Kristy Stewart is our new Aboriginal Projects Coordinator. Find out more about Kristy, including her role as the Aboriginal Projects Coordinator, what she's looking forward to the most about working at Cancer Council WA and more!
Tell us a bit about yourself? Where did you work before Cancer Council WA and do you have any favourite hobbies?
My name is Kristy Stewart and I'm a proud Jaru woman from the Kimberley region. I have two grown kids; my son is getting married later this year and my daughter plays for the Fremantle Dockers. My third child is my Toy Poodle, Ivy - my kids think I spoil her more than I spoil them! I love to spend time outdoors, hiking, camping, watching the footy and enjoying an amazing sunset.
For many years, I've been a primary school teacher. I've taught in the Goldfields, Wheatbelt, Kimberley, Pilbara and the Great Southern...I might have even taught in your town!
What does your new role at Cancer Council WA entail?
As the Aboriginal Projects Coordinator, my role includes being part of and helping to manage our Aboriginal Reference Group, supporting the team that delivers the Cancer Education Course (check this out if you haven't heard of it yet), creating our quarterly ‘Let's Talk' e-bulletin, liaising with our Aboriginal Advisory Board as well as building the profile of CCWA's programs and initiatives within the Aboriginal community.
Although I've only been in this role for a couple of months, I'm really enjoying meeting the other teams and learning more about what CCWA does.
What are you looking forward to most about your new role?
I'm especially looking forward to getting out into the community and meeting all of you. I want to get a better idea of ways that CCWA can help support you to support your community.