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Our people

As a community-based organisation, our connectedness to Canberra and region, and our passion for social justice, defines our culture and values. Our people have rich and diverse backgrounds, knowledge and experiences that all come together to make a meaningful impact when it comes to achieving positive changes in people's lives.

Our executive team and program coordinators

Carmel Franklin


CEO 

Zyl Hovenga-Wauchope

HR/Operations manager 

Leasa Mayes

Financial Counselling coordinator

Agata Pukiewicz

Consumer Law principal solicitor

Natasha Gunther

Community Loans coordinator

Vicki Wood

Community Education coordinator

Our board

Elizabeth Grant

Care's Patron
AM Hon LLD Monash, PhC MPS

Andrew Freer

Chairperson
BEC LLB

Michael Miller 

Secretary 
BCom, CFPA

Philippa Prothero

Treasurer
BPsych (Hons) (ANU), PHD (ANU), GAICD, MAHRI

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Susan Helyar

BSW (USyd) GAICD (Since February 2020) 

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Duncan Buchanan

BA (UniSA) GAICD 

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Nick Sedon

LLB (MELB) B Phil (Oxon) PHD (ANU)

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Christian Mikula 

BA, LLB (ANU)