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Executive Team

Executive Director

Angela Damianopoulos

B.A; Grad Dip Public Policy; Juris Doctor

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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, business operations, critical thinking and execution. And her solid business acumen and experienced service knowledge of the social, health and legal sectors, have furthered the business growth of RelateWell services.

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. And given her social sciences background, applies these principles in understanding the functioning of human society and the interpersonal relationships of individuals as members of society.

Angela's legal training sees her interests focused on the impact mental illness can have on outcomes for people engaged with the family law system and the legal system as a whole; and how the application of sociological principles and psychology can lead to improved person-centred outcomes in the legal system. 

Angela holds a Juris Doctor qualification from Deakin University and is currently entering the legal profession by studying with the ACAP practical legal training course in partnership with the Law Institute of Victoria.  She also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Social Sciences), and a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Policy from 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. And is frequently called upon to advise stakeholders in the social services and mental health space. 

Angela is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV). 

Office Manager 

Donna Cossio

Cert Bus Admin; DSS Administrator

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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. Working with all levels of Government to ensure funding milestones are met.

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.