Our Team

Vickie Parry

Chief Executive Officer

Vickie is a proud Gomeroi woman from Moree NSW. She holds a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) and has significant experience in across various community leadership positions.

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Gary Field

Operations Manager

Gary is a proud Wiradjuri man who grew up on Darkinjung country. He has recently completed his postgraduate studies in Indigenous Trauma Recovery and Practice.

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Corinne Hodson

Community Engagement Manager

Corinne is a proud Wiradjuri/Ngunnawal woman. She has various qualifications across youth work, counselling, community services and related areas.

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Glenda Simpson

Administration/Project Officer

Glenda Simpson is descentdant of gamilaraay/yuwaalaraay/ngiyampaa/weilwan mobs from north-western NSW. Glenda has a Bachelor of Education (Adult)

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Jacob Smeaton

Youth Engagement Coordinator

Jacob is a kerrupjmara man living on Darkinjung country. Jacob has completed a Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies at the University of Newcastle.

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Jai McEwen

Youth Engagement Trainee

Jai is a proud Wailwan/Wiradjuri man who has spent 8 years on Darkinjung Country.

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Deborah Macmillan

Senior Project Officer

In 2023 Deborah took up the role of Senior Project Officer, Local Decision Making (LDM) with Barang, designing a roadmap to re-ignite LDM negotiations on Darkinjung Country.

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Caitlin McGuigan

Executive Advisor

Caitlin McGuigan is a Mandandanji woman, who has spent the entirety of her life on Darkinjung, her spirit country.

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Julia Curtis

Julia is supporting Barang on all things evaluation and data. She holds a Masters in International Development and Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture.

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