Pathfinders is governed by a board of directors:

Fiona Miron – Chair


Fiona completed her Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at the Australian National University in 1995 and obtained a post-graduate qualification in arbitration from the University of Adelaide in 2006. Fiona was admitted to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of the ACT and a solicitor of the High Court of Australia in 1996, and a solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW in 2000.

Fiona has been in private practice as a solicitor in the ACT and later in NSW since 1996, practicing initially in the areas of insurance litigation and criminal law. Since 2003, Fiona has conducted a property, estates and civil litigation practice in Armidale and has worked in private practice in Armidale since 2010.

Fiona appreciates the challenges and rewards of living in rural and regional communities, having been raised on a farm in the Northern Tablelands and having lived and worked in the New England for over ten years. As a mother of two children, she has a keen interest in issues affecting families and young people.

Kuyini-A. Ahmed Bawa – Deputy Chair


Bawa was born in Ghana and educated there as a teacher. He taught in Teachers College, Secondary School and at the University of Cape Coast between 1988 and 1996. He has worked for and established NGO’s in Ghana. Bawa brings to the board international experience in the areas of education, social welfare and disabilities.

Bawa studied health and welfare administration and ultimately social work in Norway and worked for the Child Protection Service in Norway. Bawa holds qualifications in Social Work, Religion Studies and holds a Doctorate in Education.

Bawa is currently lecturing at UNE in Special Education and Social Work.