|Trish has more than 25 years experience in the sector, holding a variety of positions within both government and non government welfare settings.|
Trish worked in Child Protection for two decades as a practitioner, manager and in strategic policy and projects. She joined Berry Street in 2006 as the Southern Eastern, Gippsland and Hume area manager for Take Two and in 2009, she was appointed Regional Director in Gippsland. Trish has a strong background in therapeutic and mental health interventions. She has worked in a number of Aboriginal communities including those of the Pitjanjatjara Lands, Gerard Reserve and Raucon in South Australia. Trish is a foster and respite carer herself and has an appreciation of the expectations and challenges of Kinship Care.
Trish is the Chairperson of the Victorian Therapeutic Treatment Board and a member of the Board since its inception in 2007.
Trish has a strong commitment to service delivery enhancement and she has been involved in a number of state wide working groups.
She has an interest and experience in work with particularly challenging adolescents. Trish is currently concluding a doctoral thesis on the importance of sibling relationships and connection in out-of-home care.
Trish has a great deal of experience in the delivery of training to a variety of audiences including Residential Staff, where she has delivered a variety of modules at the Cert IV level.
Berry Street was first established on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respect to their Elders, past and present, and to all the traditional custodians of land throughout Australia.