Ordinary Board Member

Lived Experience Advocate | Social Service Individual Member

Renna Gayde is a Walbunja woman from the Yuin Nation, living on Noongar Boodja for nearly 30 years. Renna holds a position as the Cultural and Community Engagement Co-Ordinator at the Foundation for Indigenous Sustainable Health working on the FISH Mayalup Karla Waangkiny Justice and Healing Initiative. She studies full-time, pursuing a Bachelor of Social Work at Curtin University whilst working across many other projects and spaces. Renna draws on her diverse lived and professional experiences of adversity and disadvantage and she is well-known across the sector, government, and within the community for her unwavering commitment to advocacy, social justice and human rights. Renna contributed to the development of the WACOSS Lived Experience Partnership Framework and was the longest-standing Lived Experience Advisor on the recently concluded 100 Families WA project. She says, “It is a privilege to now be serving on the board of WACOSS and contributing to the strategic mission of engaging community and accelerating change”.