Spotlight on Wunan Staff: Maria Lovison
1 October 2014
Maria Lovison is the new Manager of Ningkuwum-Ngamayuwu Halls Creek Children and Family Centre and has been settling into her new role over the past four months. She grew up on Beagle Bay near Broome, and comes with a wealth of experience in regards to Indigenous Affairs.
She feels privileged to be working back in the Kimberley after living in Victoria for the past few years working as a Native Title Lawyer. Maria also has a Community Development degree and is looking forward to the challenge of working in partnerships with local people and organisations in Halls Creek to make a positive impact in the community.
Maria enjoys reading especially about Aboriginal history and its people. She also enjoys relaxing to music by composers such as Paul Kelly, Pigram Brothers, Warumpi Band, Andrea Bocelli, Nina Simone and Rodriguez (Sugar Man). When she lived in Melbourne she loved visiting the grand old churches and libraries as well as the museums. Another of her favourite pastime is “going bush” – camping and fishing and just being at one with nature.
Maria is passionate about working with Aboriginal people and communities in making a difference to their lives. Her vision of the future is for an Aboriginal nation rich in culture and free from welfare dependency.