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Working for a better future and outcomes for our children

Our Staff

QATSICPP have 5 full-time employees and 3 part-time employees. 

Our staff have a wealth of knowledge and experience in working within the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Child Protection Sector.

The principal purpose of QATSICPP and our staff and is to promote and advocate the rights, safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people and their families.  Our shared understanding, experiences, relationships and principles of working with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities gives us a solid framework to assist in the design and implementation of a range of resources to support our membership to meet the needs of their communities.  We provide leadership in advocacy and the development of policies, strategies and program to resource, support and strengthen the capacity and capability of our memberships in the interests of our children, families and communities.

Meet our team


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Natalie Lewis
Chief Executive Officer
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Candice Butler
Senior Practice Leader 

Lenny Dahlen
Member Engagement and Support Coordinator 

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Sidney Williams
Senior Practice Leader
Training and Education Coordinator

Dion Tatow
Regional Practice Leader

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Eva Ruggiero
Queensland Family Matters Campaign Coordinator

Paula May
Office Manager 

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QATSICPP Senior Policy Officer
Andrea Osborne
QATSICPP Finance Manager
  • Child Protection Environment


    of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children were placed with a kinship or Indigenous carer.
  • Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak


    There are 69,200 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children / young people in Queensland.