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Dr Robyn Miller, CEO

Robyn is the Chief Executive Officer of MacKillop Family Services. She is passionate about social justice and the rights of children and families. As a social worker and family therapist, Robyn has over thirty years' experience in the child and welfare sector. Robyn is committed to training and supportive supervision for colleagues to provide best practice to the children and families we serve. When not traveling to MacKillop programs all over Australia, Robyn delights in her own five children and three beautiful grandchildren.

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Leadership team

Dr Chelsea Tobin, Director

Having excelled in executive roles across both the profit and non-profit sector, Chelsea is enriching the Institute with her wealth of experience, passion for social justice, financial acumen and flare for leading teams to make meaningful impact.

After completing an award-winning PhD in economics and psychology, gaining 15+ years experience as a Director in business strategy and consulting at PwC, Chelsea is now continuing her mission to improve outcomes for children, families and communities in the non-profit sector. With her hands-on-experience conceiving and implementing successful start-ups, Chelsea has dived head-first into her role, realising her ambitious plans for The MacKillop Institute.

As her growing team would attest, in addition to her unique combination of business and social impact leadership experience, Chelsea is an enabler, empowering and inspiring her team.

On any given day you’ll find Chelsea galvanising support from across sectors, executing thought leadership, influential advocacy and research campaigns, or in the Institute’s engine room, leading her team to strengthen existing services and partnering and innovating to develop new offerings.

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Ben Sacco, National Lead, Program Development and Implementation – ReLATE model

Ben is a strategic thinker with over 15 years in education and business management. He has been a teacher, Assistant Principal and Senior Officer (Department of Education), working across staff and student wellbeing, curriculum design, policy development and implementation.

Ben’s leadership experience spans government, corporate and the non-profit sector. He has a proven track record of building longitudinal national and international partnerships and is known for building trusted relationships and partnering for meaningful impact.

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Cameron Burgess, National Lead, Program Development and Implementation – The Sanctuary model & Power to Kids

Cameron holds qualifications in Social Work (Honours), Business Management and Leadership and has over 20 years’ management experience in the community services, international development, social enterprise, and child protection sectors. From 2012-2017 Cameron established and led Mission Australia’s ‘Strengthening Communities’ program, delivering innovative community renewal projects in urban public housing estates and remote Indigenous communities across Australia. The program was a finalist in the national Collaboration for Impact Awards.

Cameron has worked extensively across Myanmar, Vietnam, and Cambodia, and previously chaired the Board of an international NGO. Prior to his current role, Cameron managed MacKillop Family Services’ programs across South-West Victoria. Cameron is an engaging public speaker and is passionate about helping people grow and assisting organisations to cultivate healthy cultures.

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Fiona McCallum, General Manager – Seasons for Growth Suite of Programs, Stormbirds & Seasons for Healing

Fiona holds a Bachelor of Science with Distinction, Nursing (University of Sydney), Masters of Management (MGSM) and executive leadership programs (Harvard, Stanford and Mount Eliza Schools of Management). Fiona has led human resource, clinical and operational teams, working extensively across health, biotech and education sectors. Career highlights include the design and implementation of initiatives focusing on leadership development, staff wellbeing, change management, communication strategies, business rebranding and launches.

More recently, Fiona has enjoyed the opportunity to collaborate with professional partners to share knowledge and practice wisdom to support the experiences and wellbeing of children, young people and families. Fiona is an advocate for the wellbeing and rights of children and young people with the hope of supporting them to reach their full potential.

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Tammy Wallace, Program Specialist, Cultural Design & Implementation

Tammy Wallace Mann is a Jirrabal women with strong cultural ties in the Atherton Tablelands in far north Queensland. Her people are the rainforest people and lived and walked on that country for thousands of years. Her traditional name is Mahjah which means lore giver, this name was given to her from her grandmother, Maisie Barlow. Yarracali was her grandmother’s traditional name, the Princess of their tribe, the Jirrabal people. She is an emerging elder in her family and a proud Aboriginal woman.

Tammy is The MacKillop Institute’s Program Specialist for Cultural Design & Implementation. She previously held the role of Strategic Manager, Inclusion and Engagement for Churches of Christ Queensland, working in Children, Youth and Families (CYF). She has worked within government and the non-government sector for over 25 years in areas including: acute and community health settings, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander policy, service and program development, child, youth and families. She is particularly interested in child safety and building family and community resilience through cultural strength, community engagement and development.

Tammy has completed postgraduate studies in Politics and Policy Analysis and has a Bachelor’s Degree of Health Science, specialising in childhood development and Indigenous women’s health needs.

MacKillop Family Services acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Elders in each of the communities where we work.

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