Rachael Schmerl

Executive Manager Service Delivery

Rachael is of Yankunjatjara and Arrente background and spent most of her childhood growing up in communities.

Rachael has a long history of undertaking community engagement and development activities with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations. In the capacity building roles, she has held, she has used strength based and place-based approaches. 

She has extensive experience in Aboriginal Affairs with both Commonwealth and State governments, worked in non-government organisations.

Rachael has been with Thirrili for three years and brings a wealth of skills and experience into the organisation, worked on the frontline, families, postvention, intervention and prevention.