Associate Professor Faye McMillan
Associate Professor Faye McMillan was the winner of the NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year at the 2019 NSW Women of the Year Awards.
Associate Professor Faye McMillan is a Wiradjuri yinaa (woman) from Trangie, NSW. Faye is an inaugural Atlantic Fellow, where she has developed an app to support people experiencing mental health concerns. Faye is a founding member of Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA), was a board member of IAHA from 2009-2017, Chairperson from 2010-2016, and works at Charles Sturt University as the Director of the Djirruwang Program – Bachelor of Health Science (Mental Health). Faye is a board member for Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network and is on the community advisory committee for the Wagga Wagga Notre Dame Medical School.
Faye holds a Doctor of Health Science, a Master of Indigenous Health Studies, Bachelor of Pharmacy and is Australia's first registered Aboriginal Pharmacist. Faye also holds a Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Governance from the University of Arizona (USA) and Wiradjuri Language Culture and Heritage and is currently completing a Graduate Certificate in Education through Melbourne University.
In 2018 Faye was a finalist in the NSW Women of the Year Awards in two categories (Regional Business woman of the Year and Aboriginal Woman of the Year). In 2017 Faye was recognised in the Who's Who of Australian Women and in 2014 Faye was included in the Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence. Faye is also the proud mother to Kye and Ethan, as well as a daughter, granddaughter, sister, aunt and friend.