Maimie was elected as Chairperson in September 2017 for a two-year term. Maimie is a strong leader in Blackstone community, Western Australia, she is often called on to speak for her community and region through NPY Women’s Council and other forms. She has a special interest in speaking up for and improving services and support to people with mental illness.
She was first elected as a director in September 2015. Maimie is a trained Aboriginal Mental Health First Aid presenter and a former Deputy Chairperson of Ngaanyatjarra Council. Her resume includes a strong history of providing cultural knowledge to workplaces in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands including Ngaanyatjarra Land Management, Ngaanyatjarra Health, and she is a member of the highly regarded Uti Kulintjaku workshops facilitated by NPY Women’s Council. Her committee work includes Advisory committee, Ngaanyatjarra Health, Council member, Blackstone Art Centre and Director Desart.
Maimie has an extensive work history previously working as a nurse in Perth, health worker in Blackstone and Tjukurla, Education officer on the Ngaanyatjarra Lands, working in the community Store in Blackstone and Tjukurla. Maimie is a well-known translator having providing translation for the Ngaanyatjarra Health Training Students. Maimie has a certificate in First Aid Training. Maimie is both a talented singer for the Blackstone Church Choir and is both a painter and Tjanpi fibre artists. She was the Papulankutja Artists Chairperson in 2009.