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Coffee with… new faces at the Eastern Community Legal Centre (ECLC)

05.11.2018 Coffee With

Coffee with… Chris Walsh, Director Partnerships and Community Development Describe your work/role at Eastern Community Legal Centre (ECLC). I have recently joined ECLC as Director, Partnerships and Community Development based in Box Hill, working across the 6 local government areas in the East and spreading my time at our Box Hill, Boronia and Healesville and […]

Coffee with….Mandy Taylor, Director of Clinical Services, Cairnmillar Institute

03.10.2018 Coffee With

I am the Director of Clinical Services at Cairnmillar Institute. Cairnmillar is a not-for-profit charity organisation, established in 1961 by Professor Francis McNab. It is now under the leadership of Professor Kathryn von Treuer and has evolved into a highly regarded teaching institute offering short courses and higher education programs. One of the key things […]

Coffee with….Sue Dunn, Manager, Clota Cottage Neighbourhood House

15.08.2018 Coffee With

          Describe your work at Clota Cottage Neighbourhood House? I manage a small community house in Box Hill (one of ten in Whitehorse). We offer child care, and training courses for people wishing to improve their skills or employment chances. Our biggest program is our Social Activity group. As part of […]

Coffee with…Nicole Preston, Access & Inclusion Coordinator, Inner East PCP

31.07.2018 Coffee With

Describe your work/role at IEPCP? Primarily, the focus of my role over the next 12 months will be supporting partners in the volunteering sector. We will be looking at how we can coordinate and draw upon the work being done within this sector to really strengthen the diversity and inclusion outcomes within our communities. I […]

Coffee with…Simon Curran, Senior Manager, Kew Business & Service Development, Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV)

18.06.2018 Coffee With

Describe the work of Relationships Australia Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) is a specialist provider of family and relationship services, delivering programs through 14 centres and additional outreach services across Victoria. We provide a broad range of relationship, child and family, family violence, mental health and seniors relationship services. Our services include counselling, family dispute resolution […]

Coffee with…Jan Mattrow, Program Manager, Melbourne East Disability Advocacy (MEDA)

29.05.2018 Coffee With

Describe the work of MEDA MEDA promotes and protects the rights of people with disability through our individual and volunteer citizen advocacy programs. Our individual advocacy program has paid advocates working short term alongside people with disability addressing issues where people don’t feel heard or experience discrimination. Our Volunteer Citizen advocacy program matches volunteer citizen […]

Coffee with…Jenny Jackson, Executive Director, EDVOS

03.05.2018 Coffee With

Describe the work of EDVOS. At EDVOS our vision is for a community free from family violence, where everyone feels safe. EDVOS is the specialist family violence service in Melbourne’s eastern metropolitan region (EMR) and covers around 1.03 million people in the municipalities of Boroondara, Manningham, Whitehorse, Knox, Monash, Maroondah and Yarra Ranges. We focus […]

Coffee with…Vivienne Cunningham-Smith, CEO, Eastern Volunteers

09.04.2018 Coffee With

What sort of work were you doing prior to starting at Eastern Volunteers? I was CEO of Playgroup Victoria for four and a half years before a 12 month stint as General Manager with Playgroup Australia in Canberra. Playgroup Victoria, is one of the largest child and family membership organisations in Victoria and we supported […]

Coffee with…Raini Nailer, Prevention Coordinator, Inner East PCP

19.03.2018 Coffee With

Hi Raini! Welcome to the Inner East PCP! Describe your role at the IEPCP. Dynamic. Challenging. Exciting… My role consists of supporting social and health organisations in the East to coordinate and collaborate on prevention initiatives across a broad range of priority issues, some of which include prevention of violence against women, social inclusion and […]

Coffee with…Monique Hameed: Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health

12.02.2018 Coffee With

Describe your role in facilitating the workshops on intersectionality that MCWH, WHE and MIC are coordinating for the prevention workforce in the EMR. My role at MCWH is as the National Training Officer and I have been working with the Together for Equality and Respect team to deliver workshops on Intersectionality and using intersectional frameworks […]

Coffee With…Leah Anderson: Annecto

15.12.2017 Coffee With

          Describe your work/role as the South East Regional Manager at Annecto Annecto is a not-for-profit social purpose organisation. We provide advocacy and practical assistance for adults and children with a range of cognitive, physical and social abilities, and their families to realise their full potential. Through collaboration, communication and asking […]

Coffee with…Jayde McBurnie: Women’s Health East

06.11.2017 Coffee With

            Describe your work/role at Women’s Health East? I work in Prevention of Violence against Women. At the moment my role includes: • Participation in the Together for Equality and Respect (TFER) Evaluation working Group (EWG), where I am contributing to the development of the regional evaluation of TFER 2013-2017. […]

Coffee With…Bronwyn Upston: Whitehorse City Council

02.10.2017 Coffee With

Describe your work as Community Development Officer, Health & Wellbeing, at Whitehorse City Council? As my title suggests, my role is to promote the health and wellbeing of the community in the City of Whitehorse. Our community development team work to enhance the social connectedness, strengths and resilience of the people who live, work, study […]

Coffee with…Elizabeth Baxter: Villa Maria Catholic Homes

04.09.2017 Coffee With

Describe your work at Villa Maria Catholic Homes My role is to facilitate the access of individualised dementia and cognition support to people living in the community. This involves awareness raising, developing collaborative projects with a range of existing and new services, education of staff, families and people living with dementia, linking individuals into specialised […]

Coffee With…Dr Tamsin Short: Connect4Health

02.08.2017 Coffee With

What is Connect4Health? Describe your role as Executive Director, Drug and Alcohol Services? My position is a unique role working across three community health services (Access Health and Community, Carrington Health and Link Health and Community) to develop the alcohol and other drug (AOD) services to deliver a holistic, integrated service within the community health […]

Coffee with…Kate Jeffery, Link Health & Community

29.06.2017 Coffee With

Describe your role as Senior Strategy, Research and Inclusion Officer at Link HC? Strategy, research and inclusion is quite wide-ranging as a portfolio. Strategy can include: service planning; developing strategy plans for improving cultural competency; responding to diversity; identifying opportunities to work with partner organisations; helping to develop initiatives designed to meet gaps in our services; […]

Coffee with…Klaudia Lozo, Louise Multicultural Community Centre

08.06.2017 Coffee With

   Describe your work/role at Louise Multicultural Community Centre The Louise Multicultural Community Centre (LMCC) works with migrants and refugees living in Australia by encouraging and assisting them to practice, enjoy and share their own culture and to fully participate in public and civic life. LMCC offers programs and activities, of which the core are […]

Coffee with…Michelle Hollingworth, Acting Manager Population Health and Planning, DHHS

02.05.2017 Coffee With

Describe your work/role at the East Division Department of Health & Human Services? I am currently acting manager of Population Health and Planning whilst Iain Butterworth is holidaying in Japan but my substantive role is as Senior Program Adviser – Active and Healthy Ageing (AHAA). This is a new role which commenced last year. There […]

Coffee with… Tracey Blythe, Prevention Coordinator, Inner East PCP

11.04.2017 Coffee With

Hi Tracey! Welcome to the Inner East PCP. Can you describe your work as Prevention Coordinator? As the Inner East PCP Prevention Coordinator I’m responsible for leading, co-ordinating, facilitating, and contributing to a broad range of prevention strategies across the sub-region and region as well as facilitating working groups to progress specific IEPCP and member generated initiatives. […]

Coffee with… Jessica Bishop, Manager, Migrant Information Centre (Eastern Melbourne)

03.03.2017 Coffee With

Jessica, you’ve just taken on the role of Manager with MIC. Can you describe your work? The Migrant Information Centre (Eastern Melbourne) (MIC) works with people from refugee and migrant backgrounds who live in the eastern region of Melbourne to help them settle into life in Australia. The MIC also assists people who have a […]

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