Michael has been the director of CatholicCare Wollongong since 2014. He is the current chair of Catholic Social Services Australia (CSSA) NSW/ACT and an elected board member of CSSA, the Catholic Church’s peak national social services body. He is also highly sought after as a presenter at national sector conferences.
Up until recently Michael was board chair of Family Relationship Services Australia.
He has also served as vice chair of the Institute of Counselling, as a member of the Advisory Board of the Bachelor of Counselling and Behavioural Science at the University of Notre Dame, and was a member of the Sydney Archdiocesan Catholic Schools Board.
Prior to 2014, Michael worked at CatholicCare Sydney for 21 years in practitioner, management and senior executive roles, in the public hospital system, with the Department of Defence, and in the United Kingdom with Westminster Social Services.
Michael is a passionate social worker with over 30 years of experience. He studied his undergraduate and post graduate studies in Social Work at the University of NSW, majoring in couple and family therapy.
After gaining 10 years of experience as an educator, coordinator and manager in the Marriage Relationship and the School Student and Family Programs at CatholicCare Wollongong, Roseanne was appointed Executive Manager for Family Services in 2017.
Today Rosanne oversees six distinct programs: The School Student and Family Program, The Families and Communities Program, Juvenile Justice Chaplaincy at Reiby Youth Justice Centre, The Pastoral Support Program in Schools, ParentsNext and the Children’s Contact Service.
A passionate advocate for supporting the needs of young people, Roseanne has presented at State and National conferences and has previously worked as an educator in both the state and Catholic school systems.
Roseanne attended the University of Wollongong (UOW) where she attained a Bachelor of Arts and Graduate Diploma, holds a Post Graduate Diploma from the Australian Catholic University and recently completed the Leadership Illawarra Program through the Sydney Business School at UOW.