Aboriginal Health Program Officer

Mas joined the Positive Life NSW team in April 2022 working in the Aboriginal Health Program.  He is responsible for providing support to the Program and liaising with members of the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities living with or at risk of acquiring HIV to facilitate engagement in the co-designed Aboriginal Health Needs Assessment.  He is committed to ensuring members of the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities living with HIV have a say on access to services alongside family and friends at risk of HIV.

Mas is a proud Torres Strait Islander man from Boigu Island, and his Aboriginal grandmother is from the Mapoon community in Cape York Peninsula. He is fiercely passionate about promoting the well-being, human rights and social, cultural and physical interests of Australia’s First Peoples, especially all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with HIV. 

Mas has over 12 years’ experience within the Australian First Peoples’ community sector, as a Director, Chairperson, Delegate, and member of a range of Indigenous Corporations, representing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and culture through educational, training and policy development activities. Mas has previously worked with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission, at the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations in the Department of the Prime Minster and Cabinet, in corporate finance at Westpac, and at the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisation (AFAO) as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities Project Officer.

Mas holds a Diploma in Business Governance and Certificates in Training & Assessment, Management and Indigenous Leadership. In his spare time Mas can often be found out and about on his e-scooter, is a keen dronographer who enjoys flying drones and running a small Indigenous online chocolate business.

4 Support
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Support
BLOG +
housing support for people living with HIV
TALKABOUT
Ageing support for older people with HIV
SUBSCRIBE
treatments and Managing your HIV
4 Support
SUBSCRIBE
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Support
housing support for people living with HIV
Ageing Support
Treatments and Managing your HIV
BLOG +
TALKABOUT