As a leader in his community, Steven is passionate about developing youth, preserving Indigenous culture and language and ensuring adequate services, resources and quality of life for marginalised people affected by disability or circumstance.
Steven has 19 years’ experience working in management, service provision and coordination roles for Aboriginal youth, aged care, disability and mental health in Government and community organisations. He holds a number of qualifications in management, youth work, disability and employment services.
A keen AFL supporter, Steven also enjoys getting back to the land, fishing, hunting, cooking and passing on these skills and traditions to future generations.
He has maintained a close personal and working relationship with the Adelaide and Flinders Ranges communities for most of his life.
Darrien’s career has included project management and coordination at a state and national level as well as corporate and managerial roles within the Aboriginal community controlled health sector. He is a Justice of the Peace and has held executive positions on numerous Aboriginal community boards of management.
He holds a number of qualifications in finance and business management as well as a Graduate Certificate in Management (Learning).
The provision of culturally customised services, systems and solutions throughout the community, to achieve economic autonomy and cultural freedom by Indigenous Community Professionals.