Julie Tongs

Julie Tongs is the Chief Executive Officer of Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health and Community Services. She has more than 30 years’ experience working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs and was the ACT Indigenous Person of the Year.

Julie has extensive experience in advising, formulating, implementing and evaluating public health initiatives, programs and policy at a local, regional and national level. She has been a national leader and a strong advocate of quality improvement initiatives within the Aboriginal Community Controlled sector.

Julie is also the recipient of a number of awards. In 2011 Julie received the ACT Local Hero Award within the Australian of the Year Awards 2012, and in 2012 she was honoured with the Medal of the Order of Australia.

Julie’s vision is that Winnunga continues to build on its reputation as a national leader in the provision of holistic primary health care services delivered in a culturally appropriate environment that achieves improved health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.