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 and she is a highly recognised Social Worker.
Ivy returns to the organisation after having previously held an executive position with TSIMA as Treasurer for several years.
Ivy was the first Torres Strait Islander Social Worker having graduated from Queensland University in 1986. She has worked in health as a Social Worker for over 30-years and continues to advocate for Torres Strait Islander rights and cultural safety. Mrs Trevallion is also an active representative on several national bodies.