Craig Webster currently works at Balga Senior High School in the role of Extended Services Co-ordinator. He has works with culturally diverse groups of young people, including those from refugee backgrounds, on a daily basis and has been involved with MYANWA since its inception in 2005. He believes that migrant young people should be provided every opportunity to ensure their transition to settlement in Australia is successful, and that all service providers can work together to help in achieving positive outcomes for young people.
Department of Education WA
Rebecca Hall is a Cultural Development Officer at the City of Canning and says she feels privileged to be a part of the MYAN WA Executive Group because she is passionate about social justice, equity and inclusion for young people from diverse backgrounds, and that their stories and voices must be heard by policy makers.
City of Canning
Lucy McEvoy is a Youth Specialist Worker for the Association for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (ASeTTS) in Perth Western Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University with a major in politics and minor in Indigenous Studies, as well as a Master of Social Work from the University of Western Australia and a Certificate IV in Relationship Education.
Lucy has always been concerned in social justice and inequality. Her interest in the plight of refugees, and particularly those who have experienced torture, began in 2000. Her current work involves engagement with young trauma survivors from various African nations, the Middle East and Burma. Her thinking and practice are informed by the Circe of Courage Model, Social Learning Theory, Psychodynamic Theory and Anti-Oppressive Practice.
Terese Micallef currently works at the Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre as the Youth Community Development Coordinator, working with young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds. Terese believes in the positivity that diversity brings and seeks to create a community that accepts and values diversity. To be a part of the MYAN WA EG is a great opportunity to ensure that the voices, experiences and stories of the young people that she works with and their wider community are included and being heard across the network and also through to policy makers. She believes MYAN WA Is an excellent platform in networking as a collective for the benefit of young people from multicultural backgrounds living in WA.
Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre
Belinda has been in youth work for more than 20 years, working within a number of areas including outreach, program development, and engagement and consultation. She is currently the Youth Development Officer at the City of Swan where she provides advocacy and support for a number of youth services in the area. A strong advocate for professional youth work practice, Belinda is excited to be involved in MYANWA and further explore how young people from diverse backgrounds can be heard from the rooftops, celebrate and nurture their strengths.
Youth Development Officer
Karen has worked in the youth sector for more than 20 years, most recently as a member of Fremantle Multicultural Centre’s Settlement Services team, providing services to young people from her office at North Lake Senior Campus. As a passionate believer in the importance of diversity, respect and understanding, being a part of the MYAN WA executive group provides an opportunity to work together with other advocates towards amplifying the voice of young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds.
Fremantle Multicultural Services Centre
Mark has been committed to the youth and community sector for over 30 years. He has worked in a variety of youth areas including Indigenous youth, juvenile offenders, mental health, drug and alcohol, and homelessness. He setup Western Australia’s first youth detoxification and withdrawal service at Mission Australia and has also managed the State’s largest youth suicide and self-harm prevention service, Youth Focus. Mark holds a Bachelor of Social Science (Youth Work & Psychology), a Diploma in Drugs and Alcohol, as well as a Diploma in Business Management. Mark was appointed CEO of Youth Futures in 2011.
Youth Futures WA