As Chief Executive Officer of YouthCARE, Stanley currently leads one of Western Australia's largest non-government organisations (NGO) providing significant educational and pastoral care services to young adults and children in nearly 600 schools across the state.
Over the past 10 years, Stanley's vision and leadership has grown the organisation over 400%, with now more than 350 staff and 700 volunteers making a significant difference in 600 schools and communities across Western Australia.
Stanley brings to the role over 30 years of local, national and international experience in leading visionary transformational change in education, health and social-infrastructure.
Stanley's inspirational and values-driven approach underpins his ability to excel in politically, socially and cross culturally (including multi-ethnically) sensitive environments. His proven expertise in organisational development and management extends across small fledgling institutions through to large, dynamic and complex organisations. Whether it's navigating high-level policy frameworks or complex macro/micro social, economic and legal issues, Stanley has the ability to engage and strategically execute plans to achieve maximum value.
As Chief Operating Officer of YouthCARE, Michael brings over 15 years experience in the not-for-profit industry to the organisation. Michael started at YouthCARE in 2012 as an Area Chaplain before moving into the Operations Team in early 2014.
Prior to joining YouthCARE, Michael worked as a Youth and Children's Minister for 10 years then coordinated Volunteer Services for St John of God Murdoch.
Michael has recently completed a Masters of Business Administration and has qualifications in training and assessing, youth work and theology, as well as a wealth of knowledge in strategic and operational management.
Michael's growth-driven approach to operations management will ensure the continuous improvement of YouthCARE's services, programs and delivery, and his exceptional people skills provides constant encouragement within the organisation.
"I'm passionate about ensuring that those on the coalface can effectively deliver our services and programs to school communities. Knowing that our services make a difference within public schools is what drives our staff at YouthCARE."
Liesl is YouthCARE’s Service Quality Manager. She joined YouthCARE in 2008 as a chaplain. After 5 years Liesl became an Area Chaplain, followed by Chaplaincy Services Coordinator and has been Service Quality Manager since January 2016.
Liesl loves studying and has an Advanced Diploma in Counselling, Diploma in Management, Diploma in Human Resources and is working towards a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology).
Before moving to Australia in 2002, Liesl worked for the South African Medical Corps with the army, managing a team of 12 dental nurses at a military hospital in Voortrekker Hoogte.
Liesl’s love of people and equipping them for service within school communities makes her a valued member of the YouthCARE team.
“YouthCARE’s vision and mission to express God’s love and presence in educational communities in WA fits in with my own vision and mission and the calling God has placed on me.”
Anna is the Accountant at YouthCARE. She started with YouthCARE in 2013 before taking the responsibility for leading the Finance Department in 2016.
She iscurrently completing her CPA, which combines practical accounting experience, studies in accounting and financial management with mentoring from a senior accountant.
Anna loves combining her skills in finance and management while working for an organisation that provides such valuable services.
“I am passionate about the work that YouthCARE chaplains and volunteers do in school communities and feel privileged to be able to use my skills and knowledge to support this valuable work. I consider it a great opportunity to contribute to the work of an organisation, whose values of respect, compassion and service are demonstrated daily.”
John is the Chaplaincy Services Team Leader at YouthCARE. He began working at YouthCARE as the Area Chaplain for the Mid South West before moving on to his current role.
John has a Bachelor of Theology and Diploma of Ministry from the Australian College of Ministries, as well as many years' experience as an Associate Pastor with the Thornlie Church of Christ and Rockingham Church of Christ.
As the Team Leader for YouthCARE's Chaplaincy Services, John is dedicated to conveying our mission and helping our Chaplains provide the best possible support to public schools in our state.
"I love the YouthCARE mission statement, 'Expressing God's love and presence in educational communities'. This is about the lives of Chaplains which have been impacted significantly by the love of God, who want to live in a way that reflects that love to others. In a society where love is often conditional and hope is sometimes difficult to find, I see chaplaincy reflecting God's unconditional love and holding out hope to our school communities for a better future."