Lynette Kilby, Lyn for short, is a proud Wiradjuri woman born and bred in Griffith NSW. Lyn is a mother of 5 and has a football team of grand children and great grandchildren. As a Proud Wiradjuri woman with strong ties to Warengesda, and having raised her children on a mission, Lyn has seen and lived through the hardships and issues so many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have and continue to face. Lyn is eager to assist where she can to alleviate these issues.
Up until April 2020 Lyn was employed by the Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) Limited (ALS), a position she had held for over 20 years, firstly as a Field Officer based in the Griffith Office covering the Central and South West of NSW assisting the Community through the criminal justice system, and then as the Western Region Community Engagement Manager covering two thirds of the state this side of the Blue Mountains. Lyn’s position was made redundant in April 2020 and she is now retired.
Lyn is currently a Director of the Griffith Aboriginal Medical Service (GAMS) and for many years, up until recently, held the Chairperson position, assisting the service to grow into one of the best holistic health providers across the Communities GAMS services, however Lyn had to step down from the Chairperson position due to relocating.
Lyn has and continues to work with communities to recognise and alleviate issues that exist in the various sectors. Her work is community minded, advocating for Community across the health, legal, aged care, childcare and education sectors. Her mission is to raise the platform of Aboriginal people wherever she can so that Community members, on an individual and collective level can have a voice and feel empowered.
Lyn is very familiar with the issues that Aboriginal people face through lived experience and from spending her entire adult life working for and within Communities. Lyn’s aim is to do the best she can to advocate for Aboriginal people on a personal and professional level and assist Communities in overcoming the injustices Aboriginal people face across the board on a daily basis.