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ATSICHS Brisbane welcomes new CEO
ATSICHS Brisbane would like to give a very warm welcome to our new CEO Renee Blackman.
A proud Gubbi Gubbi woman, Renee is well known in the community and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role. She also previously spent 3.5 years as CEO of Gidgee Health in Mt Isa.
She’s no stranger to ATSICHS Brisbane, as she previously worked on the Senior Management Team at ATSICHS Brisbane. She also worked for our regional partner, the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH).
Her career began in the role of Aboriginal Health Worker in the early 1990s in Brisbane. She gained a Bachelor of Nursing from Australian Catholic University in 2000 working in urban and remote settings ever since as a registered nurse.
Renee has over 25 years experience in operational, management and leadership roles across primary health care, acute care and community health. Additionally, Renee is a Clinical Fellow in the Faculty of Health, School of Nursing at Queensland University of Technology.
Her vision for ATSICHS Brisbane is simple…to see our community healthy and leading fulfilling lives.
Speaking about her new role, Renee said she’s excited to return to ATSICHS Brisbane.
“It’s so great to be back,” Renee said.
“I’m looking forward to my new role at ATSICHS Brisbane. I consider it a privilege to serve our organisation and community as the new CEO.
“I’m 100% committed to the health and wellbeing of our community. I’m very excited to continue my career as a female Indigenous leader in the community health sector.
“I would like to thank former CEO Jody Currie for her amazing job over the past five years and I plan to continue that proud legacy. Despite all the challenges we have faced over the past few years, I feel comforted knowing I am returning to such a strong and dedicated team at ATSICHS Brisbane. I’m certain together, we can continue to make a lasting impact for our mob with our services and programs.”