Brophy Family and Youth Services is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, with a community-based Board of Directors and managed by a skilled and experienced executive team.
Our voluntary community based Board of Directors bring significant subject matter expertise, practice experience, communications skills and networks to support the work we do. They are passionate about the community we work in; they work and live in it themselves.
- Debbie Nankervis Chairperson
- Clare (Maree) Vaughan Deputy Chairperson
- Stephen Kerr Treasurer
- Dr Kristy Hess
- Michelle Walters
- Sue Holcombe
- Rob Wallis
- Sarah Van Rooy
- Ben Anderson
Our Executive Team
Our Executive Leadership team is made up of highly experienced professionals, responsible for leading and managing organisational strategy, operations, and innovation in knowledge and practice development across Brophy’s six Divisions.
Chief Executive Officer
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for providing operational management, leadership and strategic development for Brophy Family and Youth Services.
The Office of the CEO Division is represented by the members of the Executive Leadership Team who lead the Agency in promoting integration and seamless service delivery. Members include the CEO, the Executive Mangers of all Divisions and the Quality & Compliance Team.
Executive Manager – Youth Services
The Youth Services Division encompasses four teams which include Youth Support Team (Youth Homelessness, Youth Justice, Better Futures and Young Parents), Youth Transitions Team, Foyer Warrnambool (24 hour supported youth accommodation facility and related services), School & Community Team (School Focused Youth Service, Safe in the South West Project, Healthy Relationships).
Executive Manager – Health Services
The Health Services Division provides early intervention health services across a number of different program areas which include headspace (Warrnambool & Portland), psychological therapy services, Doctors in Secondary School (DISS), Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Program, DARE (Drug and Alcohol Responding Early) program and the WILD adventure therapy program along with the new Individual Placement and Support program (IPS).
Executive Manager – Corporate Services
The Corporate Services Division provides a comprehensive range of management and support services across the organisation in the areas of Finance, Information Technology and Resources, Workforce Engagement, Facilities Management, Corporate Compliance & Customer Service.
Executive Manager – Family & Individual Support Services
The Family & Individual Support Services Division aims to build the capacity of vulnerable families and individuals to enable them to self-manage and be the best they can be.
The Division incorporates Integrated Family Services, Family Violence Programs, Housing and Support Linkages and the Orange Door (including Child FIRST). These four teams deliver 20 programs to a diverse range of people in our community.
Executive Manager – Realise Enterprises
Our Realise Enterprises Division seeks to support people who have a disability to lead meaningful lives. With a mission to recognise & build on people’s individual strengths & potential for growth, the Realise Enterprise team aim to provide a pathway to independence & participation.
A significant part of the Division is Brophy’s social enterprise Tasty Plate Catering – the south west’s most unique catering service providing unique skill development to people with a range of abilities by offering them hospitality training in an ordinary environment.
Executive Manager – Out of Home Care Services
The Out of Home Care Services Division of Brophy looks after children and young people when a family needs support, in cases of family conflict or if there is a significant risk of harm or abuse in the family home through the programs of Foster Care, Kinship Care and Residential Care Services.
A number of key frameworks and models are used by the division’s enthusiastic and skilled staff to achieve this purpose. These include but are not limited to: Gender and Trauma Informed practice, Advantaged Thinking, Motivational Interviewing and task focussed interventions.