Collaborative Lead Group
Amanda is the Chief Executive Officer of UnitingCare West. Prior to this, she was the State Director for Mission Australia in Western Australia and South Australia. Amanda oversaw vast organisational change across both states with Mission Australia, and previously led a self-directed services reform agenda at Anglicare WA.
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Debra is the Chief Executive Officer of Ruah Community Services, and has been serving in the role since 2016. Prior to this she held the Chief Executive Officer position at Hope Community Services, and Director of Organisational Development at St John of God Subiaco.
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WAAEH Executive Officer
John is a social worker with over 30 years experience and was CEO for St Bartholomew’s House Inc. for several years until stepping down from the role in March 2019. John has worked within government in the child protection system and then in the community services sector. He has been responsible for a range of community based services including Homelessness & Housing Services, Youth Services, Financial Counselling and Out of Home Care.
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Kathleen is the CEO of Foundation Housing and came from one of the merging Associations. Kathleen has over 25 years experience in the not-for-profit sector and has been actively involved with Community Housing since 1995.
Mark is CEO at Anglicare WA. He has over twenty five years’ experience across a range of human services which includes service delivery to families and individuals, community development, public policy and services to offenders.
Prof. Paul Flatau
Paul is the Chair in Social Investment and Impact and Director of the Centre for Social Impact at the UWA Business School. Paul has over 60 publications in the fields of economics and social policy and has an excellent track record in applying for and winning external national competitive research grants.
Susan is CEO of Vinnies WA. She has led transformational change in not-for-profit and government organisations operating in highly complex and challenging environments in Health, Welfare, Emergency Services, Disability Services and Aged Care.
Michelle Mackenzie became Shelter WA's CEO in March 2018. She has a passion for social justice, human rights and working with people, communities and institutions to advocate and deliver more affordable and diverse housing choice. She is passionate about working collaboratively to design and deliver an affordable housing system.
Katie has been a facilitator, design strategist and community builder for over 10 years. For the last six years she has been immersed in the field of social impact, eco-systems thinking and design for innovation both internationally and locally. Katie is passionate about developing a strong eco-system to foster social impact.
Sam has a background in strategic program management on programs with a strong overlap between the public, private and not for profit sectors. While looking at the community health sector, research into the social determinants of health led him to a role at Ruah Community services where he currently leads the housing and homelessness teams.
Joe is the interim Chief Executive Officer at St Barts. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Centre for Social Impact of the UWA Business School and has over thirty years’ experience working with the community sector. He is currently semi-retired and undertakes short term consultancy with organisations generally related to mental health service delivery.