Melissa has been our Chief Executive Officer since 2014. Melissa has a Bachelor of Social Work and a career in the community and employment services sectors that spans 20 years in executive and senior management positions. Melissa is an active advocate for inclusion and safety of individuals, families and communities. Due to her passion, Melissa is an influential figure in the WA community services sector, lobbying for reform and increasing awareness with the intent to drive social change and achieve positive long-term sustainable outcomes.
Prior to joining Communicare, Melissa was State Director WA for Mission Australia where she developed a strong reputation and demonstrated capacity to strategically win business in a highly competitive market. Throughout her time with Centrecare she also consulted as an Executive to the WA Ministerial Council for Suicide Prevention responsible for implementing the Government’s Suicide Prevention Strategy across Western Australia.
Melissa’s passion extends beyond Communicare as she actively participates on several boards and committees including; the WA CEO Community Sector Roundtable, the Settlement Council of Australia’s Executive Committee and; most recently she was appointed as the WA Director on the Jobs Australia Limited Board.