Denise has been working in senior management roles across the community sector for the past 12 years. She is the General Manager Service & Strategy for South East Community Links.
With backgrounds in community development and marketing, Denise’s passion for supporting migrant and refugee communities to reach their full and equitable potential has been a driving force throughout her career. Whether working with migrants and refugees, homeless young people, families in care crisis or people with disabilities Denise thrives on developing and delivering services that make a real difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities.
Denise has developed and delivered a wide range of innovative settlement services and community education programs with adult, youth and ageing communities across the north, west and south east of Melbourne. She has also developed and delivered cultural competency training programs across government, private and community sectors around Australia. She is a long term, active and committed member of SCOA, contributing her knowledge and experience wherever possible to ensure the sector thrives and continues to meet the changing needs of culturally diverse communities.
A former Chair and Director of women’s health, human rights, drug and alcohol, education and cultural diversity organisations, Denise is a Victorian Representative on the SCOA Executive. She is also a current Director of South East Local Learning & Employment Network.