Sheryl Boniface has worked in a range of human services including community services, disability, education, housing and homelessness, health and mental health. The work has occurred across grassroots, operational and strategic levels covering government, non-government and private sectors at local, state and national levels. Being involved in human services, Sheryl has partnered with many diverse people and communities including culturally and linguistically diverse, children and young people, elderly and people in crisis. Sheryl’s work during the last ten years has had a strong focus in learning to partner with Aboriginal people and organisations to advocate for systemic change.
Bringing a human rights, social justice and advocacy lens and value to her work, Sheryl is experienced in culturally safe and respectful and trauma informed ways of working. Sheryl has experience in leading, creating, co-designing and supporting services, projects and programs. Working with organisations and systems to develop operational and strategic plans, implement and report on actions for transparency and accountability. This is coupled with a strong background in engagement, capacity building, training, facilitating, storytelling, reporting, monitoring, evaluation and learning.
Sheryl specialises in: co-creation through co-design and
co-production; service, project and program design; planning, implementation
and evaluation; organisational and service reviews; strategic planning;
management advice and support; facilitation; community development; training
and workforce development and delivery; curriculum development; and research.
Sheryl is an Australian Evaluation Society and International Association for Public Participation
Kathleen Stacey is the Founding Director, Managing Director and Principal Consultant at beyond… She spent her formative working years within the public sector and academia before establishing and expanding beyond… into its current form. She has been deeply involved in the health, early childhood, education, youth mental health, and family and community support sectors. Since 2000, she has been increasingly involved in working with Aboriginal organisations, units or programs, usually at the direct request of Aboriginal people. Kathleen’s qualifications include a Master of Arts (Marriage, Family & Child Counselling), Graduate Certificate in Critical Psychology, Graduate Diploma in Health Science (Parent Education & Counselling), and Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech-Language Pathology).
Kathleen has specialist skills in: program design, planning, implementation and evaluation; organisational and service reviews; strategic and business planning; management advice and support; facilitation; community consultation; training development and delivery; curriculum development in higher education; and research. She has published well over 100 documents, including commissioned reports, refereed journal articles, chapters and conference papers, and presented at dozens of national and international conferences, which is testament to her highly developed writing and presentation skills. Kathleen can be reached at email@example.com via the beyond... websitewww.beyond-kathleenstacey.com.au.
Sharon Gollan is a descendent of the Ngarrindjeri nation of South
Australia, with family and cultural connections to many communities within and
beyond South Australia. She is an active member of the broader Aboriginal
community in South Australia and is recognised as a leader both within her
Ngarrindjeri nation and the wider Aboriginal community.
Sharon has worked professionally and academically in a range of
human services fields. She began her professional career with a strong focus on
Aboriginal children, youth and families, working in an interdisciplinary team to address the social-emotional wellbeing and support needs of young Aboriginal children and
families and communities. Sharon now has over forty years of experience in the
health, youth, children and community services sector with a primary focus on
creating better services for Aboriginal people. Through her leadership
positions within the public and non-government sectors she has gained extensive
experience in the development, implementation and review of government
programs, policies and initiatives.
From 2001-2009 Sharon was a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in The
David Unaipon College of Indigenous Education and Research, University of South
Australia. She contributed to the education of graduate and post-graduate
social work, nursing, teaching and psychology
students by supporting them to develop culturally accountable practice when
working with Aboriginal people and communities.
Sharon practices as a Cultural Advisor, Trainer and Consultant. This
work has taken her into both urban and rural regions, operating within and
across government, non-government, university and private sectors. As a
consultant she has designed and managed evaluation, research or planning
projects at local, regional, state and national levels. Sharon has been a Board
and/or Advisory member of two Aboriginal community controlled health services, as well as mainstream
community health and human services, as well as a SA NAIDOC Ambassador. She is
currently an ambassador for Quit Smoking campaigns in South Australia. This has
given her unique insight into management, governance and service delivery
issues for Aboriginal people, and she has developed both a keen interest and exceptional skills in leadership in Aboriginal contexts. In 2009, Sharon’s contributions to Aboriginal communities across the state over many years were recognised through winning the Premier’s NAIDOC Person of the Year Award.
Over the last 23 years Sharon has been regularly invited to
contribute to the evaluation of community-based projects, strategic planning,
policy development, community consultation, curriculum development,
education/training, and social-emotional wellbeing projects in the Aboriginal
health and community services sector. These include projects focused on
children, young people and families, health, education, juvenile justice and
community leadership. She receives frequent requests from government and
non-government agencies to provide specific advice on matters relating to
culturally safe practice for working with Aboriginal people and families that
may relate to a particular family situation, employment and recruitment, policy
development or governance and decision-making.
Sharon’s work has taken her into research and conversations about
partnership accountability work, in particular the concept of ‘black-white’ partnership work. In this
capacity she has developed strong partnerships with non-Aboriginal people in
addressing issues that non- Aboriginal people need to consider when engaging
with Aboriginal people as consultants, researchers and/or practitioners. For
the last 25 years, she has become well known for and under constant demand to
facilitate ‘Cultural Respect and Safety’
training workshops that are
delivered as an Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal facilitation partnership. The
workshops assist non-Aboriginal health, education
and human services workers to understand the dimensions of racism and white privilege, reflect on their cultural identity, and
explore how to address racism in order to develop culturally respectful and
safe services in working with Aboriginal people, organisations and communities. Sharon can be reached firstname.lastname@example.org.