Melissa BennettCounselling & Education Unit Manager
When the opportunity arose for me to join Marymead in mid-2017, I was delighted. As a third generation Canberran, I have always been aware of this organisation and the esteem in which it is held.
My career includes over 20 years’ experience in leadership roles involving program management, reporting, and business management, predominantly in law enforcement agencies and within my own businesses. I offer strong administration, human resource, financial and contract management skills. I am a confident and articulate public speaker, having delivered presentations nationally and internationally and am a senior leader on three volunteer councils, engaging regularly with the community, public and private sectors.
I have qualifications in Management and Project Management, however my main passion and focus is child protection, and I hold a Master’s Degree in Child & Adolescent Welfare.
As Unit Manager Counselling & Education, I have an exciting portfolio of programs, providing therapeutic support for children, young people and their families to encourage effective and caring relationships.