Chief Executive Officer, National Aboriginal Community Controlled Heath Organisation (NACCHO)

Ms. Briggs is a Gunditjmara Aboriginal woman from the Western District of Victoria and an Aboriginal Health Worker by trade. She has worked in the field of Aboriginal health for the last 25 years, predominantly within the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Sector.

During her time at Oxfam Australia, Ms. Briggs’ experience extended to being part of the National Coalition for the Close the Gap Campaign, which looks at health equality and extending the life expectancy of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia.

Ms. Briggs is at the final stages of completing her Masters in Public Health through the Institute of Koorie Education at Deakin University. Recently she has held the Public Health and Research Unit Manager position at VACCHO where her main focus was identifying the impacts of government’s Closing the Gap initiatives.

Lisa was appointed CEO of NACCHO in September 2012