Executive Leadership Team
Chief Executive Officer
Bernadette has had more than 30 years’ experience working with families in a variety of settings with a focus on grief and trauma. Bernadette is passionate about not-for-profit organisations and about offering quality programs and services that are relevant, accessible and responsive to the needs of the community they serve. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role of CEO.
Bernadette joined Amber Community in 2012.
Manager, Counselling and Support Services
Renee has more than 25 years of experience supporting, training and leading others across several sectors, including, for the last 10 years, mental health. Renee is a qualified and experienced counsellor, supervisor and coach. Renee believes in early health intervention and meaningful connection. She is passionate about promoting and guiding the growth and well-being of others. Renee is dedicated to her team, Amber Community and the services it provides.
Renee joined Amber Community in 2022.
Virginia has over ten years’ experience in the retail and corporate sector, including management roles.
Virginia volunteered with us before accepting the role of office manager. She is passionate about customer service, supporting people impacted by road trauma and raising awareness about road safety.
Virginia aims to provide continued support and guidance to the Amber Community team in her role as office manager.
Virginia joined Amber Community in 2017.
Manager, Education Services
Chris has spent more than 25 years’ working as a counsellor and educator in the fields of drugs, youth and offending behaviours. For the past 13 years, Chris has worked in road safety, currently, the Manager of Education Services and is committed to cultural change.
Chris believes in the need for cross-sector collaboration where individuals and organisations (not-for-profit, government, philanthropic and business sectors) pool their resources and ideas for sustainable services that are accessible across the state of Victoria. She is dedicated to ensuring these services are purposeful and meaningful.
Chris joined Amber Community in 2006.