Our Team

The Carrie's Place team are dedicated and passionate. Without their hard work and expertise, we would not be able to provide Domestic Violence and Homelessness support services throughout Maitland and the greater Hunter Valley region.

Here we introduce Our Team.

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Jayne has now been the CEO at Carrie’s Place for over 2 years. Her experience covers roles in a variety of Organisations, including State and Local Government and the Not for Profit Sector.

Jayne is an executive, strategic Leader, who thrives on challenge and implementing change to ensure Carrie's Place continues to improve their outcomes for its Clients by ensuring they deliver high-quality services.

She has an authentic, transparent leadership style and prides herself on utilising a high level of emotional intelligence being aware of how her approaches influence the way she interacts with the variety of people she meets each and every day. Jayne is a values-based leader, with integrity, accountability, respect and honesty being her core values.

Joining Carrie’s Place in September 2020 was a new chapter in her career. During her last 12 months, she has been inspired by the dedication, resilience, and commitment of the Carrie’s Place workforce, and is so humbled by the support from the local community. Jayne is looking forward to the next 12 months and completing Carrie's Place strategic plan.

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Executive Officer

Caitlin commenced with Carries Place in February of 2023, after a number of years at another regional Not For Profit. Caitlin is drawn to supporting impactful organisations, with a firm focus on values and delivering projects that support best practice service delivery. Having taken opportunities to live and work across several States, Caitlin returned to the Hunter to establish a permanent place to call home.

Caitlin possesses qualifications in Legal and Justice Studies, and Modern Governance and has completed postgraduate studies in Project Management.
As Executive Officer of Carries Place, Caitlin is passionate about supporting the ongoing governance and operations at Carries Place, and the upcoming projects featured in the 2023-2026 Strategic Plan.

Carrie's Place Position Vacant-13

Program Manager -
Hunter Valley Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Services

We are currently looking for someone to fill our Domestic Violence Program Manager position.

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Program Manager -
Specialist Homelessness Services and Staying Home Leaving Violence Programs

With a background in Community Development in regional and remote NSW, Ange's passion for Social Justice was actualised, particularly for Women and Children experiencing domestic violence and the Aboriginal Community. She is a compassionate, inclusive, innovative and authentic leader who thrives in an environment where she can be challenged and can make a difference.

Ange came to Carrie’s Place in 2010 to complete work placement and in early 2011 successfully applied for a paid position. Ange has now worked for Carrie’s place for 10 years and has seen many changes. In 2011 Ange was employed as the first and only Stay Home Leaving Violence (SHLV) Program Case Manager. At the time there were 13 staff across the WDVAS, Accommodation Support Program (including the Women and Children’s Refuge) and The Resource Centre. After 3 ½ years with the SHLV program, Ange moved to the Specialist Homelessness Service Outreach team following the successful tender as part of the GHSH reforms.

In 2015 Ange returned to the refuge as Co-ordinator of the Accommodation Program which had expanded to include a number of Transitional properties and the DVRE program. This role changed and evolved over time and Ange oversaw the Staying Home Leave Violence program and Supported Temporary Accommodation program. In early 2021 Ange moved up into the Specialist Homeless Service Program Managers role and is now responsible for a team of 20 highly skilled and dedicated staff. Her initial passion for working with Women and children who have experienced domestic violence has grown and now includes a deeper understanding and compassion for homelessness.

“This work is both challenging and rewarding. I have had the privileged of being part of many clients and staff members stories and look forward to continuing to be part of the important work that our organisation does in the community and the continuous improvement of Carrie’s Place”.

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Events and Fundraising

With over 20 years business experience in event management, developing business relationships and managing digital marketing assets across different sectors, Rebekah joined the Carrie’s Place team in November 2022 having recently graduated university, with freshly acquired contemporary business knowledge and skills, including the development of new expertise in business practice for impact, strategic management and business research.

One of the greatest moments of Rebekah’s educational experience was the learning clarity around the purpose and power that shared value, collective impact and social responsibility has in shaping business into the future. Turning her talents to the not-for-profit space as the Events and Fundraising Coordinator, Rebekah develops mutually beneficial relationships, that utilise events and fundraising activities, as a vehicle to leverage organisational strengths, drive social change through awareness and education, and create connected communities, creating value for all.

Rebekah is a purpose-driven professional, who is a highly organised, task-orientated, active team member who uses collaboration, open communication and the pursuit of quality to guide business practices and event outcomes.

Carrie's Place Organisation Chart

Organisation Chart Updated 2023-04