Rona Hart

Far North QLD Director

Chairperson of Mamu Health Service

Rona Hart is a descendant of the Djiru, Mamu and Jirirbal peoples and has lived throughout North Queensland particularly in the Mission Beach, Innisfail and Tully areas. Rona holds positions on Boards of various sporting, educational, housing and health bodies across corporations, clubs and land councils. Apart from a wealth of Board representations, Rona is also either a member or office bearer of those same organisations and more. She is the Secretary, Djiru Warrangburra Aboriginal Corporation (TO Group); Secretary, Innisfail Cowboys Junior Rugby League Football Club Inc., and a Member of the Institute of Community Directors.

From a long list of qualifications and attained licences or cards, just a few will be mentioned here. Rona is qualified in Medical Reception, Certificate III Business Administration, has a Diploma of Business (Governance) and holds a Certificate in Governance for Indigenous Corporations, CSA/QAIHC. Her keenness for achievement extends to the Boating, Tourism & Hospitality industries which also include a marine Radio Operators Certificate of Proficiency. More generally Rona has her Heavy Vehicle Drive Licence (HR).

Her firm focus, regarding the advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders is one of ‘healthy organisations in healthy communities’. Rona’s vision is reflected in her personal and organisational achievements: Board Member of the Year 2011 ‘Mamu Health Service Ltd’; and QAIHC 2011 Organisational Governance Improvement Award.

A third generation community volunteer, Rona Hart explains what motivates her most: “I have witnessed the trials and tribulations of historical elders in Innisfail building the foundations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations today.”

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