Lynnice Church is an Aboriginal woman from the Ngunnawal, Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi people of NSW and the ACT. As a traditional owner, Lynnice has resided in the ACT for most of her life and has dedicated herself to improving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across the region.
Lynnice has over 17 years experience working in the human services sector. She has worked across several ACT Government directorates, including Community Services, Justice and Community Safety, and Canberra Institute of Technology. Throughout her career, Lynnice has been responsible for leading programs and services for vulnerable individuals and families in her community.
Lynnice is currently employed as the Senior Manager, Children Youth Protection Services (CYPS) Performance. In her role, Lynnice leads a team that is responsible for CPYS policy, audit and compliance. Prior to this, Lynnice worked as a Senior Consultant with Insight Consulting where she led a number of key projects in the ACT that focussed on early support reform and co-design. It was through this role that Lynnice established the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Co-design Network, a group that has been instrumental in providing policy and practice advice to the Community Services Directorate.
Lynnice has extensive networks across Australia, acquired through her professional career and her active involvement in the community. She has well-established relationships with senior community and government leaders and ensures that her community’s voice is represented in policy and program design.
A well-known local artist and designer, Lynnice has many artworks across the ACT. Some of the more public artworks include the ACT Reconciliation Day artwork, Gadi Supercomputer at ANU, ACTION buses, Canberra Raiders Indigenous Jersey, ACT Health Cultural Walls, and the artwork designs for Namarag Reserve.
Lynnice is passionate about her community. She is committed to working in partnership with our Aboriginal community-controlled organisations and government to improve the quality of services and supports provided to members of her community.