Val Gandossini has a professional background in Early Childhood Education and post graduate qualifications in counselling. She has worked with CLAN WA for many years, 7 as Parent Link Coordinator in Rockingham and initially as a Parent Link volunteer. She is now the Family Skills Manager for the organisation. Val brings her own experience as a parent, teacher and relationship counsellor as well as extensive experience in group facilitation skills to her role. Her passion is supporting parents to ensure children are nurtured and receive the best start in life.
Judy has been with CLAN WA for 4 years initially as the Team Leader for the Indigo Project which provides assistance for people affected by mental illness. She is currently the Family Skills Coordinator based in Armadale. Judy has an strong background in education and training and is a Master Mental Health First Aid trainer.
Lynette begun work with CLAN in June 2003 as a co0ordinator of the Home Visiting Family Support programme in our Mirrabooka Branch. Previous paid work was in the non-government sector with a part time contract of 18 months. Lynette comes to CLAN WA having had a long history of volunteering in two key areas of the community (sport and self help) for over 30 years, bringing her experience and passion for people and families into CLAN WA which embraces the values and concepts of the Strength Approach.
Delys is the Family Skills Coordinator for the Mandurah/Rockingham region and has worked for CLAN WA for 11 years. She is an experienced facilitator with a passion for working alongside parents to be the best parent they can be. Delys is a parent of two teenage boys and likes to bring her parenting experiences, challenges and celebrations into her role. She encourages parents to continually work on the most rewarding and challenging job of all and that is being a parent .
Melva is a qualified teacher in Early Childhood Education and has a Diploma of Children's Services Management. Melva has experience in teaching, running a Family Day Care, childcare, including children with special needs and has worked for the past six years as Playgroup WA's Development Officer.Melva develops and facilitates courses and workshops for parents on child development, developmentally appropriate activities for children, communication skills, value of play and sibling rivalry.
Maxine has a background in Psychology and is a registered Psychologist. She currently is a Family Skills & Training Coordinator for CLAN WA and has worked with the organisation for the last 8 years as a Family Support and Family Skills Coordinator in Victoria Park. Maxine’s passion is supporting and empowering parents so that they may provide a loving, supportive environment for their children’s development and growth. She brings this passion and her own experience as a parent, counsellor and group facilitator to her role.
Sue is a Home Visiting Coordinator and Mental Health and Well Being Coordinator for CLAN WA. She has qualifications in Social Work and a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling. Sue has prior experience in Child Protection and is keen to support parents to gain confidence in their parenting role
Danne has a background in mental health and addiction counselling, with experience facilitating support groups for women with postnatal depression. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Social Work and has 2 primary school aged children. Danne joined CLAN WA in early 2007 as a Parent Link Volunteer and continues to enjoy the opportunity of working with families to strengthen their family life. Danne is passionate about positive parenting and the strength based approach that CLAN WA supports so she joined the family skills team in 2009 to share the benefits with others.
Bernie Rozario works professionally as an experienced educator, accredited counsellor & trainer. Bernie is currently in advance training as a Transactional Analyst and is the director and manager of her own wellbeing and life skills centre in Mandurah. Bernie facilitates life skills programs to groups and provides private sessions to individuals and families. Bernie delivers through a wealth of personal experience as well as formal professional training. She promotes learning for life to gain greater potential in all areas of our lives. Bernie attends regular professional development to maintain and improve her skills and develop herself professionally. She is a very active community member and belongs to a number of professional organizations.
Penny first joined CLAN WA as a Parent Link Volunteer in November 2003. During this time Penny has worked with many families to assist them to enhance their parenting skills. Penny is an experienced facilitator with sound knowledge in parenting and family issues. Penny enjoys the opportunity that workshops provide to reinforce CLAN WA's profile in the community.
Zoe has a background in education, counselling and the creative arts. She has taught drama in high schools and produced scripts for community projects. She holds a post graduate diploma in counselling and volunteers as a family support worker and telephone counsellor. Zoe brings her experience in teaching, parenting and group work to facilitation and likes to support parents as their families grow and develop.
Damian began working with CLAN WA in October 2009, initially as the Integration Coordinator and since July 2011 as the Home Visiting Manager. He holds post graduate qualifications in Education, Pastoral Care and also Counselling. After sixteen years of teaching he worked as a pastoral care worker specialising in supporting individuals and families’ infected and/or affected by HIV/AIDS for over a decade. He has been a coordinator of a specialised drug and alcohol counselling service and has spent the last decade in provision of pre-marriage education and couples counselling. His passion is couple relationships and how they affect children.
Elaine is the Home Visiting Coordinator for the Mandurah/Rockingham region. Elaine holds a postgraduate degree in Social Work and has extensive experience working with families and volunteers in the community sector. Elaine is the parent of two primary school aged children and brings her experiences as a parent and her passion for supporting families to her role.