PeakCare Queensland has a dedicated team of professionals working in a range of permanent and project roles.
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|Lindsay Wegener||Executive Directoremail@example.com|
Projects Manager, Policy, Practice & Service Development
|Gary Roberts||Corporate Support Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Policy Adviseremail@example.com|
|Chayan Sarkar||Projects Manager, Planning and Partnershipsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
In being a highly experienced child protection practitioner, policy-maker, manager, service administrator, educator and leading initiator of program designs and service models, Lindsay brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to the role of Executive Director.
A Social Worker by profession and graduate of the University of Queensland, Lindsay commenced his career as a child protection and youth justice practitioner within the (then) Queensland Department of Children Services, working in various areas of south-east and central Queensland. Over a period of around twenty years, Lindsay continued his employment in the government sector holding a range of senior policy, program development and operational director positions within the fields of child protection and youth justice.
After leaving the government sector, Lindsay worked for several years in State Manager and Director roles within non-government organisations providing residential and other out-of-home care and related services for children and young people. Notably, Lindsay pioneered the design and development of specialist foster care services within Queensland.
In 2006, Lindsay commenced providing consultancy and contracted services for both government and non-government organisations and became a casual member of the teaching staff within the School of Human Services and Social Work, Griffith University.
Highly regarded across both government and non-government sectors, Lindsay has a sound reputation for bringing a creative and innovative flair to the services he provides, grounded by the insight that comes from his extensive experience.
Importantly, Lindsay perceives PeakCare as serving the interests of its member agencies in being a catalyst for change and an important conduit between policy and practice and the interaction of government and non-government sectors. The active contribution of member agencies to PeakCare is welcomed as Lindsay pursues his goals of PeakCare maintaining its leading and vibrant role as a “melting-pot” for the generation of new and fresh ideas balanced with, and informed by, lessons already learned and the wisdom of the past.
Instilling an active permission for debate and the stretching of our collective imagination is seen by Lindsay as the way forward to organisations working together to improve outcomes concerning the safety and well-being of Queensland’s children, young people and families – this is the key role that PeakCare is well-placed to play.
Lorraine focuses on the areas of human resources and industrial relations, domestic violence (in particular the interface between domestic violence and child protection), and residential care for children and young people. Her other key roles include ongoing research and promotion of early intervention and family support to enhance well being for Queensland’s children and families. Lorraine also provides resourcing and advocacy for the NGO sector.
Lorraine is passionate about addressing violence and abuse in our society and ensuring quality care services for children and their families who require various interventions and support programs. Prior to joining PeakCare in 2008, Lorraine managed an NGO that focused on the provision of intensive intervention services to young people with complex needs.
Gary joined PeakCare in 2011 and brings with him organisational skills that he has developed and honed during 30 years of working for big corporations.
Gary migrated to Australia from England in 2001 and, after 8 years of working for a national communications company, was looking for a new challenge in a smaller organisation where he felt he could make a difference.
Gary manages the day-to-day running of the PeakCare office and provides much-needed support for our Executive Director.
Gary is also responsible for all accounting and invoicing enquiries; conferences and workshops; Board members & staffing enquiries; reception & business support staff, plus maintaining our building and relationships with our tenants.
Tracey has worked in and with a wide range of government and non-government organisations in the areas of family support, child protection, out of home care, performance measurement, community services funding and development, and policy and procedures development.
She is interested in designing and implementing research-informed policies, programs and services, and finding out whether they are effective and deliver improved outcomes for children, young people and families.
Prior to being appointed to the Principal Policy Adviser position, Tracey worked for over six years as a consultant to child and family welfare and community services. She worked at PeakCare over 2005 and 2006, particularly around the implementation of responses to the Crime and Misconduct Commission’s inquiry recommendations about the development of service standards and the regulation of out of home care. Prior to this, Tracey worked in the Queensland Government, in the agencies responsible for child protection and education.