Our People: Board Directors

Tim Goodwin: Chair

Tim Goodwin is a barrister and practices primarily in the areas of commercial and public law. Prior to joining the Bar, Tim worked at Allens as a solicitor in commercial litigation, banking and finance.

Prior to this Tim served as Associate to Justice North and Justice Bromberg of the Federal Court of Australia. He also served as Foreign Law Clerk to Justice Skweyiya of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. Most recently Tim was a Junior Counsel supporting the recent Royal Commission into Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory.

Tim has a Bachelor of Arts and Laws (with Honours) from the Australian National University and a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School.

Tim is a member of the Yuin people of the South East Coast of New South Wales. He serves on a number of boards, including the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.

Dr Mark Wenitong: Deputy Chair

Dr Mark Wenitong is from the Kabi Kabi tribal group of south Queensland (Qld). He is currently working as a Medical Advisor at the Apunipima Cape York Health Council in Cairns, Qld. As Medical Advisor, Mark’s role is to provide strategic leadership, support and advice to the Board, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and senior management team.

After studying Medicine at the Newcastle University Medical School, Mark completed his degree in 1995 as the third Aboriginal male graduate.  He was also one of the first Aboriginal men to become a doctor. Mark began his medical career working in community development with World Vision and also spent time working in Central Australia. He was the Senior Medical Officer at Wuchopperen Health Services in Cairns for nine years; acting CEO of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, where he worked in primary health care in East Timor; as well as a previous role as Medical Advisor for the Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health in Canberra.

Dr Wenitong is a past President and founder of the Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association and is a member of several state and national advisory committees.

Mark is committed to improving the health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Australia through community control. He is interested in preventative medicine, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, refugee health and prison health.

Jacqui Flynn

Jacqueline (Jacqui) Flynn is a proud Larrakia/Tiwi Woman who has served on the Boards of several Aboriginal Corporations in South Australia.  A CPA qualified accountant with Bachelor qualifications in commerce, Jacqui has worked for some of Australia’s largest corporations over the past twenty years. She is currently working within the energy market for the South Australian Government.

Jacqui’s personal experience with the loss of a loved one to suicide, combined with the knowledge of a number of young men from the Nunga community taking their own lives, drives her passion for suicide prevention in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Indi Clarke

Born in Narrm (Melbourne) and raised in Mildura, Indi Clarke is a proud Mutti Mutti & Lardil man with ties to Yorta Yorta, Wemba Wemba and Boon Wurrung.

Indi is a passionate advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the power of strength based approaches and Aboriginal knowledge systems. Indi believes that the path to positive change starts with empowered families and communities as well as a holistic approach to healing and wellbeing.

Indi is the Executive Officer of the Koorie Youth Council and takes great pride contributing to work that gives back to his communities. Prior to this he was formally the Deputy Manager of KYC before then working with Mallee District Aboriginal Services (MDAS) as its Youth and Community Engagement Facilitator.

In 2016, Mildura Rural Council recognised him as an emerging leader in the local community by naming him Young Citizen of the Year. In the same year, he also won the Victorian Koorie Student of the Year, as part of the Victorian Training Awards and then went on to win the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year, as part of the Australian Training Awards.

Belinda Duarte

Belinda is a descendant of the Wotjobaluk  / Dja Dja Wurrung peoples, and the Chief Executive Officer of Culture is Life.

Wayne Kinrade: Founding Director

Wayne has practiced as a management consultant since 1996. Prior to this he worked as a senior executive in several government agencies at a Commonwealth and State level, where the focus of his work was in health and community services policy development, implementation and review.

As a consultant Wayne has undertaken assignments in the areas of health, community services, disability, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. He specialises in strategy development and review, program and project management, program evaluation, process redesign, activity based costing, benchmarking, and organisation design and review.

Wayne has a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) and a Master of Business Administration.