Adjunct Professor Muriel Bamblett Hon DLittSW AM







Muriel Bamblett is a Yorta Yorta and Dja Dja Wurrung woman who has been the Chief Executive Officer of VACCA since 1999. She is also currently Chairperson with SNAICC: the National Voice for Our Children. She is a respected member of many boards and committees supporting Indigenous communities.

Muriel is driven by the desire to ensure that Indigenous children in out-of-home care are supported to remain connected to their family and culture. Her breadth of experience and knowledge, together with her dedication and commitment, make her a regular consult with Government on programs for the protection and safety of Aboriginal children, families and community.




Tim Kanoa

Executive Director, First Peoples – State Relations, Traditional Owner Relationships and Heritage (formerly Aboriginal Victoria)





Tim Kanoa is Kerrupmara Clan of the Gunditjmara (South West Victoria) and Bunitj Iwaidja (West Arnhem Land). Connection to community and culture is vital for Tim. 

Since 2019, Tim has been the Executive Director with Aboriginal Victoria. He was previously Director of the Aboriginal Inclusion Support Branch in the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. He has also worked with the Koorie Youth Council, The Foundation for Young Australians, and the Koorie Heritage Trust and Windamara Aboriginal Corporation.




Nakia Cadd

Cultural Support Worker, VACCA and member of Koorie Youth Council





Nakia Cadd is a Gunditjmara, Yorta, Yorta, Dja Dja Wurrung woman, mother and artist. 

She currently works at VACCA as a Cultural Support Worker. Nakia is a part of the Narrun Yana art collective. She is also an executive member of the Koorie Youth Council.