F.A.M.E BOARD MEMBERS

First Australians Media Enterprises
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Grant Hansen

Chairperson

Grant Hansen has been closely associated with South Eastern Indigenous Media Association for 20 + years since its inception. He has been Chairman of SEIMA for 17 years and has been guiding SEIMA through its transition from 3KND AM broadcaster to a multi-platform digital media presence in Victoria. When First Australians Media Enterprises was formed to be the new governing body of 3KND Grant became the inaugural Chairman of the organisation.

 

As well as providing leadership to the FAME Board, Grant is on the board of the Taungurung Clans Aboriginal Corporation, musician, actor, radio presenter, and television host. He fronts the popular NITV/SBS television program, The Marngrook Footy Show. He has a long background of productive involvement in Aboriginal affairs and has sat on the Boards of many prominent organisations. Grant brings strong leadership and experience to the Board of FAME.

Jodii Geddes

Board Member

 I am a proud Aboriginal Woman. My mother’s mob are from NSW, around the Wiradjeri, Wemba Wemba, Barapa Barapa region.

 

Jodii started as a board member in 2015 with SEIMA  (South Eastern Indigenous Media Association) and through its transition to First Australians Media Enterprises as the new governing body of 3KND 

 

Jodii has a Certificate IV in Disability and has recently completed her Graduate Certificate in Family Therapy during the pandemic

Jodii has worked in a variety of sectors over her 30+ years career.  Those sectors being Homelessness, Education and Training, Youth, Employment, Disability and Mental Health.  She loves working in the community sector being able to assist her community and making positive changes.

Hayden Heta

Board Member

Born/Raised- Albury-Wodonga 


Mob- Wiradjuri 


Professional Background- Aboriginal Cultural

Heritage/Environmental Science/Aboriginal Community Engagement 


Current Role- Cultural Heritage Community Stakeholder Manager with Rail Projects Victoria 


About me

- Proud father of 2 children (boy and girl) 
- have been living in Melbourne for the past 13 years 
- have recently taken the role of senior coach for Fitzroy Stars

 

What inspires me to be part of the 3KND/FAME team? I'm so thankful to be part of the 3KND/FAME board, being surrounded by passionate, genuine and hard working community people is inspiring.

To listen and learn from the broader 3KND/FAME community is truly a privilege and hopefully something I can add to.

Kimberly Lovegrove

Board Member

Kimberly Lovegrove is a 26 yr old woman from the Ngarrindjeri Nation along the Murray River in South Australia. She has been living on Wurundjeri country since 2013 but grew up on Boon Wurrung country. She has worked in radio broadcasting. She currently works as a Graduate with the Victorian Government. 


Kimberly graduated from a Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) last year from RMIT University. She is the first person in her family to finish and graduate from university. She is passionate about creating opportunities for the youth in the Victorian community and loves to make people laugh.


She represented Victoria in the Deadly Funny National Showcase/Final this year. She has been doing comedy since 2014.

Mark Mann

Board Member

Hi, I am Mark my various roles in the past have been on Educational and Sporting Club committees some of my passions are community and music.

 

I have grown up all over our country having experienced a different upbringing I joined the Army at 17 which saw me Overseas on several occasions and experiencing all sides of our country.

 

After my military Career myself and my family moved to Victoria.

Overall in my life I have always had an interest in music, sports, community and education.

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Maria Dugan

Board Member

I am a proud Islander woman with connection to land and sea from Sai Bai Island in the Torres Straits to Papua New Guinea.

I am honoured to be associated with 3KND Radio and pleased to bring my experience, culture and expertise to FAME Board.

The most important achievement in my life is my husband and our two children, family is everything to me. I am a proud mother, I run a small business and work part-time.

 

Career Background

I graduated with a post-graduate degree in Human Resources and spent my early career working in Hospitality, Health and Environment then finding my passion working in Community Health and the Disability sector. My drive was to have a career in Human Resources concentrating on the Generalist side of HR. My career journey has seen me work in Occupational Health and Safety, WorkCover, Volunteer Management, Training, Employment and Maternal Child Health.

I believe in change and making a positive impact like Mahatma Gandhi said “The future depends on what we do in the present”

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Elijah Augustine

Board Member

Elijah Augustine is a 20 year old Nyul-Nyul, Jabirr-Jabirr and Ngumbarl Saltwater man from the coastline of the Kimberly’s, Western Australia.


As a young child he was diagnosed with Autism spectrum and Doctors predicted he would never speak or learn to talk. Music and culture opened up Elijah’s world and he has overcome many hurdles to be an amazing, inspiring and engaged young man.

Elijah plays guitar, sings and is a songwriter, as well as a serious scholar; completing his Cert 4 in Sound Production.

 

Elijah received a Wurreker Award back in October 2017 for Community Based Employee Award for his volunteer work at 3KND. Elijah continues to be a positive role model to many: young, old, special needs, Indigenous, mainstream and we believe his efforts are deserving of recognition.

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Wendy Brooke

Board Member

My name is Wendy Brooke and I have been a radio broadcaster for 14-15 years now at 3KND. I am currently studying a Bachelor of Psychological Science at the Australian Catholic University, and I am hoping to work within the Justice Department when I graduate.

 

I want to work with our people on trauma informed care and implement some strategies to help bring some healing into their lives. I do volunteer work with a lot of different organisations in the community. I recently got married to my soul mate and life is good.

 

I am a board member to add my experience and skills to First Australians Media Enterprises and 3KND. Thus adding strength and durability to an organisation that is pro-active in our community.