Aileen has worked with vulnerable children, young people and families for more than 35 years. During this time she has held roles in disability services, government, community health, homeless services and child and family services.
She has been the CEO of Bethany Community Support, Director of Disability and Community Services Reforms in Tasmania and served as the Children’s Commissioner of Tasmania prior to her taking the role as CEO of the Children’s Protection Society.
Aileen has a strong passion for social justice particularly in the areas of legislation, policy, research and service design. She also has significant knowledge and experience in governance and advocacy. Aileen is currently a member of the Ministerial Advisory Committee for Children in Out of Home Care and has previously served on the Victorian Children’s Council, the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare Board, and the Tasmanian Early Years Foundation.
Dave has extensive clinical, policy, management, research and evaluation experience in a range of sectors including government, resource, health, education and youth welfare. David holds the position of Adjunct Professor at the School of Psychology at Deakin University.
Dave has a PhD from Curtin University of Technology where he studied engagement methods for use by non-Aboriginal practitioners working therapeutically with West Australian Aboriginal clientele. He is a member of a number of research teams that are investigating the mental health of indigenous children, engaging vulnerable children and youth, the enhancement of mental health, disability and welfare services to “at-risk clientele”.
Dave has significant experience working across both government and non government organisations in executive management roles. At the Department of Human Services David was Assistant Director Child Protection (North Division), and prior to that, Manager Child Youth and Families (Barwon Division).
His passion, together with his energy and extensive experience enhance the existing services of the CPS whilst developing new initiatives, consistent with the vision, values, strategic plan and ethos of the organisation.
Alma has extensive qualifications, skills and experience in both the commercial and Not-For-Profit sectors and across multiple financial management disciplines including strategy development, business operations, business development and innovation, service price modelling, stakeholder engagement, business systems planning and implementation and continuous systems and process improvement.
Alma is the past Chairman of the Public Sector and Not for Profit Committee of the Victorian Division of CPA Australia, having previously been in the Vice-Chairman role. Alma participates in the CPA Task Force on planning and organising of CPA Events including: CPA Congress, CPA Week, Management Accounting Conference and NFP Forum.
Alma is invited to chair keynote addresses, concurrent sessions and panel interviews in these events. Alma holds post nominal Fellowship status with CPA Australia (FCPA) and Financial and Securities Institute of Australasia (F.FIN)
Alma draws on her skill and experience to contribute towards the advancement of community service work. She was the main contributor towards CPA Australia’s main submission on the concepts of reducing red tape in government and one stop shop which eventually came to the evolution of the ACNC. Alma continues to advocate for colleagues working in the NFP by providing a voice to the peak body on issues affecting the sector.
Connie is also highly experienced in the development, implementation and maintenance of quality systems (ISO9001), OHS (AS4801) and environmental (ISO14001) standards with exposure to HR processes.
With proven success in coordinating and facilitating the development and implementation of a range of processes, auditing, risk management, training, reporting and business improvement initiatives across a range of business environments including sales, transport and operations Connie’s experience assists CPS to deliver quality services of the highest possible standard.
Connie is highly motivated and passionate for the continuous improvement of a business by building relationships with people at all levels and adopting a collaborative approach to achieve best practice outcomes.
In both the Department of Human Services Child Protection and the community services sector Jane has over 10 years work experience as a practitioner, manager and facilitator. This includes delivering, developing and evaluating an integrated service delivery model as Partnerships Manager for North East Services Connect.
Jane’s extensive experience also encompasses managing programs and services involving children and families, including men’s behaviour change and women and children’s family violence services, drug and alcohol, general counselling, gambler’s help services, financial counselling, bush fire counselling and equine therapy.
Chloe holds a Bachelor degree in Counselling, a Diploma in Business Management and is also currently completing a Masters in Social Work.
For over more than 6 years Chloe has acquired considerable experience working with children, young people and adults in not for profit agencies as a therapeutic practitioner and practice leader in trauma counselling. This includes family violence and sexual assault.
Chloe’s passionate desire to end domestic abuse and support victims has led to her developing and facilitating therapeutic groups for children and adults. These initiatives include Chloe’s interest in sand play and symbol work – effective forms of therapy in which she has recently completed a Certificate.