Jimmy Gela – Eastern Islands Cluster Rep


Mr. Jimmy Gela has bloodlines to Erub (Darnley) Island but was born and raised on Thursday Island where his father worked at the Waiben (Thursday) Island Hospital before moving across to the General Hospital. Jimmy worked on the Railways after finishing High School in 1974. He lived on the both the mainland and Erub Island, [...]

Frank Fauid – Central Islands Cluster Rep


Mr. Frank Fauid was born on Poruma Island, in the Central Islands Cluster of Torres Strait. Frank is interested in media and is passionate about helping TSIMA reach a national and international audience. More importantly, Frank wants to ensure that the RIBS stations on each island is in full operation and broadcasts on a daily [...]

Yuriko Nakachi – Treasurer


Yuriko Nakachi was born on Thursday Island, her father is of Japanese decent (Okinawan), and Hawaiian, (Kailua-Kona).  Yuriko's mother's identity stretches over Western Islands to the far Eastern Islands of Murray (Mer), Darnley, (Erub) Islands in the Torres Strait region and of Melanesian background.  Through her cultural connections today, Yuriko, practices and have brought into [...]

Norah Mosby – Secretary


She is a proud Torres Strait Islander, her bloodlines to Erub (Darnley) and Masig (Yorke) Islands.  But was born and raised on Thursday Island. I’m currently working with Mura Kosker Sorority under the Family Wellbeing Program, my role as a Case Worker which services the Inner Islands (TI,Hammond and Horn Islands). In 2019,  I have [...]

Nancy Pearson


Nancy Pearson is a resident of Kirriri. Her family totems that she shares 'pasin' with include the Morning and Evening Star(the planet Venus) and the tern or 'surrah'. Her roots connects her back to Mer - Ulag Village, Gergeramle(Sunrise people)and Dauarebamle. From Erub, Saisarem to Mabiuag, Wagadagam. As an elected representative of community at grassroots, [...]

Ivy Trevallion – President


Mrs Ivy Trevallion was appointed to the position of TSIMA Board President in February 2020. Her appointment replaces former president Mrs Margaret Cowley, who had held the vital role for nine consecutive years. Mrs Trevallion is a proud Torres Strait Islander woman. In her professional career, she has held the role of cultural safety advocator [...]