Meet our Community and Corporate Services Team


General Manager, Community and Corporate Servcies

Tania is from Gisborne, New Zealand and now calls the Pilbara home. She is based in our Hedland office and manages the Community and Corporate Services team.

In addition to her Senior Management and Leadership experience she has a BA in Social Sciences, Graduate Diploma in Business Management, Diplomas in Business, Occupational Health and Safety, Human Resource Management and Quality Auditing.

In her role she looks forward to opportunities for innovation in the community and corporate team that provides improved services and supports to Nyiyaparli people.


Community Programs Coordinator


Soraya grew up in the Cape York- Northern Peninsular area in a community called Bamaga (at the most northern point on the Australian continent) however has called Hedland home for over 8 years.
Mothers tribe – Peidu -Erub Island Totems – Fridget bird (wada) & Dabor (Spanish Mackerel) Fathers tribe – Argun -Badu Island, Totem – Thupmul (stingray)

Soraya has lived in rural communities for years and has significant experience working in the field, whether it be Federal or Local Government or community controlled organisations.

She has a Diploma in Leadership and Management, a Diploma in Project Management and is currently in her 2nd year studying a Bachelor of applied science in community development at Curtin University.


Finance Coordinator


Originally from India, Payal has lived in Australia since 2006 with her family and is now based in Perth as our Finance Coordinator.

She has lots of experience in the administrative and financial field including a role in the accounts department at the University of Western Australia and the centre administrator at Curtin University.

Her role here at KNAC is coordinate financial administration matters, asset administration, complete reporting requirements and liaise directly with KNAC Financial Management consultants, Palisades.


Home Support Program Officer


Bernadette is from Broome and its surrounding areas and she has cultural and family connections within the Jabirr-Jabiir, Yawuru, Nimunburr and Djaru/Kija tribes.

She has a Diploma in Aboriginal Primary Health Care and a Diploma in Mental Health. She has previously worked as a Homeless Outreach Support Worker and Housing Team Leader at Centacare Kimberley in Broome.

Her skills and experience make her ideally qualified as one of KNAC’s Home Support Program Officers.


Home Support Program Officer


Bernadette is a local Aboriginal woman from Port Hedland.

Being from the area, she has a greater understanding of the challenges that exist for people living here in the Pilbara whether it be the cost of materials for housing or the challenges with freight. 

She is one of our Home Support Program Officers, supporting members with the care and maintenance of their homes.


Member Support Officer


Bio to come


Member Support Officer


Keely is a young Maduwongga Kariyarra woman who grew up in Boulder WA and moved to Hedland a couple of years ago.

She has come to KNAC with previous experience in admin and customer services roles including a role as Customer Service Officer at the Department of Justice. 

Her bubbly personality makes her the perfect person to be greeting visitors and answering your phone queries!

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