Reverend John DihmChair Person
Reverend John has a Bachelor of Theology, Bachelor of Pastoral Ministry, and Masters of Social Science (counselling). He is an ordained minister of the Uniting Church and has filled placements in the city and outback South Australia, which has included hospital and mental health chaplaincies.
Andrew JackVice Chair
I have been teaching with the Department of Education since 1983, working in a number of city and country locations over this time. The past twenty years have been in administrative roles as either Deputy Principal or Principal. I have been a part of the Nintirri Board since late 2017 after commencing at Tom Price SHS as Principal in July of the same year.
I live life with a belief that our similarities are why we can live work and grow together, regardless of diverse backgrounds and that diversity is the essence of strong, nurturing communities. I have a Bachelor of Business and have held management positions in a diverse working career and currently hold a senior role as part of Rio Tinto’s Tom Price and Marandoo operation, holding a position on the division’s senior management team.
Peter is a Councillor with the Shire of Ashburton, first elected in 2011. Peter works locally with the Department of Communities and is an active member of the community serving on various committees. Peter has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Newcastle (NSW) majoring in Humanities. Peter has extensive governance, leadership, public speaking and board experience.
Renae LynchGeneral committee
Renae has lived most of her life in the Pilbara. She has a passion for the community she belongs to and for helping people find the beauty in it. Being a parent in Tom Price, she discovered how important Nintirri is for bringing people together, be it as new parents, or long-term residents who need connections. Renae is in her first year on the Nintirri Management Board.
Nicole MizenGeneral committee
Nicole grew up and went to high school in Paraburdoo, before moving to Perth to pursue her sporting dreams. She played softball for both WA and Australia, but stopped in 2009, after a serious knee and back injury at work. She joined the police force in 2002 and has been a police officer for 18.5 years. She loves her job and is very passionate about country policing and making each town she visits a better place for all community members. Now she is Officer in Charge at Tom Price Police Station, having served at many stations throughout the state. She enjoys being involved in as many community groups or clubs as she can, as it is one way of influencing change and contributing to positive impacts for the local community. Nicole has been part of the Nintirri Board for one year.
Cherie SibosadoGeneral committee
Cherie holds a Diploma in Leadership & Management and qualifications in Employment Service, Social Housing and Career Development. She comes from a background in Community Development with a focus on human services, social justice and economic development working in leadership roles in several not-for-profit entities and government agencies. Cherie brings her strong desire to inspire the next generation of Aboriginal community leaders to lead the growth of sustainable businesses and community organisations is evident in her passionate approach to community development and commitment to mentoring others. Currently employed as Program Manager for the Gascoyne Region by Ngala Midwest & Gascoyne, Cherie also gives her time and expertise generously to other organisation as a volunteer, serving as a Director with the Alive and Kicking Goals Suicide Project, Centacare Kimberley and Far North Community Services. Cherie has joined the Nintirri Management Board as recently as May 2020.
Debbie ThomasGeneral committee
Deb is a Child Health and School Nurse whose children have grown up in Tom Price. Volunteering and giving back to community runs in her blood which is why she joined the Nintirri Management Board as recently as June 2020.