The Peel Youth Services Board held the 2015 Annual General Meeting in October 2015
Chairperson – Jessica Vati
I have been on the Peel Youth Services Board of Management since 2010 as a Board Member, and currently as Chairperson. I am the Coordinator and Youth Support Worker for Street Net Youth Services, also based in Mandurah at the Billy Dower Youth Centre, I have been with Street Net since 2009. Street Net provides early intervention, diversional and recreational activities, and case management for young people aged 12 – 18 years who are at risk, through centre based and outreach services. The service is involved in running a number of programs aimed at increasing participation of at risk youth in the community, including Mandurah Night Hoops, Elementz Hip Hop Program and Respectful Relationships. I am involved in a number of inter-agency groups including the Bindjareb Aboriginal Inter-agency Network, Shire of Murray Community Safety and Crime Prevention Reference Group, Waroona Inter-agency Network and the Peel Regional Youth Services Network. I have also been involved in a number of community events including National Youth Week, Homeless Persons Week and Child Protection Week. Outside of work, I am heavily involved in the Rhythmic Gymnastics community, and currently President of Peel Dynamic Gymsports.
Vice-Chair – Pamela Micklewright
Treasurer – Helen Douglas
CPA, B Bus (ACC), Principal HD Solutions. Helen brings a wealth of knowledge and practical experience to the Peel Youth Services. She has worked successfully within the private and public sectors, managing corporate finance and reporting, budgeting and organisational planning for a variety of small, medium and large-scale businesses as well as the not for profit sector. working at a senior executive level, Helen continues to provide advice and support to CEO’s and Board’s across a wide spectrum of issues.
Secretary – vacant
I have been very fortunate in that I love what i do, which is why i have stuck with it for over 10 years. I work for Wanslea in Mandurah, alongside young people(ages 14 – 25) who are or have been in Foster Care. Wanslea’s My Place Program (Ngan-na Mia) Provides long term advocacy, mentoring and practical guidance to support young people in their transition to independence. My day is never dull and always diverse. The tenacity and resilience of the young people I share time with, is an inspiration. I share the same values and ethos as Peel Youth Services and feel privileged to have been offered the opportunity to serve our youth and PYS staff as a board member. My time on the PYS Board has enhanced my knowledge of the wider community and forged personal growth for which i am very grateful.