Renee is a proud member of the Gubbi Gubbi (Kabi Kabi) nation and is a passionate
advocate for the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Her career began with the role of Aboriginal Health Worker in the early 1990s in Brisbane. She gained a Bachelor of Nursing from Australian Catholic University in 2000 and has worked in urban and remote settings ever since as a Registered Nurse. Renee has over 25 years experience in operational, management and leadership roles across primary health care, acute care and community health. In 2016 Renee was the Health Services Director at ATSICHS Brisbane and most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Gidgee Health in Mt Isa. Additionally, Renee is a Clinical Fellow in the Faculty of Health, School of Nursing at Queensland University of Technology.