Lara CrawfordExecutive Manager Permanency Unit
When an opportunity arose for me to work with Marymead in the OoHC sector, I was very excited. Marymead had such a great reputation and I knew I would learn a lot about the funded service sector after so many years within the public service.
I have worked in Human Services for close to 30 years within numerous areas including health, disability, criminal justice and child protection.
I am passionate about the rights of vulnerable children and families within our society and believe that everyone has the right to meet their full potential. I am passionate about ensuring children can remain with their families when it is safe and if they can’t, they should be provided with the best alternative, preferably with the extended family.
I have a Bachelor of Education from the Australian Catholic University, a Graduate Certificate of Management from Deakin University and years of experience within senior management across the service sector.