Jodi Bampton

Jodi Bampton Program Coordinator Karratha Senior High School

Jamee Lee Woodward

Jamee Lee Woodward Program Coordinator Lynwood Senior High School

Jade Muli

Jade Muli Program Coordinator Newman Senior High School

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Roma Kolatowicz Program Coordinator Newton Moore Senior High School

Giovanna Siale

Giovanna Siale Program Coordinator Roebourne District High School

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Kellie Tucker Program Coordinator Swan View Senior High School

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Tahlia Kelly Program Coordinator Warnbro Community High School

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Ashleigh Hodges Transitions Coordinator Perth

Kaisha Jetta

Kaisha Jetta Transitions Coordinator Perth

Maddy Vanderplight

Maddy Vanderplight Transitions Coordinator Broome

Donisha Duff OAM

Chair

Donisha has over 20 years’ experience in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs, particularly health. She was Advisor on Indigenous health to a former Federal Health Minister. Donisha has also worked for the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Associate, General Practice QLD, Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council, and both the QLD and Commonwealth governments. She is currently Chief Operations Officer at the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health. Donisha holds an MBA and BA (Hons).

Grant O’Brien

Director

Grant spent more than 25 years with Woolworths and was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in 2011 before retiring in 2016. Grant was Chairman of Australian Leisure and Hospitality and Hydrox Holdings from 2011 to 2016 and Chairman of Hydrox Holdings. He was also a Director of The Consumer Goods Forum, the peak global body for food and grocery retailers and manufacturers, Chairman and Director of the Australian National Retailers Association Ltd and a member of the Business Council of Australia. A member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors since 2011, he has been a Director of the Avner Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund since 2008 and Chair of the Port Arthur Historic Sites Management Authority since January 2020.

Carlyn Waters

Director

Carlyn is a Kamilaroi woman who has connections to both New South Wales and Queensland. Her passion is identifying and growing people to reach their professional potential and personal aspirations. Carlyn has earned a Master of Business Administration (ANU), a Master of Indigenous Social Policy (UTS), and a Bachelor of Business (QUT). She holds a senior position in the Australian Government, operates a small business offering business and personal development services, and is a Senior Fellow in the Practice of Business with ANU’s College of Business and Economics. Carlyn is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Director of the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife, which is a national environmental not-for-profit committed to looking after Australia’s biodiversity.

Dr Dan McAullay

Director

Dr Dan is a member of the Noongar community of the south-west region of Western Australia. He has considerable experience in Aboriginal health research, policy and practice. He has worked in several senior positions in these areas and is currently working in the tertiary sector. Dr Dan has extensive governance experience and is currently a Director on the Boards of the Child and Adolescent Health Service, the Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service, and the Western Australian Health Translation Network. He is also a Trustee of the Western Australian Museum.

Graham Goldsmith AO

Director

Graham was Vice Chairman and a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs Australia. He retired in 2012 after a 25-year career with the firm in Australia. Graham is Chairman of ASX-listed SEEK Ltd and a non-executive director of ASX-listed Djerriwarrh Investments Ltd. He is also a Board Member of Trawalla Group, chair of Armitage Associates Pty Ltd, and a Panel Member of Adara Partners and Trustee of Gandel Philanthropy. He retired as Chancellor of Swinburne University of Technology in 2019. Graham is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD) and CPA Australia (FCPA)

Andrea Goddard

Founder and CEO

Andrea has a background in Indigenous affairs, auditing, health and organisational management. She was General Manager Development for the Clontarf Foundation from 2005 to 2013 and had direct responsibility for the organisation’s growth and sustainability. She founded Stars to bring about gender equity in First Nations educational engagement programs. Andrea holds a Diploma of Applied Science, Bachelor of Science (Nursing), Graduate Diploma of Adolescent Health and Welfare, Diploma Business (Governance), and a Master of Public Health.