Community Panel member
Appointed December 2016
Catherine Poutasi was born and raised in Aotearoa, New Zealand and moved to Wollongong, Australia in 2013 with her family. Catherine is on the Board of Management for the Ethnic Communities Council of New South Wales (ECCNSW) and is on the Executive Committee of the Federation of Ethnic Communities Council of Australia (FECCA).
Catherine has a Masters degree in Organisational Psychology and is of Samoan and New Zealand-European descent.
Catherine is currently a Project Manager at Family and Community Services in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Southern District. Catherine is also the Director of Integrity Professionals (IPRO), a small consultancy specialising in project management, service reviews and evaluations. IPRO partners with culturally and linguistically diverse groups in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.
Catherine has extensive experience in both health and social services and has operated her own business since 2007.