KWT Former Board Member
Taneisha Webster is a proud Wathaurong woman who is committed to empowering her community through cultural connection and self-determination.
She has worked at VACCA for 4 years as a Kinship Care case manager, Team Leader of Kinship, Foster and Leaving Care, and Senior Advisor in Cultural Planning in various regions. She currently works as an Aboriginal Therapeutic Practitioner in Eastern region. Taneisha is passionate about supporting healing through cultural connection, knowledge and practice.
She completed a Degree in Arts majoring in Psychology at Monash University in 2014 and subsequently attained her Honours in Psychology at the University of Adelaide in 2018. Her thesis explored lateral violence and its impacts on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the workplace.
Taneisha has been a Board member of Willum Warrain (a community-run Gathering Place on the Mornington Peninsula) since 2015 and held various roles including Secretary and Vice President. She has recently been elected President. She has sought and acquitted funding on behalf of the organisation and is keenly aware of the importance of investment in community to achieve its goals.
In 2016, she was the recipient of the Ricci Marks award (a Victoria-wide Aboriginal Young Achievers' Award for Youth Leadership) in recognition of her professional work with Aboriginal children in out of home care and as an emerging community leader.
Taneisha is passionate about building community capacity through cultural strengthening and empowerment. She is excited about the opportunity that Koondee Woonga-gat Toor-rang will allow, for Aboriginal communities to take control of initiatives, to develop them from start to finish, run by and for local mobs.