Viv is the General Manager Family and Disability Services, Greater Brisbane Region at Uniting Care. She is also the lead for Uniting Care’s Child Protection Pillar, championing the voices of children in care, as well as those who are part of families who are receiving a service within Uniting Care such as the “Child Inclusive Practice” in Family Dispute Resolution.
Viv started her Human Services career in 2006 as a Youth Worker in the High Schools of Adelaide, and has since held a number of progressively more senior positions in different states and overseas as a Humanitarian Leader. She spent some years in extremely remote Aboriginal Communities in the APY Lands and Cape York, working and living alongside some of the most vulnerable families and their children, and hearing their stories. These experiences ignited her determination in making a difference to those most disadvantaged and at risk.
Viv was elected to the Board in May 2021.