Special thanks to
Eliza Pross - ATSIAAG Exec
Committee member and ATSIAAG Representative on the AAG Conference Committee
Eliza is a Gaimaragal resident, and Yuin/Palawa woman whose family is from Southern New South Wales (NSW) and Tasmania. Eliza has an extensive work history in the community care, disability and mental health sectors, as well as in community development projects both locally and further abroad. Eliza is the Principal Consultant in her own consultancy, and works with various partners across a range of projects and sectors. Eliza’s interests and professional expertise includes policy, advocacy, social planning, service model design, change management and leadership, and person/community-centred service provision, focussing on supporting people to reach their full potential. Eliza has been a long-term Member of AAG, and was previously on the NSW AAG Executive, during her employment in the aged care sector. She now works across sectors, in both First Australian and mainstream environments, focusing on initiatives that can improve wellbeing for the most marginalised in our communities. Eliza has formal qualifications including Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Social Policy), Bachelor of Social Work, and Master of Policy Studies (Human Services). She is also a qualified trainer (Cert IV TAA) and is an Accredited Mental Health First Aid Trainer (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander). She has worked in Executive positions in the Non-Government Organisation (NGO) sector, and has extensive experience in the development of community programs, and particularly in the development of initiatives that engage multiple stakeholders.