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Kings Canyon National Park

WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are warned that this webpage contains the name of a person who has passed away.

 

Board Members

Deborah Booker

Chairperson

 

Deborah is of Gidja descent, born in Pinjarra Western Australia, and relocated with her family when she was 2 years old, now calling Alice Springs home.
Deborah has a wide range of experience from her various work roles within the Commonwealth and governmental organisations. Her current role is the Southern Regional Coordinator for the Aboriginal Interpreting Services (AIS).
Deborah is a Service Police Member with the Royal Australian Air Force; however her primary role is as a Reservist, supporting Community Engagements and Indigenous Pre-Recruitment Programs. Deborah was identified by the Royal Australian Air Force as an 'Unsung Hero - Closing the Gap', the theme for the National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) 2010.
7th – 27th August 2016: Exercise Kummundoo; South Headland and Roebourne.
5th September – 1st October 2016: Indigenous Pre-Recruitment Program HMAS Cerberus Victoria.
Deborah's employment history ranges from Admin Support, Project Officer Native Title, Para-Legal Secretary, Prison Officer, Complaints Manager, Southern Area Regional Manager Motor Vehicle Registry, Fitness Trainer and Mentor, and Station Hand.
Deborah lives for work and training and has very strong work ethics. A personal belief is that ‘we can all make a difference individually but TOGETHER we can change lives - always believe in yourself and stay strong.’
On 07th September 2016, Deborah was appointed as a Board member for the Central
Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service Ltd (CAALAS) following the resignation of
Donna McMasters.
On the 27th February 2017, following the resignation of Nataline Ross, supported by the Board members Deborah agreed to step up in the role as Chairperson.
Deborah has completed the ‘Challenges of Modern Governance’ Training, along with training conducted by Peter Stapleton of ASHURST.
Deborah's passion is making a difference for her community, being a role model and creating a better future for our Elders, the young, and the generations to come.