Faye McMillan

Faye is a Wiradjuri woman from Trangie (NSW) who is passionate about nation building, Indigenous women in leadership roles and mental health.

Graduating as Australia’s first Aboriginal Pharmacist, Faye soon moved into the allied health field, where she became a founding member of Indigenous Allied Health Australia. Faye currently leads Charles Sturt University’s Djirruwang Program – Bachelor of Health Science (Mental Health).

Faye has always sought out new educational opportunities and used this as an opportunity to learn her language (Wiradjuri). She believes its daily use with her sons and broader family is a critical element of their health and wellbeing.

The impact of being able to speak, hear and listen to language is generational.

Through her Atlantic Fellowship, Faye will take a community care approach to the social and emotional wellbeing and mental health of individuals, through the development of an innovative mobile phone application.

In 2017 Faye has been recognised in the Who's Who of Australian Women and in 2014 was recognised in the Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 women of influence.