This panel is facilitated by ACM Principal Midwifery officer, Kellie Wilton, and features panellists Tracey Stephens, Karinda Taylor, Jacynta Krakouer and Rochelle Hine.
Karinda Taylor, a Wamba Wamba woman is the Chief Executive Officer at First Peoples’ Health and Wellbeing, a trauma informed, culturally safe Aboriginal health service, made up of comprehensive primary care, mental health and trauma counselling teams, a proud mum of 4 beautiful souls ranging from 7 to 27 and a grandchild on the way. As a registered nurse and midwife, Karinda is an experienced and committed health professional who believes connection to culture, kin and a sense of belonging are vital to overall health and wellbeing. With over twenty years experience working in various clinical, strategic leadership and management roles across Aboriginal community controlled health organisations, state government and regional and metro hospitals, Karinda brings a deep understanding and knowledge of Aboriginal health and wellbeing.
Jacynta Krakouer (she/her) (BSc, MSW, MSP Melb) is a Mineng Noongar woman originally from southern Western Australia who lives and works on Wurundjeri Country in Naarm. She is a Research Fellow in the Health and Social Care Unit (HSCU) at Monash University. An early career researcher, Jacynta submitted her PhD thesis in March 2022 in the Department of Social Work at University of Melbourne. Her PhD explored First Nations’ understandings of cultural connection for First Nations children and young people in out-of-home care in Victoria, Australia. A social worker by background, Jacynta previously worked as an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Social Work at the University of Melbourne, teaching subjects related to social work practice with Indigenous peoples, and child and family welfare. Jacynta's expertise centres around child protection and out-of-home care practices, policies and systems, particularly for First Nations children, young people, families and communities. She is passionate about Indigenous self-determination and Indigenous-led research in these contexts.
Dr Rochelle Hine
Dr Rochelle Hine is a social worker and academic with over 25 years of practice experience in a range of sectors including women’s health promotion, mental health, education and research. Rochelle's research is grounded in social justice and identifying and addressing inequality, focusing predominantly on critical qualitative approaches to exploring the circumstances of people’s lives, collaborating with lived experience experts and other stakeholders.