Shaan Hamann, principal director/program co-facilitator/project management

Shaan Hamann is a Gamilaroi / Weilwan woman and her involvement in Aboriginal affairs spans more than two decades.  She was born and raised in Darwin in the Northern Territory. She has worked in government, private and Aboriginal community controlled sectors in the areas of Native Title, tertiary and community education, policy development and the social and emotional wellbeing.  Shaan has been involved in the development and implementation of the Marumali Program since it began in 2000.  Shaan has a degree in Adult Education and is a qualified trainer/assessor and her involvement in Marumali includes co-facilitation of many Marumali workshops. Shaan is a second generation survivor of forcible removal policies and recently cooridinated  an external evaluation of the Marumali Program.


Maurice Walker, program co-facilitator

Maurice was born and raised in Queensland but now lives in the ACT. He has a long history of working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. He was involved at a national level in major projects such as Stolen Generations and the “Bringing Them Home” programs and has also worked at the grass roots level on the Aboriginal Deaths in Custody initiative. He has a Level 2 Train the Trainer Certificate through the Australian Institute of Management (2001).Maurice works closely with Lorraine in facilitating the Marumali program workshops.