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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

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Carmel Franklin


CEO 

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Zyl Hovenga-Wauchope

HR/Operations manager 

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Leasa Mayes

Financial Counselling coordinator

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Agata Pukiewicz

Consumer Law principal solicitor

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Natasha Gunther

Community Loans coordinator

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Vicki Wood

Community Education coordinator

Our board

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Elizabeth Grant

Care's Patron
AM Hon LLD Monash, PhC MPS

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Andrew Freer

Chairperson
BEC LLB

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Michael Miller 

Secretary 
BCom, CFPA

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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)