Dawn Wallam

Dawn Wallam

CEO | Yorganop

Dawn is a Wadandi woman of the Noongar Nation with more than 40 years’ experience, and a commitment to excellence in governance and service provision, for improving the wellbeing of Aboriginal children.

Her experience has spanned both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children’s services, especially Out-of-Home care. Dawn is the Chief Executive Officer of Yorganop Association Incorporated, a founding member of the Noongar Child Protection Council, and is currently serving as the Council’s Interim Chairperson. Dawn has been proactive in representing Aboriginal children’s issues at all levels including local, state, national and international forums. Dawn is a Life Member of SNAICC – the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Childcare – the National Voice for our Children.

In 2005 Dawn was one of the international founding signatories of the Sub Group on Indigenous Children to the United Nations Working Group on the Rights of the Child.

Dawn has recently commenced a journey to work within a Sanctuary Framework of organisational change and trauma informed care, and is committed to promoting safety and recovery from adversity through the active creation of trauma informed community. Dawn brings incredible passion and unparalleled experience to the WACOSS Board.