Michelle has extensive experience in developing, implementing, and researching innovative practices. She has been key in supporting capacity building in effective practice in school-to-work transition and has experience in policy and program development, and system transformation. Michelle was recently recognised by the Australian Centre Careers Education (ACCE) with 'The Founders Award', for her work in supporting effective career education for young people with disability.
Samantha has over 6 years’ experience working within the Disability Employment sector, in which she developed an interest in making a difference in the lives of others. Samantha was part of the original Ticket to Work pilot project in 2012, and has seen first-hand the benefits of working together to ensure effective school transition. She now can use her experience to support others to do good work.
Currently on maternity leave. Amy has several years’ experience managing operations and coordinating programs across the education and not-for-profit sectors, in the UK and Australia. She has worked extensively developing programs that support people experiencing mental health distress (and their families and carers). Amy firmly believes that everyone has a right to employment and thinks employment can form a celebrated part of our identity.
Anamlee has six years of experience in the Social Services sector. During her time as a Support Worker, Anamlee worked closely with the individual and their support systems to foster community connection, build independence and achieve their aspirations. In her role as an Employment Consultant, Anamlee worked with people with disabilities and mental health conditions to find meaningful and satisfying employment. Anamlee also worked alongside the Transition team, where she supported young adults to engage in employment opportunities. Supporting Anamlees’ practical experience, she also has sound theoretical knowledge from her Diploma in Social Services, specialising in disability.
With eight years’ experience in the disability sector, Amii is a driven education, pathways and employment professional. Amii began her journey training supported employees with significant disabilities and mental health conditions. She is a passionate advocate for systemic change having led various projects to address the gaps and barriers faced by people with disability in reaching their education and employment goals.