Marni Tuala is a proud Bundjalung woman who grew up on country in Northern NSW and comes from a long line of healers. Marni brings a unique perspective to her role, as Deputy Director of Aboriginal Health for the North Coast primary health network, having studied both midwifery and the law. Marni is the regional strategic lead for Aboriginal Health within the NCPHN and works collaboratively across the region with health services, clinicians, the Community Controlled sector and community members to improve access to quality health care and influence better health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities. Marni has worked clinically as the Aboriginal liaison midwife at The Tweed Hospital and is passionate about improving the cultural safety of the wider health system. As the President of the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM), Marni has led and informed policy change at a national level and has developed the expertise to drive system-wide reform of health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities. Marni holds a Masters in Primary Maternity Care becoming the first Aboriginal person to complete this degree through Griffith University.