Jane Miller Chief Executive Officer
Jane has worked in senior roles across a variety of sectors including Banking, Health and Aging, Employment and Federal Government. Her focus has been working as an Operations Manager for several large NGOs with a focus on improving social, education and employment outcomes for Aboriginal people in regional and remote Western Australia.
Jane utilises her extensive experience to lead the Backbone team for the Connecting Community for Kids initiative, ensuring community members lead the change they want for children and families. Jane considers this work the most rewarding of her career, community leaders are turning aspiration into action, challenging and changing systems working towards transformative change
Wendy King Community Engagement Officer
After arriving from the UK in 2015 Wendy developed a passion for community work, with a focus on the early years and vulnerable children and families across Cockburn and Kwinana. She worked in Falcon as a Centre Manager for a family centre for two years before joining CCK.
Since commencing with CCK in 2018 Wendy has played an integral role in building strong relationships and connections with families across both Kwinana and Cockburn and ensured that their voices are embedded in our activities and programs. Wendy is our all-round Irish superstar and works on everything from organising meetings, to accounts and event planning. She is the ‘face of CCK’ and if you have ever attended an event there is a good chance you have already met Wendy.
She is the lead in our Celebrate Culture Kwinana group and works closely with the group to ensure their many diverse cultures are celebrated at the cultural events we run.
In her spare time Wendy is a keen cyclist and in 2019 she took part in the Busselton Ironman! where she completed a 1.9km swim, 90km bike ride and 21km run.
Justine Fawcett Communications & Engagement Officer
Justine joined the CCK team in 2018 with extensive experience in marketing and communications roles across both local government and corporate enterprises.
As a local resident, and mother of three young children, she is passionate about facilitating initiatives to enhance levels of developmental outcomes in young children.
She loves to indulge her creative talents at CCK, where she is responsible for communications, marketing and graphic design, and recently developed and rolled-out our new website. Over the past 3 years Justine has developed multiple key communication pieces, in collaboration with stakeholders, including My Journey to School (a brochure supported by the Department of Education to prepare Kwinana families for school) and Silver Linings (a workbook to support school-aged Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s emotional well-being).
Outside of work you can find Justine at the gym, making a mess in the kitchen or cheering on her kids at weekend sport.
Philippa Aitken Community Facilitator (Cockburn)
Philippa has worked in Community Development and Funding Administration for community groups in New Zealand Central Government for 10 years. She has also spent time travelling overseas, working with children and adults teaching English as a second language. It was through this travelling that her love of working with people from different cultures began.
Philippa is a local Cockburn resident and Mum to two young children. Having experienced moving to Australia with small children and having no family support she is passionate about making connections for families so that they feel engaged and supported in their community.
Since joining CCK she has enjoyed building connections with families across Cockburn during our Long Table Lunches, Kids Go Wild and Celebrate Culture events.
Jenni Crowther Lead Family Mentor
Jenni joins CCK in the newly developed role of Lead Family Mentor. She is currently studying her Masters of Counselling at Notre Dame University and is a qualified play therapist, working with children with mental health distress and complex trauma.
Jenni is a mum of two children and her passion lies in developing programs that are responsive to social and emotional needs of the whole family unit.
Dianne Jones Family Mentor
Di joins CCK in the role of Family Mentor, looking after the Rockingham area. She has a diverse working history across the not-for profit and government sectors.
She is passionate about supporting families and has worked at both Ngala and Anglicare WA in this capacity.
She enjoys working one-on-one with individuals, and has previously worked as a Family Mentor with CLAN WA.