Operations Manager of Services in the North Western Region
Michelle is our Operations Manager of Services in the North Western Region (Vic/NSW/ACT).
Michelle has worked as a Speech Pathologist within the disability sector for over 25 years, and with Noah’s Ark as an employee since 2006. Prior to this she was member of the local Noah’s Ark Toy Library Committee as a volunteer. She has been in involved with the Bendigo Team as a Project Worker, Team Leader and Key Worker and now Operations Manager of the North Western Region.
Michelle’s commitment to providing functional, practical and evidence-based support as a practitioner, and working on the things that are important to the child and family, have provided her with extensive knowledge in delivering a quality flexible service. She enjoys being able to guide practitioners in their career aspirations, supporting them to identify their strengths and interests, and increasing their commitment to the sector that she has been dedicated to for many years.
Building awareness of inclusion within the wider community and increasing the capacity of the community to support people with disabilities underpins Michelle’s commitment to her work. She has forged partnerships with community groups locally, but also through opportunities to connect with communities overseas from providing Inclusion training in Malaysia to frontline health volunteering in Kenya.