Elizabeth Adams


CEO, Goolburri Aboriginal Health Advancement Company Ltd

Elizabeth Adams is an Aboriginal woman of the Mardigan Peoples of Far South West Queensland.

Apart from her CEO responsibilities, she is also Chairperson of QAIHC and a member of NACCHO – the national peak body for Aboriginal and Islander Health in Australia. She represents QAIHC on the Queensland Rural Medical Education Board and is the Chairperson of Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak Ltd.

Lizzie began her career in Aboriginal and Islander Affairs in the early eighties, training initially as a Nurse.  She has continued to gain a range of skills and qualifications in the Indigenous health sector including the accredited areas of Health Service Management and Governance. Over the years Lizzie has worked for a number of community controlled organisations spanning housing, legal, education and health.  It is this experience and her active participation in her local community that maintains Lizzie’s drive for change and improvement in the health and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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