Senior Leadership Team

Executive Director

With an extensive background in executive leadership in the not-for-profit disability sector, Lyn has an impressive track record of strategic and creative values-based leadership with a particular focus on people-based business operations. Lyn has a recognised ability to inspire, develop and lead teams in times of change and challenge. She holds a Masters Degree in Strategic Human Resources Management and a Graduate Diploma in Management (Arts), a Bachelor of Law, Bachelor of Arts, Graduate Diploma in Education. and is admitted as a legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of NSW.

Chief Financial Officer

Lorrae, a Fellow of Chartered Accountants, Australia and New Zealand, has provided her senior management and accounting experience as Chief Financial Officer, Commercial Manager, Financial Controller, and Company Secretary in a variety of industries including aged-care, not-for-profit organisations, member-based organisations, emergency services, professional services, medical research, advertising, construction, hotel management and recruitment. She has been very successful in providing strategic direction and implementing best practice systems to ensure accurate data capture, developing business processes which result in transparent reporting and compliance with statutory requirements. She enjoys mentoring people to develop an environment balancing both hard work and team achievements.

Senior Manager People & Culture

Romaine has worked with CatholicCare for over 14 years. Romaine has been Executive Manager, People & Culture since August 2016. Prior to this she served CatholicCare as Manager, Work Health & Safety. Romaine has a Bachelor of Science with an Honours degree in Psychology as well as post-graduate qualifications in Rehabilitation Counselling and Safety Science. She has worked in people and culture teams across a variety of financial institutions, government, manufacturing and not-for-profits. Romaine has a high level of experience in quality systems, HR and industrial relations, auditing, training, investigations, change management, safeguarding, workplace wellbeing initiatives, injury management, and workers compensation management.

Senior Manager Strategic Directions & Planning

Michael holds a Ph.D (2013), B.Ed Hons 1st class (2001) and B.Ed (2000) in Education gained at the University of Technology Sydney.  Michael was awarded University Medal for Best Thesis Across all Faculties at UTS in 2001 and Australian Institute of Training and Development Adult Education prize for Best Thesis Project Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Adult Education also in 2001.  Michael has been a member on many Boards in his career and lectured/tutored in Adult Education and Indigenous Faculty Courses (UTS) and Wirra Wirra Indigenous Faculty (Macquarie Uni).  Michael is experienced in strategic planning, organisational rebranding, advocating to politicians,  tender coordination and writing, and successful in fund raising and attracting sponsorship.  Michael has experience in youth homelessness, housing, employment, health, education and youth affairs at a Federal and State level.

General Manager, Children’s Services & Disability Futures

Monique holds a Masters in Special Education and a Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has worked in both not-for-profit and corporate sectors in Australia and worked internationally to establish best practice curriculum and services. Monique has worked on the front line of ECE education, managed both small and multi-site operations and advocates for quality, inclusive practice and universal access to quality programs and services for all children and families. Monique has a high level of experience  in implementation and compliance of government and sector requirements in early childhood and NDIS supported services, child protection and safeguarding, program development and workplace practices.

General Manager, Permanency Support Program

Sean has over 15 years experience in the Child & Family Sector, holding senior operational and policy positions for non-government human services organisations across metropolitan, rural and remote areas of Australia. He began his working life with youth at risk and has dedicated his career to the care and support of children and young people in crisis, the reunification of broken families and the support of foster carers. With qualifications in Social Health (Child and Family) and Financial Services, Sean’s strengths are in both building relationships across stakeholder networks in the interests of those in need, and developing business processes to support the business to achieve quality outcomes for the clients we serve.

General Manager, Clinical Services

Ariana holds 20 years of government, not-for-profit and private sector experience in areas including disability, rehabilitation, drug and alcohol, residential and outreach care environments. Having completed work in direct care, operational management and therapeutic and governance framework design, Ariana is a Registered Psychologist and AHPRA approved supervisor, with a Masters in Business, and Australian Institute of Company Director training. Passionately committed to early intervention and trauma integration approaches, Ariana has a strong history of building teams and systems that allow ease of access for people wanting and seeking allied health supports to improve their quality of life and is a steadfast believer that training and skills sharing allows us all to learn and grow towards better outcomes as individuals and as a sector.

Manager, Central Coast Family Centre

Kim has worked for CatholicCare for  10 years, progressing into the Family Centre Manager position around 3 years ago. In this time she has increased CatholicCare’s profile on the Central Coast with 4 new services. Kim currently manages 13 programs, 44 staff and approximately 80 volunteers. She has worked in the Community Service sector for the past 27 years across women’s refuges, emergency relief and with NSW Police as a specialist Domestic & Family Violence worker. Kim has extensive experience across numerous industries and in family run businesses. She has been awarded several Policing and NSW Government awards for dedicated services to families affected by domestic and family violence.

Manager, Naremburn & Northern Beaches Family Centres

Nicci has a Bachelor of Social Science  (Counselling) and a Diploma in Human Resource Consulting and has experience in both the corporate and not-for- profit sectors. Nicci has been with CatholicCare for 5 years holding a number of roles across the Family Centre business unit. She is committed to working with families and has demonstrated her competence and talent in a range of roles both as practitioner and Manager. Prior to her work with CatholicCare, Nicci had a number of management roles in the private sector both in Australia and overseas leading and developing teams.

Manager, Waitara Family Centre

Angela has worked in the welfare sector in both UK and Australia for 19 years. She holds a BA Social Welfare, Dip Counselling and Family Therapy, Dip Early Childhood Studies and Cert Health and Social Care. Angela has previously worked across casework disciplines in early intervention and child protection including 7 years within the Homebuilders © Intensive Family Preservation model. Angela manages Waitara Family Centre and provides leadership for our Child and Family, Counselling, Homelessness, Domestic Violence and Mediation teams. She has a strong focus on providing quality and evidenced based interventions.


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