Board Of Management
Warren has worked in the Australian Public Service and Aboriginal Affairs for over 25 years, working in remote and regional areas and communities in APY Lands SA, West, Central and East Kimberley’s in WA and Arnhem Land in NT. This work has included delivering, monitoring and managing CDEP Employment Programs, Municipal and Essential Services, Lore and Culture, Women’s Issues, Arts, Youth and Sport and Recreation programs. In 1990 Warren received a Certificate for Services to Aboriginal Communities and People from Minister for Aboriginal Affairs. Warren is currently employed at PLAHS as Community Service Team Leader and loving the position. He was elected onto the WCYS BOM in 2013; meeting and working with some very committed and passionate people. Warren’s position with PLAHS and relationship with WCYCS staff has allowed for developing a strong partnership and excellent youth and mentoring programs.
Billie has been a journalist at the Port Lincoln Times since 2004 after finishing a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism at the University of South Australia. Billie became involved in the local Youth Advisory Committee not long after moving to Port Lincoln and through that group was involved in the planning and set up of Youthoria. She was a member of the Youth Management Committee for a number of years before becoming a member of the West Coast Youth and Community Support board in 2013. Billie’s connection with YAC and Youthoria means she is particularly passionate about the contribution young people can make to the community. Billie is keen to see people of all ages being supported to be the best they can be, because ultimately it leads to a stronger community.
Bruce currently holds position of Mayor of the City of Port Lincoln. Bruce is a presiding member of Port Lincoln Health Advisory Council and member of Eyre Writers and Sing Australia, Port Lincoln. Bruce’s interests lie in equity of opportunity, respect of diversity and opportunity for personal growth. Brue has a strong belief that the community responds to individual effort and contribution.
Tracey has a Bachelor of Management and a Masters in Social Policy from the Australian National Univeristy in Canberra. She has a background in drug and alcohol policy, previously working in an advocacy position with the Australian National Council on Drugs which has direct consultation with the Prime Minister and Cabinet. She has extensive tendering and grant application experience as well as policy writing knowledge.
Tracey is passionate about social issues within the community, in particular homelessness, youth, mental health and drug and alcohol issues (and the comorbid issues which exist within these areas). She believes that strong communities are the foundation for strong youth and healthy families.
Bethany has a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice and a Bachelor of Arts from Flinders University. She is currently working part-time as a solicitor for Family Violence Legal Service Aboriginal Corporation (SA). Bethany moved to Port Lincoln in February 2011 in order to commence this job. Bethany was on maternity leave for 12 months between February 2012 and February 2013. Prior to moving to Port Lincoln, Bethany lived in Darwin for seven years and worked mainly at the NT Legal Aid Commission in the areas of family law, domestic violence, child protection, mental health and immigration law. Bethany has a strong interest in social justice issues and believes that WCYCS does a fantastic job assisting vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the lower EP.
Anna has 35 years experience in education, including 10 years teaching business, accounting and economics at Port Lincoln High School, and 25 years at TAFESA. Anna commenced at TAFESA as a lecturer for 5 years, then managed of a spectrum of educational faculties and programs, including human resource and financial management. Anna currently work in the family business Aussie Aluminium based in Port Lincoln. She is current Chair of Eyre Innovative Community Action Network Management Committee. The concept of life long learning and personal development of a person is a core value. The opportunity to assist the development of young people as well as others to reach their full potential and engage productively and positively in their lives and community is very important. The services provided by WCYCS, its ethos, and the values held by the organisation a key to the successful facilitation of the personal growth of individuals.
Cherie completed her Bachelor of Commerce in 2004 when she became a qualified Accountant and joined a local Accounting and Business Consulting firm. She is a member of the Institute of Public Accountants. Prior to completing her degree she spent 14 years within the financial services industry and assisting clients with their bookkeeping requirements including setting up, training and support of their business accounting systems. Cherie became Treasurer of WCYCS in 2010 and is proud to be associated with what they achieve for the local youth and community. Since leaving school and being involved in the local community through playing hockey she undertook coaching junior hockey and is Secretary of her club. Cherie is involved with her son’s sporting activities and has assisted the clubs by undertaking a Secretary position for 3 years and helping each week with umpiring and scoring.
Travis is currently employed as a Social, Emotional, Health and Wellbeing Family Caseworker at the Port Lincoln Aboriginal Health Service; has a Diploma of Alcohol & other Drugs including Mental Health and currently studying a BA in Social Work. This role includes supporting positive change by providing support around adult and youth mental health and alcohol and other drugs. In 2010, the Port Lincoln Community voted and elected Travis to advocate their needs on the Port Lincoln City Council. Travis takes his honorary role very seriously and continues to make himself available to all interest groups and individuals by listening to their concerns so that he can advocate where he can. Travis is a strong advocate of youth leadership, individuality and creative solutions – Travis states that “Youth leadership equals youth development in which young people gain skills and knowledge necessary to lead civic engagement, the confidence to voice local youth needs and the skills to facilitate programs and activities that suit the socio needs of our younger members of Port Lincoln. I promote young people to stand up, express their individuality and exercise their creative juices to play a big part of the development of the city of Port Lincoln and surrounding region”.
Glenys Sauturaga joined the WCYCS Board soon after relocating to Eyre Peninsula in 2009. She has been the Scripture Union Regional Coordinator, Lower Eyre Peninsula which has involved building a network across the area and working with volunteers from local churches. Glenys has experience in schools as a teacher, chaplain and seminar presenter. Her work has involved coordinating youth camps and community events. Being a board member has been a time of learning and awareness of the needs locally, and an encouragement to see the creativity and determination to respond helpfully to those in need across our community.
My name is Harry Fisher and I am a journalist at the Port Lincoln Times. I moved to Port Lincoln in March of 2014 from Adelaide to take up my first job after studying journalism at the University of South Australia. I was fortunate enough to be offered the job with a year left on my degree and therefore I am currently finishing my studies part time. What I love most about Port Lincoln is the strong community focus that you just don’t find in the city. Since moving here I have fallen in love with the town, its culture and its people and now I couldn’t imagine myself living anywhere else. I feel that I bring a youth-focused and balanced perspective to the board of West Coast Youth and Community Support and I look forward to working within the organisation and closely with its staff and board members to achieve positive outcomes for the community and more specifically the young people within it. Outside of my official duties I am heavily involved with the Port Lincoln Yacht Club as a member of the sailing committee and I also play football with the Wayback Football Club.
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- Youth Leadership And Community Programs
- Community Fundraisers At Youthoria