Dean Heta

Cultural Engagement Coordinator

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Phone: +61 3 8344 1545


About Dean

Dean Heta is an Aboriginal Man from Albury Wodonga, His mother is a Wiradjuri Woman from Narrandera NSW and Dean’s father is of Maori descent and is from the top end of the North Island of New Zealand and is part of the Ngapuhi Tribe.

Dean professional background is in dual diagnosis (Mental Health and Drugs and Alcohol), he has worked in a number of different roles providing services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their families.

Dean moved to Melbourne 4 years ago from Albury/Wodonga to take up an opportunity with Melbourne Health – Royal Melbourne Hospital as the Aboriginal Service Development Worker. Before joining the University of Melbourne and the Murrup Barak team, Dean was employed by AFL SportsReady as the Vocational Training and Employment Centre(VTEC) Coordinator.