Tricia was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer in 2004. She has worked in the community not for profit sector in NSW and Western Australia for over thirty-five years, primarily in management positions, with a focus on child protection, homelessness, family violence and children’s services. Tricia is also the Chair of the Children and Family Wellbeing Agencies Association; a member of the board of Families Australia; a member of the General Council of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA and the Supporting Communities Forum. She has a degree in Social Work and a Master of Service Administration, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors; a Justice of the Peace and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.
Estelle has over twenty years of experience across government, non-profit, commercial and community services organisations both in consulting and strategy roles. Prior to joining Wanslea, Estelle led national strategy development, innovation and business development opportunities at Silver Chain and as Director of Consulting at Barrington Consulting Group, specialised in non-profits and government. Estelle was a member of the Wanslea Early Learning and Development Board for seven years. She is passionate about child development, community and client involvement in service development, innovation and cross-sector collaboration. Estelle holds a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours, a PhD from the University of Western Australia and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company.
Stephanie began her career as an educator and soon moved into the research stream, firstly as a university lecturer and then as a Senior Research Officer at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research. She has been involved in a variety of projects that relate to children’s health and wellbeing over her career. Stephanie has presented at national conferences and in 2008 at the Early Years Conference in Vancouver, Canada. She was the National Director (WA) on the Early Childhood Australia Board (ECA) for six years. During that time, she was involved with the development of the ECA Reconciliation Action Plan, sat on the Barbara Creaser Awards committee and chaired the review of the Code of Ethics. Stephanie has been a long-term advocate for young children and in 2015 was acknowledged for this work with an award for Outstanding Professional Service Award from the Professional Teachers Council of WA. Prior to joining Wanslea Stephanie led the Early Years Learning and Care Team at Catholic Education Western Australia. She was integral in developing the organisations first child care services and in implementing the EYLF and NQS in the schooling sector. Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Social Science, Master of Social Science and an MBA.
Jo’s passion for working with children and young people started when working as a Youth Worker with the Youth Involvement Council in South Hedland. Whilst in the Pilbara, Jo and completed her degree in Psychology and on her return to Perth, joined the Department for Child Protection. Jo held various roles in Child Protection and completed her Honours before moving across to the NGO sector as Director Out of Home Care with Parkerville Children and Youth Care. Jo’s experience in the Out of Home Care sector includes Family Group Homes, Foster Care, Specialised Fostering, Residential Youth Services and Crisis Accommodation. Jo is the inaugural Chair of the Child and Family Alliance of WA, is a board member of CAFWAA, represents the community sector on the Out of Home Care Independent Reference Group and community Sector Roundtable. Jo graduated with a Master of Business Administration from the Curtin Graduate School of Business and has completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors' course.
Kati joined Wanslea in 2016 and has worked across a range of Metropolitan services including parenting programs, foster care and grandcarer support before taking up her current position as General Manager Regional Operations. Kati has a Masters in Social Work and a Diploma in Management. Kati has worked as a practitioner, manager and strategic lead in Education, Child Protection and Care services for nearly twenty years in the United Kingdom. Kati is passionate about enabling client led service design and delivery, particularly enabling children and young people to have a voice in services designed to keep them safe and support their development.
Liane has many years of experience in senior executive roles and as a non-executive company director in the not-for-profit sector. Prior to Wanslea, Liane spent twelve years as CFO and Company Secretary at the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (Western Operations) where she led financial strategy, asset management and reporting. Other senior executive roles include CFO at Autism Association of WA, Management Accountant at Murdoch University and Director of Finance and Administration at Perth College. Liane holds a Bachelor of Business from Edith Cowan University, is a Fellow Certified Practising Accountant and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Kaye has proudly served Wanslea as a Board member since December 2014 and is currently the Chair of the Wanslea Ltd Board and Governance Committee.
Kaye has broad industry experience spanning more than 20 years in senior strategic and operational roles in government, not-for-profit and private businesses. She has worked for organisations such as KPMG, Barrington Consulting Group, the Department of Agriculture and Food WA, and HBF. As an experienced executive, Kaye has expertise in strategic planning and execution, financial management, product development and leadership.
In her current role at Curtin University, Kaye is responsible for operational business management and provides leadership to professional staff in the Faculty of Business and Law. She provides high level strategic planning advice and is focused on ensuring strategic decisions support the teaching, learning and research capability across the Faculty.
Kaye holds an Executive Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mandy has extensive experience at a senior leadership and executive level in the human service sector across government, the not-for-profit and Aboriginal community-controlled organisation sectors. She has strong leadership, management and people development skills, with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in complex environments. With a strong focus on equity within the workplace and the community more broadly, she is able to bring her expertise in this area to address issues of substantive equality and diversity in the workplace. Having worked for close to 30 years with a range of executive groups and boards, she is skilled in strategic planning, workplace negotiation and mediation, and stakeholder, organisational and leadership development.
Mandy is an Aboriginal woman from the West Kimberley of WA (Yawuru), and her business Think Culture is Supply Nation Certified and on the WA Aboriginal Business Register.
Robin is a Senior Independent Children’s Lawyer with Legal Aid Western Australia. She previously spent 12 months as an Acting Magistrate in the Family Court of WA and has a special interest in cases where there is protracted parental conflict and child abuse allegations have been made. She is a proud First Nation Canadian and has a strong connection to Aboriginal culture. She is a volunteer with Ronald McDonald House and has been on the Wanslea and WELD Boards since April 2020.
Mike is a qualified social worker who became a university educator at the University of Sussex in 1974; he was Head of School in the early 1980s before emigrating to take up a position at the University of Western Australia in 1987. Throughout his professional career, Mike’s long-standing research, policy and practice interests are family systems thinking and statutory practice with children and families, in the areas of foster care and adoption. Currently, Mike is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, having retired as Professor of Social Work and Social Policy at UWA in December, 2009.
Mike is currently on the Boards of Wanslea and Kinship Connections Aboriginal Corporation, an innovative Aboriginal agency. Mike also volunteers as a team member of Kinship Connections and Indigo Junction (LIFT) in Midland and joins their weekly case planning meetings. From 2010, Mike became a member of an inter-university research team investigating elder abuse needs and responses in Western Australia and Queensland:
Mike became a Board member of Wanslea in 2002; in recent years, he has been the Chair of the Wanslea Research and Services Development Committee.
Mike’s qualifications are BA (Hons), MSW and Cert Ed.
Andrew has worked in the Community Services Industry since 1985 when he changed careers from being a Trade Manager in Bunnings Bros.
Since 1985 Andrew has held positions as a detached Youth Worker, Youth Services Coordinator in a Local Government Municipality, a Residential Youth Worker, Agency Manager, CEO, Secondment to State Government for a Senior Protocols Project across Homelessness in Government and NGO partnerships, General Manager, and most recently Executive Officer at PICYS.
Andrew has served on many Boards including St Mark’s Anglican School, Wanslea, Rainbow Community House, WA No Interest Loans and as an elected Local Government Councillor.
Andrew holds a Graduate Business Certificate and a Masters in Business Leadership both from Curtin University. He is a Certified Practising Youth Worker, a Fellow of Leadership WA and a Justice of the Peace.
His life motto is “Justice, Peace and Joy for all”.
He rides a Stryker chopper with 42 degree raked forks and likes Blues Music.