Wayne has been a practitioner in Adult Education for over 20 years including professional sports coaching, University post graduate lecturing, and VET curriculum development and assessment. He has also worked extensively in management consulting and governance in the public and private sectors.
Together with his wife Francesca, Wayne pastored a Vineyard Christian church in Sydney for 5 years.
He has travelled and worked extensively in cross-cultural contexts, designing and delivering Aboriginal community engagement programs to government agencies in various States.
His qualifications include a Masters of Training and Development; a degree in Biblical Studies (Theology); Certificate IV in Training & Assessment and Advanced Diploma of Management. Wayne has been a registered Commonwealth Marriage Celebrant for over 15 years.
Recent roles include CEO of Why Warriors Org Limited – a registered charity working with the Yolngu people of Arnhem Land; Anangu Educator in Central Australia (APY Lands) with United Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress; and State Director of Training and Development for the NSW Aboriginal Land Council.
Kama Mico (MBBS) is a Medical Doctor passionate about community development and preventative health. She stepped outside the Western model of health care delivery for 10 years, to focus on a deep exploration of root causes of the health crises in remote communities. She spent 8 years living on Elcho Island, a remote Indigenous community in North East Arnhem Land.
Kama spent five years as an Enterprise Facilitator, journeying with passionate Yolngu people wanting to develop projects. This put her up close with the complex socio- economic realities of life in remote communities. She supported a group of Yolngu women to establish a social enterprise, which provides culturally appropriate health and education programs within their community.
Kama experienced the power of nutrition in overcoming personal health issues, and then had the privilege of sharing this experience with a friend Dianne Birritjalawuy. Together they designed and implemented Hope for Health, a pioneering program to support Yolngu families to make lifestyle change.
Kama’s work focuses on using experiential education and the framework of traditional diets, to help empower people to reclaim their vitality. As well as grass roots work in remote communities, Kama has been involved in pioneering retreat models to bring Indigenous and non- Indigenous participants together on a shared journey. Kama is passionate about the power and relevance of the wisdom held in traditional cultures, and bridging the gap between different cultural worlds.