Darren Johnson joined CAAPS Board in 2015. Accepting the role of Chairperson in 2017, Darren has held this position since then.
Darren complements the Board’s collective knowledge of governance, with significant experience in project and contract management. Currently working with the Northern Territory Government in Regional Development, he has many years of experience with remote communities and homelands service delivery including programs and funding.
Vice Chair Person
Kay Gehan has been part of CAAPS Board since 2012, she accepted the role of Vice Chairperson on the Board in 2017 and has held this position since then.
Kay has a long history of commitment to CAAPS, both as a past Chairperson and Staff member. Kay currently works within the sector.
Frank Ah Mat has worked all of his life to improve the lives of Indigenous people in the Northern Territory and is actively involved with a number of local sporting associations and community service committees.
Frank is one of the longest serving board members, he has been on CAAPS board continually since 2012.
Mike is an accountant with an Adelaide-based firm that has an office in Darwin. He joined CAAPS Board in 2017 as the first skills-based Independent non-member Director appointed by the Board to assist with financial governance.
Mike has been re-appointed by the Board as an Independent Director each year since then.
Curtis Roman joined CAAPS Board in 2021, he is a local Larrakia man, born and raised in Darwin. Curtis is an academic who has dedicated his career to improving the lives of Aboriginal people.
Curtis has published papers on Aboriginal issues in academic journals, both in Australia and overseas. He has also delivered many public seminars on Aboriginal issues. The aim of Curtis’ work is to share Aboriginal people’s perspectives with the non-Aboriginal community; to create and improve the understanding of Aboriginal issues and culture.
Michelle McColm is a Darwin born Aboriginal woman with maternal family ties to the Kimberley region of WA. Michelle is an experienced educator with an understanding of the impact Western culture has on many Aboriginal families.
Michelle believes all people should feel valued and included in their community and be able to access support if and when it is needed. Michelle was keen to join CAAPS Board in 2021 as she is excited by the expansion of CAAPS work in supporting children and families.