Chelsea Aniba – Top Western Islands Cluster Rep


A strong but humble young woman of the Dhoeybaw clan (Wild Yam) of Saibai Island, whose ambition has always been to help Torres Strait islanders and Aboriginal people in closing the gap on social issues, to improve services and create opportunities for business development, home ownership and Native title development. Climate change has always be [...]

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, [...]

Rita Kaitap – Inner Western Cluster Rep


Rita Kaitap was born at Thursday Island and her father reigns from the Far Western Island of Saibai and Western Samoan and her mother reigns from Far Eastern Island of Mer and Rotumah Island of Fiji and both their families settled at Badu Is from where she inherits and speaks Kala Lagau Ya. Rita has [...]

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 [...]

Jack Kepa – Vice President


Jack was born on Thursday Island in the Kaurareg Country and was raised on Yorke and Yam Island in the Kulkalgal Country in the Central Torres Strait. Jack is the 6th Generation of one of the most Fierce Legendary Warrior of the Torres Strait named King Kebisu and 8th generation of King Kebisu Grandfather Diri [...]

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 [...]