Board Members


Michelle McColm

Chair Person

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.

Leonie Patterson

Vice Chair Person

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Frank Ahmat


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 Levy

Independent Director

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.