Angela has worked in the areas of government, public policy, organisational governance, service development and future planning over the past twenty-five years. She sees her role as a driver of effectiveness and efficiency within RelateWell, and has a major focus on change and development in the areas of service delivery, governance, management and collaborative relationships. Her professional strengths are in strategy, planning, critical thinking and execution; and business operations.
For Angela, the core business of RelateWell is the development, management and delivery of a range of early intervention and preventative programs and services at significant family transition points in the lifecycle. She understands that RelateWell operates within a context that ranges from the deeply embedded influences and biases which take place between individuals to the analysis of global processes and regulations and how they impact our way of life. Angela has an interest in legal processes, particularly legal relationships resulting from the family as a lawful and social institution; and the law interconnecting with mental health.
Angela holds a Juris Doctor qualification (Deakin University). She also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Humanities (History and Sociology) (La Trobe University); and a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Policy (The University of Melbourne).
Angela has previously sat on the Psychology Courses Advisory Committee for Cairnmillar Institute; and on the Advisory Committee for the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre (Victoria University) and Benevolence Australia for the development of primary prevention resources for Victoria's Muslim communities. She was a stakeholder in Moreland's Early Years and Youth Plan.
Donna has been in managerial roles since 1995. She has a strong background and extensive experience in managerial and financial administration in both the private and public sectors. Donna’s strengths are in efficiency, reliability and managerial adaptability to succeed as an administrative professional; empowering the team to reach farther. And ensuring that best practice is adhered to in all facets of the organisation.
She brings to her management role both decisiveness and accuracy in overseeing a diverse set of administrative tasks in the organisations various service streams; and in integrating and managing the Department of Social Services (DSS) Data Exchange (DEX) requirements into existing service and administrative practices.
Donna holds a Certificate III in Business Administration.