Fasheena is a proud Aboriginal and Islander Woman, she is a descendant from the Wonnarua people located in Singleton, Hunter Valley, New South Wales and from Papua New Guinea.

Fasheena has served in the Australian Regular Army for over 14 years as a Human Resources (HR) Administrator, mostly in North Queensland. Fasheena has had a diverse career within the Army, including postings to the 1st Battalion Royal Australian Regiment and 3rd Brigade Headquarters. Fasheena has also undertaken roles outside of her HR specialty, including time as a recruit instructor, deploying on Operation Accordion to the Middle East in 2015, as well as aiding the Papua New Guinean Defence Force as part of a Mentoring Training Team in 2013. Her career highlight has been her time accompanying her serving spouse to Beijing, China on his posting to the Australian Defence Attaché Office. This wonderful experience in China allowed her to develop her global networking skills, increase her professional development, give her a sense of global cultural awareness. Other career highlights for Fasheena are playing Army Rugby and for the Australian Services Rugby Union – Women’s team 15’s & 7’s, touring New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

With the exposure as a HR Administrator coupled with a diverse postings background, Fasheena embarked on a journey to further her tertiary education and will complete a Bachelor of Adult and Vocational Education. Fasheena is known for her professionalism, pragmatism, and her leadership skills. Fasheena excelled in her role in the Indigenous Programs team at JY Australia, building efficiencies and strengthening the Indigenous Development and Employment Program. Since her departure from JY Australia, Fasheena has remained in a casual position mentoring the participants in the IDEP.

Fasheena is married with 3 young children, she enjoys family time and watching the rugby.