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.
Anne is responsible for leading The MacKillop Institute and MacKillop’s schools and education programs. She has worked in community development and education for over 30 years and during this time has held a number of senior leadership roles. Anne is passionate about social justice and is committed to making a difference in the lives of vulnerable children, young people and families. Anne draws inspiration from MacKillop’s values and vision and is guided by these in her work; she believes that hope, respect, compassion and collaboration can transform lives and strengthen communities.
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.
With an MA in Education Policy, Smeeta is passionate about social justice in education and the impact of intergenerational outcomes on student transitions, engagement and achievement. Nearing 20 years in the education sector, Smeeta has worked across a variety of roles that focus on empowering young people through education, including school improvement, teacher training and child wellbeing.
Through senior leadership roles at AVID Australia, The Smith Family and The Orange Door, Smeeta has led the rollout of trauma-informed practice and systems-based change across school, family violence and community services sectors. She brings a deep understanding of place-based implementation within national and state contexts, and experience harnessing the voice of communities and young people to inform meaningful change.
Chris is a passionate advocate for inclusive and equitable education. Through leadership roles in schools, not-for-profits, consultancies, and the ed-tech sector, Chris has devoted his career to empowering educators and young people both in Australia and on a global scale.
Prior to joining MacKillop, Chris was Director at Asia Education Foundation, at the University of Melbourne, where he led a team in the design and delivery of educator and student programs across 23 countries. Prior to this, he played a pivotal role in propelling one of Australia's ed-tech unicorns to a user-base exceeding 2 million and was responsible for the creation of over 1000 digital K-12 student learning resources. Chris's contributions to education have earned him recognition as 'Most Influential Educator' by The Educator Magazine Australia. He is also a member of the Institute of Community Directors Australia and maintains his status as a fully registered teacher. Currently, he is pursuing a Ph.D. focused on digital technologies in Australian schools.
Yvonne is a passionate educator and leader in the trauma-informed education space. For 9 years Yvonne worked in the alternative education space with MacKillop Education working within the ReLATE model, as a teacher, education & wellbeing coordinator, and deputy principal. Her roles have included leading and supporting the implementation of trauma-informed education initiatives including the ReLATE model. This has included the delivery of ongoing professional learning, mentoring and coaching. Yvonne has worked directly with students and families, ensuring access and equity to education through individualised and tailored support structures for each child.