Shooting Stars is pleased to announce Dr Glenda Kickett has been appointed as the Chairperson for Glass Jar Australia.
Dr Kickett has served on the Board since March 2017, and replaces Professor Colleen Hayward, who was appointed Chairperson in December 2016.
An initiative of Netball WA, Glass Jar Australia runs the Shooting Stars program, which uses netball and other tools as the vehicles to drive greater engagement and attendance at school of young Aboriginal girls living in WA’s remote communities and regional towns.
Glass Jar Australia also helps individuals to experience the many benefits of participating in physical activity and exercise, and in the process delivers further promotion of the needs of remote Aboriginal communities, and in particular women.
A proud Whadjuk and Ballardong Noongar woman, Dr Kickett is the Program Coordinator for the Australian Childhood Foundation and has also been the NAIDOC Perth Chairperson since 2008.
A published author, her professional commitments and community activities are extensive and her work has been recognised by awards and scholarships.
“I am proud to become the Chairperson of Glass Jar Australia, Shooting Stars, following on from Colleen Hayward who set the foundation for the program,” Dr Kickett said.
“I believe in the program and using netball as a vehicle to enable our young women to achieve in their education and to make healthy life choices; and ultimately to become our future leaders empowering our communities”.
Shooting Stars Executive Officer Fran Haintz welcomed the appointment.
“Glenda is an incredibly accomplished female leader, and we’re fortunate to have had her experience on our Board since 2017, and are looking forward to that continued leadership in her new role,” Haintz said.
“Glenda is renowned for her commitment to community development, so her extensive knowledge and experience in this industry is going to continue to position Shooting Stars as a leader in its field.”
“I would also like to make special mention of Professor Colleen Hayward, who has served as Chairperson since December 2016, and have no doubt that her leadership and strategic vision have helped put us in the strong position we are today.”
The Board meeting also saw the appointment of cultural advocate, Carol Innes.
Innes has extensive experience in the government sector as a mentor, consultant, Board Director and project manager, and is currently the Co-Chair of Reconciliation WA, Board Member of North Metropolitan Health Service and is an advisory member to the Kalamunda Arts Committee.
“Carol brings a wealth of experience to our Board,” Haintz said.
“She has worked in the not for profit sector for more than two decades, and is a strong advocate of community cultural development in Western Australia.”
“I welcome Carol to the Board, and look forward to working alongside her and the rest of the Directors as we continue to affect genuine change in the lives of our participants.”