About Gaimaragal’s Director

Susan Moylan-Coombs

Susan Moylan-Coombs

The Gaimaragal Group’s founding director is Susan Moylan-Coombs. The company was established to create a new story of connection and wellbeing for all Australians.

Our aim is to facilitate the voice for our Elders in the contemporary social space, empower our youth to realise their full potential, and provide two-way cultural translation to bring individuals and communities together

Susan’s ancestry is Woolwonga and Gurindji from the Northern Territory. She has extensive experience working with First Australian communities nationally and internationally, with specific expertise in community consultation, empowerment and the facilitation of voice and storytelling.  Susan previously held the positions of Executive Producer ABC’s Indigenous Programs Unit and Head of Production, NITV a division of SBS.

Today, Susan uses her expertise to work with mainstream organisations and communities in the provision of cultural competency and immersion sessions as well as social planning processes. Susan is part of the group known as the Stolen Generations and has lived experience of the trauma associated with removal, loss, dispossession and disconnection.

Susan contributes her time to a number of boards and committees;

  • A Founding Board member of the PTSD Australia New Zealand (Fearless Outreach)
  • Founder and current Co-Chair, Guringai Festival Committee
  • Member Northern Sydney Aboriginal Women’s Health Check Committee
  • Member Northern Sydney Local Health District Aboriginal Advisory Committee
  • Member Guringai Local Aboriginal Education Consultative Group
  • Membership of the  Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG)