New Board Members Announcement: Elevating Excellence at Ember Connect

We are thrilled to share the news of our latest board appointments at Ember Connect. In our recent April meeting, the board endorsed the addition of Lisa Sparago, Natasha Kickett and Maryanne Wilson to our committed team. Their diverse expertise, deep-rooted community ties, and unwavering passion for empowering First Nations women will make them invaluable assets to our mission.

Lisa Sparago: A Bundaburra Yidinji/Western Yalanji woman with a wealth of knowledge in the technology sector, Lisa brings a dynamic perspective to our board. Her strategic insights and innovative thinking will be instrumental in steering Ember Connect towards cutting-edge solutions and digital advancements.

Natasha Kickett: A Kariyarra/Bunuba woman, Natasha’s extensive experience in community consulting is a perfect fit for Ember Connect’s commitment to meaningful engagement with our communities. Her strategic vision and collaborative approach will drive impactful initiatives that resonate with and uplift our diverse stakeholders.

Maryanne Wilson: As a highly experienced Chief Financial Officer, Maryanne brings a wealth of financial acumen, strategic planning prowess and extensive knowledge of the not for profit sector to our board. Her expertise will be pivotal in ensuring Ember Connect’s sustainable growth and financial stewardship.

Ember Connect Chair, Eve Howell, expressed her excitement, stating, “The addition of Lisa, Natasha, and Maryanne underscores the strength and potential of Ember Connect. Their contributions will not only enhance our governance but also deepen our representation across the nation.”

Narelle Henry, Ember Connect’s General Manager, echoed this sentiment, emphasising the unique perspectives and skill sets each new member brings. “We look forward to leveraging Lisa’s tech expertise, Natasha’s community insights, and Maryanne’s financial acumen to drive positive change and innovation within Ember Connect.”

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Lisa Sparago, Natasha Kickett, and Maryanne Wilson. Together, we are poised to make a lasting impact on the lives of First Nations women across the country.

For information on all of our amazing board members, please click here.

Ember Connect wishes to acknowledge the many Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and we honour their deep continuing connection to land, sky, waterways and community.

We pay our respects to our Elders past, present and emerging who illuminate our journey to truth-telling, culture and conservation, which remains stronger than ever.