Our Team

Jabalbina is a high functioning Corporation that consists of established operational arms. There are 34 staff members employed with Jabalbina that contribute to the aspirations of Eastern Kuku Yalanji Traditional Owners.

The Jabalbina staff consists of Yalanjiwarra and non-Yalanjiwarra that contribute to the overall strategic plan set for the organisation and the aspirations of Elders. Our team includes the following:

Administration Team

Joshua Paterson – General Manager

Robin Saltmarsh – Financial Controller

Sharon Doble – Accounts Officer

James Kerr – Compliance Manager


Cultural Heritage Team 

Kellerina Schreiber – Receptionist/Cultural Advisor

On-Country Youth Justice Program

Alex Friday – On Country Program Manager

Liam Cashmere – Cultural Mentor

Ray Austin – Cultural Mentor

David Duncan – Cultural Mentor

Victoria Lees – Mentor & Camp Crew

Tourism Program

Saisha Schonenberger- Tourism Cultural Manager


Project Officers

Jon Ryan – Projects Officer

Alexis Sheldrick-Port – Projects Officer

Dawn Harrigan –  Projects Officer

Ranger/IPA Program

Rickie Burchill – Ranger Manager

Allira Alvoen – IPA Manager

Roger Thomas- Ranger Coordinator (Assets)


IMA Rangers:

Conrad Yeatman – Principal Ranger IMA

Kallum Clarke – Senior Ranger IMA


Northern Ranger Crew:

Charlie Ross-Kelly – Northern Ranger Team Leader

Vincent Tayley – Ranger

Alistair Gibson – Ranger

Nikita Jack-Tayley – Ranger

Southern Ranger Crew:

Nigel Minniecon – Southern Ranger Team Leader

Gerard Kulka – Ranger

Kim Missionary – Ranger

Reef Restoration Project & Nursery Team

Jason Petersen – Project Co-ordinator

Damien McLean – Team Leader

Jennifer Burchill – Nursery-hand

Amelia Ryan – Nursery-hand

Brett Cobb-Leo – Nursery-hand

Michael Yeatman – Nursery-hand

Ambrose Smith – Nursery-hand

Maryanne Port – Nursery-hand


Jabalbina acknowledges and pays respect to our Eastern Kuku Yalanji Elders past, present and emerging.

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