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Ms Amanda Hunt

Amanda Hunt is the Chief Executive Officer of UnitingCare West. With over 20 years’ experience in the Community Sector, Amanda has proven her expertise in building capacity through leading innovative, sustainable services and demonstrated strong advocacy for the rights of vulnerable members of our society.
Her journey in the community sector has taken her from the Cerebral Palsy Association (now the Ability Centre), and National Disability Services (WA), to CEO positions at Recreation and Sport Network (now Inclusion WA), and the Gowrie WA, an Early Childhood organisation. She has also held the role of Executive General Manager –Self Directed Services at Anglicare WA and was most recently State Director of Mission Australia.
Amanda has contributed to strategic planning as a member of State and Federal committees and Boards; currently as Board member of the Western Australian Council of Social Services, Community Employers of Western Australia, and the Centre for Social Impact Advisory Board, and she is a member of the UnitingCare Australia Social Policy Network.
As a leader serving in the community sector, Amanda has a strong passion and sense of vision for achieving a quality of life for each individual; as well as a valued place in community for individuals and families who are marginalised or experiencing disadvantage.



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Ms Kim Brooklyn

Kim Brooklyn is the Chief Operating Officer for UnitingCare West, and holds responsibility for the whole of organisation delivery of quality services within the place based framework by competent and capable people (staff and volunteers).
Kim has over 30 years’ of diverse experience in the delivery of services to the community as both a provider, and also via extensive management experience having held senior leadership positions in the community, public and private sectors. Alongside service delivery and management experience, Kim has worked as a Senior Consultant delivering on a number of community engagement and organisational development/sustainability reviews, and contributed to state-wide service reviews and cultural audits for government, not-for-profit and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations across Australia. More recently she has also contributed to social policy reform at the State and National level via her roles as Chairperson of the Alliance for Children at Risk, member of the UnitingCare Australia National Children, Young People and Families Network, and the WACOSS Children’s Policy Advisory Committee.
Kim brings a passion for social justice and a deep commitment to actively engage with communities and organisations to determine the most meaningful and effective services to best meet their needs.



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Mr Glyn Davies

Glyn Davies currently holds the position of Executive Manager, Community Inclusion. Glyn has over 30 years’ experience, working in the not for profit sector. He has recently joined UnitingCare West after holding senior management positions with Save the Children Australia and the Starlight Children’s Foundation, and has been instrumental in the development of programs in regional areas including remote Aboriginal communities. Glyn has held a range of management and Board positions across various disability organisations and has significant experience within the disability sector, working across accommodation, advocacy, recreation and employment and training services. Glyn is passionate about the development of programs for the most marginalised people in our community and brings to this role, both program and business management experience and a commitment to innovative program development.



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Mr Mark Fuderer

Mark Fuderer currently holds the position of Executive Manager, Corporate Services. He is a qualified accountant with 25 years’ experience spanning both the commercial and not-for-profits sectors. Mark’s varied background includes his time as CFO of St John Ambulance in WA, several years as Head of Fund Administration and Senior Project Manager for a large financial service provider, and experience in the UK as Financial Controller for PolyGram Record Operations. Mark’s combination of strategic, financial and operational experience, gained across multiple sectors within inter-disciplinary teams, along with his passion for UnitingCare West’s mission, make him a valuable member of our Executive team.



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Mrs Linda Malone

Linda Malone is acting Executive Manager, Business Development and Strategy. Her areas of responsibility include Strategic Planning, Project Evaluation, Marketing and Advancement, and The Warehouse Café. Linda has worked in the not for profit sector for many years bringing a wide range of experience across business and community development, fundraising, event management, adult education, tender writing, marketing and social enterprise.
Linda’s passion is in building strong communities. Utilising her skills and qualifications in Project Management and Graduate Diploma of Business Marketing, Linda is committed to supporting people and communities to belong and thrive.



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Ms Helen Liedel

Helen Liedel holds the position of Executive Manager Community Living. Helen has over 25 years’ experience in a number of state human service agencies including the Office of the Auditor General, Department of Corrective Services, Disability Services Commission, Department of Health and Sexual Assault Resource Centre. In addition, Helen has worked for two local governments, Subiaco and Bayswater, been a private evaluation consultant and also been a lecturer/tutor with Curtin University, UWA and Edith Cowan University. Helen has experience in management, policy and program development and implementation, research and evaluation and client service provision. She has been a member of executive and management teams and a number of interagency working groups and committees on a state and national basis. Helen holds tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Commerce and International Community Development, and she is currently studying for a Masters of Evaluation. Helen has always had a strong interest in social justice which was the impetus for her to obtain a social work qualification and then to work in the community services sector. Helen is excited to join UCW and to contribute to the organisation as it moves forward in a climate of change and new opportunities.



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Mr Paul McGann

Paul McGann is the acting Executive Manager, People and Culture. He is a seasoned HR practitioner with over 20 years’ experience working in higher education, government, management consulting, aged care and the community services sectors. He has a Post-graduate Diploma in Business (Human Resource Management). Paul has led significant initiatives designed to strategically develop and embed ‘fit for purpose’ HR systems, practices and change including organisational transformation, remuneration and reward frameworks, talent acquisition, organisational development and employee relations. His professional intent is to help build a workplace where all workers can belong, thrive and achieve great outcomes for themselves and the organisation.



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Ms Megan Richards

Megan Richards currently holds the position of Executive Manager, Strengthening Communities. Megan has almost 20 years’ experience working in the not for profit sector. She joined UnitingCare West as a Service Manager in 2013 after holding a senior management position at the Rise Network where she was instrumental in the development of programs for young people including Western Australia’s first refuge for teenage mothers escaping family and domestic violence. Megan is passionate about working alongside people, particularly vulnerable children and young people, to ensure they are provided with the opportunity to grow and thrive in a safe, nurturing and inclusive community. Megan brings a wide range of experience in working collaboratively with communities to develop innovative and responsive programs to meet the needs of the most marginalised people in our community.



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Mr Daniel Viljoen

Daniel Viljoen currently holds the position of Mission Development Leader at UnitingCare West. After completing his theological degrees at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, Daniel joined the South African National Defence Force as Military Chaplain. His chaplaincy role also required of him to minister in his church’s congregations. Daniel served in the forces for 11 years before migrating to Australia in 2003. After a 14 month ministry in a local congregation Daniel joined The Bethanie Group to coordinate their Chaplaincy Services. He gained valuable experience in aged care and during his 9 years with Bethanie was introduced to the concept of Mission Alignment. Daniel is passionate about bringing theology, mission and business together in a way that is true to Biblical principles, aligning an organisation with its Christian values, roots and mission.



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Mrs Josey Hansen

Josey Hansen holds the position of Aboriginal Engagement Leader/Cultural Architect at UnitingCare West.
Josey is a Noongar woman; she is a wife, mother, grandmother and an active member in her community.
On 29 May 2017, Josey began her journey with the UnitingCare West Executive Team, after 20 years of walking with AnglicareWA.
Josey walks with individuals and teams developing plans for their Cultural Frames as they build their Cultural Body of work strengthening the Cultural Fabric of their organisation.
Josey has a strong belief that ‘yarning-sharing stories’ and effective use of networks has reached out to the broader community to work towards an inclusive society and serves to challenge stereotypical beliefs that are problematic in preventing people living in harmony. She works from a Christian value base, and is known to be professional and ethical in all her dealings consulting regularly with Strategic Cultural Advisors. Josey acknowledges that her Culture has taken her on an exceptional journey both professionally and personally.