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  • Claerwen Little to take on national director role at UnitingCare
  • LASA appoints Vic, Qld state managers

Claerwen Little to take on national director role at UnitingCare

UnitingCare Australia has announced the appointment of Uniting NSW/ACT executive Claerwen Little as its new national director.

Claerwen Little
Claerwen Little

Ms Little, a community sector veteran of more than 35 years, is currently children’s advocate with Uniting in NSW/ACT, where she has worked for 25 years holding senior executive roles in service delivery, advocacy and innovation.

There, she has been responsible for establishing Uniting’s research and advocacy capability and leading a large suite of programs for children, families, young people, communities and people with disability.

Ms Little has a Masters of Policy (Social Policy) and is a graduate of Stanford’s executive program for NFP leaders and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

She is a member of the UnitingCare Australia National Committee and the chair of the UnitingCare Australia Children, Young People and Families Network and has sat on numerous other high level boards.

“With her unique combination of church experience, service delivery, social policy and qualifications, we believe Claerwen is an ideal choice for the role of national director and we look forward to working with her as she leads UnitingCare Australia into its next exciting phase,” said Colleen Geyer, general secretary of the Uniting Church Assembly.

Associate national director Martin Cowling will continue in the role of acting national director until Ms Little commences on 6 February 2017.

LASA appoints state managers

Veronica Jamison (left) and Kerri Lanchester

Following the move earlier this year to a federated model, Leading Age Services Australia has announced the appointments of the inaugural state managers for Victoria and Queensland.

Veronica Jamison, a senior executive with extensive public health, aged care, community and primary health experience has been appointed LASA Victoria state manager.

Ms Jamison has been involved in the health sector for over 30 years and has held senior executive roles in both rural Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne health services in public healthcare and not-for-profit organisations.

Kerri Lanchester has been appointed LASA Queensland state manager. Ms Lanchester has operated at senior levels in aged care in the state for the past 20 years, including with LASA Queensland.

Her experience covers the broad spectrum of age services, including aged care, community care and retirement living.

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