About

Joe Collard

Managing Director

Joe is a Biboolmirn Nyoongar with traditional and ancestral ties in the Perth metropolitan region and surrounding areas. He has more than 25 years’ experience in capacity building, social justice, and reconciliation.  He has worked across various community development, capacity building, project management and facilitation roles, including Indigenous Affairs, Government (Housing, Child Protection and Corrective Services), and a range of community organisations.

Joe is passionate about inspiring others to achieve positive change in their lives and in their workplaces. Through effective coaching and mentoring, and strong leadership, he empowers people to work towards a shared vision.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Indigenous Community Management & Development)
  • Diploma in Language and Linguistics
  • Diploma in Counselling
  • Certificate IV in Training & Assessment

Natasha Micheal

Operations Manager

Natasha is a Biboolmirn Yorga with family ties to the Beverley (Avon River) and Narrogin regions. Her passion is to improve the education, health and wellbeing of her people and the broader community. Natasha has strong experience in business and community management. She has also spent many years working in the areas of mental health and community services.

Both Joe and Natasha are accredited Aboriginal Mental Health First Aid (AMHFA) facilitators.

Jacob Collard

Project Manager

Jacob’s working career has included positions with Perth Glory Football Club, Western Australian Police Service (WAPOL) and Offender Management. He is currently a committee member for the Aboriginal Justice Advisory Group for Department of Justice. Jacob has a keen interest in youth mentoring and diversionary programs as alternatives to imprisonment.  

Jacob, Natasha, and Joe all work in the areas of culture, healing, and professional growth. 

We welcome your enquiry to see how the Djoona team may be able to assist you. Please get in touch with us for a friendly chat.