The Executive Team

 

Tricia Murray
Chief Executive Officer

Tricia was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer in 2004. She has worked in the community not for profit sector in NSW and Western Australia for over thirty years, primarily in management positions, with a focus on child protection, homelessness, family violence and children’s services. Tricia is also the Chair of the Children and Family Welfare Agencies Association; a member of the boards of Community Employers of WA and Families Australia; a member of the General Council of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA and the Ministerial Advisory Committee for Child Protection. She has a degree in Social Work and a Master of Service Administration, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors; a Justice of the Peace and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.

Pauline Dixon
Executive Manager Family Services

Pauline is the Executive Manager of Family Services at Wanslea.  She has over 25 years’ experience working with families experiencing vulnerability and their children.
She currently manages a team that works across a range of programs, including parenting, prevention of children entering care, reunification, support to children of parents with mental illness and early intervention and prevention of children and young people developing a mental illness. She is committed to using the evidence from research to inform work with parents in building on their strengths and increasing their family well-being. She is passionate about building the capacity of professionals working with families and has recently been involved in the co-production and implementation of an evidence based practice framework for working with families experiencing vulnerability and their children. She has been involved in a number of initiatives including the roll out of the National Healthy Start Strategy in Australia for Parents with Learning Difficulties and the development of services to Children of Parents with Mental Illness. 

Stephan Lund
Executive Manager Out of Home Care and Specialist Services

Stephan is the Executive Manager Out of Home Care and Specialist Services at Wanslea Family Services. Stephan’s particular interests include innovation in fostering, evidence based practice, specialised fostering and research and evaluation. He has been in the field since 1999 and has undertaken PhD studies at the University of Western Australia, researching the area of permanence and stability in foster care.

 


Stephanie Jackiewicz
Executive Manager Early Years

Stephanie began her career as an educator and soon moved into the research stream, firstly as a university lecturer and then as a Senior Research Officer at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research. She has been involved in a variety of projects that relate to children’s health and wellbeing over her career.  Stephanie has presented at national conferences and in 2008 at the Early Years Conference in Vancouver, Canada. She was the National Director (WA) on the Early Childhood Australia Board (ECA) for six years. During that time she was involved with the development of the ECA Reconciliation Action Plan and sat on the Barbara Creaser Awards committee. She currently chairs the ECA National Committee reviewing the Code of Ethics.  Stephanie has been a long term advocate for young children and in 2015 was acknowledged for this work with an award for Outstanding Professional Service Award from the Professional Teachers Council of WA.  Prior to joining Wanslea Stephanie led the Early Years Learning and Care Team at Catholic Education Western Australia. She was integral in developing the organisations first child care services and in implementing the EYLF and NQS in the schooling sector.  Stephanie has a Bachelor of Social Science, Master of Social Science and a Grad Dip in Business Administation. She is currently completing her MBA.

 

Moray McSevich
Executive Manager Regional Services

Moray received his Bachelor of Psychology from the University of WA in 1982, and his first employment post was in the WA Goldfields region, working there as a Probation and Parole Officer for around 4 years for the WA government [then Crown Law Department]. This experience gave him a solid grounding in direct casework, particularly with Indigenous people, which is a passion that he further developed over the subsequent years [1990-2007] in a management position in that line of work in the Great Southern region of WA.  From 1997-1998, he undertook a 12 month international work exchange when he took up a position as a Probation and Parole Manager in the county of Gloucestershire in England.  His focus on working with Indigenous families continued when he moved into management in the Great Southern region when in 2007 he became the District Director of the then Department of Child Protection, where he remained until he joined Wanslea in December 2013. During the entirety of his stay in the Great Southern region, he has always demonstrated a strong commitment to “collaboration between service providers” in the human services arena. In addition, he was an active participant, including a stint as Chair, of the Great Southern Human Services Forum, whose major mandate was to facilitate and strengthen joined-up services within government agencies.

Dr Estelle McDonald
Executive Manager Strategy and Business Development

Estelle is the Executive Manager Strategy and Business Development at Wanslea.  Estelle has 20 years of strategy experience across government, non-profit, commercial and community services organisations.  Estelle held a number of strategy roles at the Government Employees Superannuation Board and was Client Director at Barrington Consulting Group. Prior to joining Wanslea, Estelle led national strategy development, innovation and business development opportunities at Silver Chain.  She was heavily involved in responding to the consumer-directed reforms and the development of innovative services and funding models.  Estelle was part of the Wanslea Early Learning and Development Board for seven years.  She is passionate about child development, community and client involvement in service development, innovation and cross-sector collaboration.  Estelle holds a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours and PhD from the University of Western Australia.

Liane Papaelias
Chief Financial Officer

Liane Papaelias is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Wanslea Family Services.  Liane has many years of experience in senior executive roles and as a non-executive company director in the not-for-profit sector.  Prior to Wanslea, Liane spent twelve years as CFO and Company Secretary at the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (Western Operations) where she led financial strategy, asset management and reporting.  Highlights included negotiation of new contracts and funding models with Government and construction of new facilities at Jandakot, Port Hedland, Derby and Broome.  Other senior executive roles include CFO at Autism Association of WA, Management Accountant at Murdoch University and Director of Finance and Administration at Perth College.  Liane first worked in Government and as a consultant with two of the large Chartered Accounting firms before taking on her first management role in the not-for-profit sector where she has now gained over twenty years of rich and rewarding experience.  Liane holds a Bachelor of Business from Edith Cowan University, is a Fellow Certified Practising Accountant and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.