Our vision is to help promote messages of safe sex and safe injecting practices in the hope of reducing the rates of HIV infection within our communities.

To empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people to reduce HIV and sexually transmitted infections within our communities through the promotion of safe sex and safe injecting practices.

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Meet the Committee

Caleb Nichols-Mansell

 

Caleb is an active young aboriginal community member from north–west Tasmania.

 

Caleb is involved in a range of organisations including aboriginal, local government, non–government, and student networks developed while studying business.

Caleb recently participated in the National Indigenous Youth Parliament, was guest speaker at the Foundation for Young Australian’s Safe Schools Symposium and just returned home from the National LGBTI MindOUT Mental Health Conference in Sydney. Caleb’s passion is in the field of sexual health, sexuality and gender diversity.

Celeste Carnegie

 

Celeste is a Birrigubba woman from far North Queensland. She is 21 and currently resides in Sydney, NSW.

 

Celeste works part-time at the National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy (NASCA) in Redfern, where she mentors Indigenous young people across Australia in the areas of sport and education.  Celeste recently commenced her Diploma of Communications at the University of Technology, Sydney. She is passionate about working with Indigenous young people in the sexual health space and is eager to increase her knowledge of sexual and reproductive health.

Letishia Parter

 

Letishia Parter is a Birri- Gubba Woman from North Queensland currently in my first year studying a Bachelor of Health Management.

 

 For the last two years I have worked for Queensland Health in Sexual Health Education and Promotion, Child Health immunisation and worked at the Gympie Outreach Clinic (GMOC) rural clinic. Whilst fulfilling these roles; I have successfully completed a Cert III in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care, Cert IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Clinical Care and a  Certificate in the Clinical Aspects of the Reproductive System.

Tarneen Onus-Williams

 

I am a proud Gunditjmara/WakkaWakka and Torres Strait Islander women.

 

I am based in Melbourne, currently working at the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS) as a medical receptionist/Aboriginal health worker. Previously I have worked with Victorian Aboriginal Community Health Organistation (VACCHO) as the sexual health and BBVs Project Officer which was an amazing experience and helped increase my knowledge around the sexual health and BBV sector. I want to raise awareness in my community about safe sex and safe injecting practices as I know it is a shame subject amongst the community.

 

Todd Fernando

 

Todd is currently undertaking his Ph.D. of Research (Anthropology and Psychology) at The University of Melbourne. In 2014, Todd took up the position of President of the Indigenous Graduate Student Association working with Indigenous university graduates ensuring smooth transitions into post graduate positions within the academy and employment arenas. With a primary background in Indigenous health, Todd has worked at local, state, and national levels in primary health care, and policy making in the Indigenous health sector. Serving on the inaugural ANTHYM committee as Chair, Todd continues to hold various committees positions aimed at ensuring the voice of young Indigenous voices are advocated for.

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