Kamilaroi woman, with family connections to Weatherall, Thorne and Kennedy families in far north western NSW, Australia.
Chontel is a Kamilaroi woman who has over 20 years’ experience of working in in health. She has worked in various roles, including occupational therapist, policy officer and research fellow. Chontel has held many leadership positions, including being a director and/or or Deputy Chairperson for national organisations. Chontel’s work focuses on Aboriginal health and wellbeing, building the cultural responsiveness of health workforce and rural and remote service delivery.
Navigating internalised racism