Samantha Wild is a proud Wakka Wakka and Cobble Cobble woman from the South Burnett region in South East Queensland. She was raised in Hervey Bay on Butchulla country, and has for many years lived and worked on Turrbul and Yugerra country in Meanjin, Brisbane North.
Samantha has over 15 years’ experience working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs in the private and public sectors in various areas such as women’s health, youth mental health, suicide prevention, family wellbeing and domestic and family violence.
Samantha draws on her experience of working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in urban, regional and remote communities to work collaboratively to develop and implement initiatives and research to deliver innovative solutions in First Nation Peoples’ health and social service policy, strategy and evaluation at local, state and national levels.
Samantha has tertiary qualifications in Indigenous Health Promotion (Social and Emotional Well-being), Trauma and Recovery, Public Health (Indigenous Health) and Applied Health Science (Indigenous Primary Health Care).