Tamsyn Cullingford

Tamsyn Cullingford


Tamsyn is an experienced leader, having spent over ten years in leadership roles in the public healthcare sector in Western Australia and Queensland, including in project management, change management, financial recovery, and operations management.
She has a strong interest in innovation, policy and corporate governance, and has achieved significant success across several organisations in major transformation, policy development and strategy execution.
Tamsyn loves working with people, especially those who are at risk or disadvantaged. She is a skilled advocate and communicator, who enjoys the challenges of navigating complex systems, relationships, and issues

Dean Caddy

Dean Caddy


As a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Dean has committed his extensive 20-year career to developing and maintaining a research-based approach to seeing organisations and teams thrive through strong organisational leadership, finance management, and strategy development and implementation. 

Dean is an ordained Pastor with the Australia Christian Churches and has worked with teams in public education, churches and non-for-profit sectors. He is passionate about providing strong, personable, strategic leadership to enable teams to work collaboratively and organisations to remain relevant in a constantly changing society.

Darlene Herbert

Darlene Herbert

School Chaplaincy Team Leader

Her wealth of experience in leadership, management, pastoral care, and community services, along with her 22 years with YouthCARE makes her an incredible asset to our senior management team.

In her role as Chaplaincy Team Leader, Darlene’s priority is to grow a team of high-quality staff, supporting them as they deliver exceptional service in their schools and regions.

Shelley Mwenda

Shelley Mwenda

CVE Team Leader

As a supportive and experienced leader who understands and champions Christian Values Education (CVE), Shelley is guided by her values and the principles of the YouthCARE mission.
The depth and quality of the relationships built and established over Shelley’s 6 years at YouthCARE reflect her personal values and depth of care for the volunteer CVE team and her team of Field Officers.
Shelley’s passion, determination and drive is evident as she works to increase the presence and positive impacts of Christian Values Education programs throughout WA schools.


Marlon Forrester

Head of Marketing and Communications

Genuine connection is the key to effective marketing and communications and over the last three decades, Marlon has built a career on meeting people at their point of need and connecting them to effective solutions.

Spanning the corporate, enterprise and SME landscape, Marlon has developed and executed a range of marketing strategies and executions for stakeholders and clients across both public and commercial sectors. As an engaging speaker, presenter and relationship builder, Marlon develops and enables teams of creatives and communications specialists to represent and promote the heart and stories of growing organisations.

Gennie M

Gennie Mecaydor

Finance Manager

Gennie joined YouthCARE in 2019 with over 18 years’ experience obtained with a variety of organisations both in Australia and internationally including engineering service providers, land development, education, food, manufacturing industries, government and not-for-profit organisations.

She is a CPA Australia qualified accountant who loves investing in people and seeing them grow in their role.