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
Justine Fawcett Communications 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.
Bec Jones Community Facilitator Kwinana
Bec has worked across many areas of the education and care sector, with her career highlight being working within the Port Headland and Pilbara community. She has spent the last 3 years working in a primary school as a Special Needs Education Assistant.
Bec is passionate about providing parents with support during the Early Years and is looking forward to working with, and supporting, the community for positive community change and outcomes.
She is a super-mum to 3 beautiful children and in her spare time loves to go camping. She finds her inner-zen amongst the greenery and has a house plant and gardening addiction.
Holly Lucas Community Inclusion Facilitator
Holly began her career as a Special Needs Education Assistant at a local Education Support Centre, where she supported students with a wide range of diagnosis and abilities. This led her to discover her passion for supporting and empowering families of young children with a disability. In 2020 she began studying her Bachelors Degree in Psychology at ECU with a major in Children and Family Services.
Holly has a strong interest in supporting families of children with Autism, FASD, ADH, ID and other developmental delays.
In her spare time Holly loves being in the great outdoors with her family, spending her weekends at the beach, hiking or on a long bike ride.
Bianca Rennard Community Facilitator Cockburn
Prior to CCK Bianca was a Community Engagement Officer for Karingal Neighbourhood Centre in Paraburdoo. She loves being involved in the community and whilst living in Paraburdoo was an active member of the Paraburdoo Primary School P&C, Paraburdoo Pirates Rugby League Club, Para Red Dirt Rocks Annual Gala and Paraburdoo Swim Club!
And if that isn’t impressive enough she has done all this whilst being a mother to her three young kids and Aussie bulldog puppy Alfie. Outside of the office you will find Bianca traveling, cooking and spending quality family time with her family and puppy Alfie…when he isn’t chewing all of her shoes.
Madalaine Kenny Community Facilitator Inclusion
Madalaine graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy in 2015 and since then has worked in both clinical and non-clinical roles in not for-profit organisations and private practices.
She is an absolute go-getter who recently established her own business providing sensory, musical and nature inspired play sessions for young children as one of her passions is giving children opportunities to play, and giving parents the opportunity to make connections and find a sense of belonging in the community.
She is excited to work with a team of like-minded people, peers with lived experiences and the community to support children who experience disabilities and their families to be treated equally and have the same opportunities to live meaningful and purposeful lives as others.
Madalaine has two children and loves taking them camping to explore and enjoy our beautiful country.
Breana Liddington Community Facilitator
Breana has twelve years of experience working with children, and has facilitated numerous workshops, projects, and events in the local area. She also loves volunteering, which has allowed her to support and champion many charitable causes, with a focus on those living with illness and/or additional needs. It is through both her professional and volunteer experience that she has fostered a love of community work, and as a result, she is currently studying a Graduate Diploma in Community Development.
Breana is passionate about capacity building and is focused on spreading awareness of the importance of the early years across the Kwinana and Cockburn areas. Her goal is to create safe spaces where children are surrounded with support and love so they are given every opportunity to thrive.
In her spare time, you’ll find her working on projects in the shed or cuddling with her cat.
Izzie Staniland Data Interpreter
Izzie has a background in psychology, and is currently completing her Masters of Clinical Psychology degree, with a keen interest in family domestic violence and abuse. She is extremely passionate about the interplay between child, family, and community wellbeing and ensuring that their early years allow children to thrive and meet developmental milestones.
Her studies and previous psychology-related employment has given her insight into common issues Perth families are facing, and she now looks forward to directly engaging with them to help voice and target their concerns.
Izzie has volunteered in both Perth and Overseas to assist children of differing abilities and backgrounds, and now feels extremely grateful to be able to work with her local community.
When not studying or at work, you’ll find her playing with her puppy, doing Pilates, or spending time with family and friends.
Regina van Heythuysen Ears2Learn Coordinator and Mentor
Reggie joins us from Goodstart Early Learning Centres where she has been an Ears2Learn screener for the past four years, completing over 3,000 ear screens.
Reggie is a results-driven professional who knows first-hand the influence that empowering families to advocate for their children’s health can have. As a mum of a daughter with Cerebral Palsy, she is passionate about disability inclusion and supporting families navigating the NDIS.
In her spare time, Reggie has been a volunteer firefighter for Karnup VFES for four years, and she loves 4-wheel driving and camping under the stars in the great Australian outback with her family.
Sylvia Winmar Community Connector
Sylvia is employed as a Community Connector for Kwinana. She will be working closely with services and community members to build capacity, share culture and connect with community members. She is a super-mum to three kids and in her spare time loves to explore the outdoors with her family.
Jess CCK Volunteer
Jess has a Bachelor of Primary Education (Special Needs) and is currently studying a Diploma of Auslan. She hopes to begin a Bachelor of Art Therapy soon, so she can help Deaf and non-speaking people through creativity.
She has over ten years of experience working with children and young adults who have a disability. This includes teaching, support work, and tutoring. She has also worked with two different post school social businesses for disabled young adults: a craft and woodwork workshop, and a recreation company.
Jess has lived experience of disability and neurodivergence (including Autism, ADHD, and Functional Neurological Disorder). She knows that the wonderful things she can do because of her brain, outweigh the negative. She feels it is very important to value and celebrate diversity. The values of equity, wellbeing, compassion, empathy, empowerment, and respect are very important to her. Jess enjoys using art to engage children in learning about their wellbeing.
In her free time, Jess loves spending time with her dog (Ivy-Mae), making art, going to adapted Kung Fu, and visiting museums and cafes with her friends. Jess is a unique and proud disabled person.