Justin Mohamed is a Gooreng Gooreng man from Bundaberg in Queensland, who moved to Shepparton, Victoria in 1988.
Justin works for the University of Melbourne as the Director of its Goulburn Valley Partnerships and Academy of Sport, Health and Education (ASHE). His role encompasses a wide range of partnerships, with a major focus being placed on the University’s prominent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander partnerships.
ASHE – a Rumbalara Football Netball Club and University of Melbourne initiative – is one of these and aims to develop education and employment pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth.
His ability to achieve in his positions has primarily been due to his broad involvement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities and organizations for close to 20 years.
This was recently acknowledged when Justin was re-elected to the position of Chairperson of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO).
He also continues to stand as a member of the Indigenous Health Equity Campaign Steering Committee (Close the Gap Campaign) and Co-Chair of the National Health Leadership Forum.
Throughout his work Justin has maintained a strong link to leading local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations including Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative Ltd (where he previously held the role of CEO and Chairperson), the Koori Resource and Information Centre (KRIC) and the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO).
As an Aboriginal person who is actively involved in his local Community and who holds positions on state and national working groups and committees, Justin has been able to represent and contribute towards improving the overall health and welllbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
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