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Ms Lisa Thorpe

CEO, Bubup Wilam for Early Learning Aboriginal Child and Family Centre

Lisa Thorpe, a Gunditjmara/Gunnai woman from Victoria, is currently the CEO of Bubup Wilam for Early Learning Aboriginal Child and Family Centre. She has been integral to the inception and development of Bubup Wilam and about ensuring the right to self-determination for Aboriginal children and their families.

For most of her working life, Lisa has been employed in Aboriginal community-based and community-controlled organisations. She has managed and worked on many programs that have directly contributed to the provision of services for Aboriginal people.

Lisa has a Master in Public Health from Deakin University where she worked as an Associate Professor with the Institute of Koorie Education for seven years. A strong advocate for her people, she works tirelessly to ensure Bubup Wilam’s rights to self-determination are met. Lisa has lived in Melbourne’s Thomastown for 30 years and has four children and four grandchildren.