Meet our Chair Cheryl Lang.
Ms Cheryl Lang leads our Board of Directors. She is a highly-regarded leader in the broader Indigenous community and has a long history of experience in community service, health and wellbeing, and domestic violence.
On any given day, you can find Ms Cheryl Lang hard at work with the team from the Goolburri Aboriginal Health Advancement Company: an incorporated community not-for-profit organisation that has been providing culturally appropriate services to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous community for 20 years.
Goolburri, as it is has come to be known, provides services for people based in the Toowoomba and Darling downs regions, which are within Southern Queensland.
Like AFLSSQ, Goolburri has grown out of the desire of local Indigenous people to maintain control of their own lives and the services they receive. We are proud to have the services of Ms Cheryl Lang, who is a strong advocate of AFLSSQ’s strengths-based, self-determination approach.
Ms Cheryl Lang is supported in her work with AFLSSQ by our Board of culturally astute, highly-regarded professionals. Their main role is to establish corporate management related policies and procedures, and make executive decisions on major organisational issues. The Board comprises members internal and external to our communities and organisation, and consists of seven Directors:
- four member directors (each of whom is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person of at least 18 years of age, who usually resides in the Region); and
- three specialist directors (one with expertise in law, one with expertise in finance and one with expertise in social and emotional wellbeing).
While striking a balance on the types of members on our Board is important for our success, equally important is that our members have an understanding of the varied and complex barriers that our communities face in terms of access to the justice system and the legal services we provide.
For more information about Ms Cheryl Lang and/or our Board, contact us.
If you wish to know more about Goolburri, visit their Facebook page, click here.
Alternatively, you can contact them via the address below.
Goolburri Aboriginal Health Advancement Company Ltd
20 Scott Street
PO Box 1198
Toowoomba Qld 4350
Ph: (07) 4632 0338
Fax: (07) 4632 0548
The image accompanying this post is owned by Goolburri.