Shaun is a Windajeri person from the Monaro Country.
Shaun commenced with Berry Street at the inception of the Take Two program in 2004. He now holds a wide ranging role as Senior Manager Aboriginal Service Development for all of Berry Street, including the Take Two program and the Berry Street Childhood Institute.
Shaun has an extensive background working initially as a Community Psychiatric Nurse, followed by policy and program development, management and training roles in both mainstream and Aboriginal community organisations across 20 years.
Shaun contributes on many Boards and Committees. These include the Committee of Management for Education and Training of Aboriginal Health Workers in Victoria, the Committee for Oversight of Research Studies for the Australian Institute of Family Studies and the Board of Directors for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Healing Foundation.
Shaun was instrumental in the development of the first Indigenous Family Therapy curriculum with La Trobe University/The Bouverie Centre. Shaun also developed the ‘Yarning Up on Trauma’ training which is delivered to organisations working with Indigenous families across Australia and he co-authored the publication linked to this training.
Shaun is passionate about improving service delivery and responsiveness, and working in culturally sensitive ways with Indigenous children and their families.
In 2012, Shaun joined the Berry Street Childhood Institute half time as the Senior Manager Aboriginal Service Development. He also retains line management responsibility for the Take Two Aboriginal team.