Our staff are highly passionate and skilled professionals with years of experience in the disability and community sectors. They are committed to the organisation and its vision, with most of the staff having worked at Moe Life Skills (now Life Skills Victoria) for at least ten years.
Carole started her career with Moe Life Skills Community Centre in 2007 and has guided the organisation through those years to its new identity Life Skills Victoria Inc (LSV Inc). She has worked in a range of community-based services for over 25 years. Her work has included: planning and developing a range of residential and day placement options for people with disability, coordinating the development and delivery of adult education programs within the Social and Community Services sector, in aged, disability and youth/child. Carole has also been involved in curriculum development and teaching postgraduate and undergraduate education programs to students in medicine, nursing, and health sciences. Carole has provided consultancy to community-based disability services in the review of existing services and to help determine opportunities for improvement and the development of operational plans.
Carole has also completed a: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the School of Rural Health, Monash University. Her research explored how changes in service provision have influenced and shaped the lives of people with an intellectual disability and their families in the Latrobe Valley.
Linda was the Manager of People and Culture West Gippsland Library Corporation from 2017 and promoted to Deputy CEO a short time thereafter, she was also a member of the Moe Life Skills Board of Management from 2019-2020.
She has over 20 years’ experience in Management roles, and has owned and operated businesses in Gippsland, providing training and professional development to Gippsland managers and leaders as well as working with international and national clients. Linda is also a volunteer mentor for adolescents and is a professional member of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) with a focus on building community strength, Linda is a Gippslandian and is invested in the success of supporting the disability sector and Life Skills Victoria.
Linda has a Certificate IV in Training Assessment and Education, Accredited Mental Health First Aid, is a Qualified Return to Work Coordinator and with her extensive Business Management experience and human behaviour studies is well placed to undertake her role as Deputy CEO.
Sharyn commenced at Moe Life Skills Community Centre in 2016 as Coordinator of the organisation’s high street community hub. Her role was varied with a primary focus on the development of the hub into a venue that is both used and enjoyed by the Moe community. In 2021, Sharyn transitioned into her current role as Executive Support.
Sharyn has a health and project management background and worked closely with Aboriginal communities and organisations for eight years prior to commencing at Moe Life Skills. She was also a senior member of the Department of Human Services in Gippsland for around 8 years managing Alcohol and Drugs and Aboriginal projects. Sharyn also undertook projects as a consultant in a variety of fields.
Sharyn enjoys working at Life Skills Victoria because it is an amazing opportunity to work with the local community and people of all abilities. In her free time Sharyn is the Coordinator of Story Dogs in Gippsland and provides the Story Dogs Program with her two dogs Kali and Leiha at her local school. Sharyn’s Kali is also an Accredited Therapy Dog and provides support to people in a variety of settings.
Sharyn’s qualifications include:
Wendy is one of the founding staff members of Moe Life Skills Community Centre, having helped establish the organisation in 1985. She watched the construction take place and along with other members contributed to landscaping the Moe Life Skills gardens. Wendy is a member of the Professional Leadership Team. She is responsible for the planning and development of disability programs and service delivery.
As well as her role in management, Wendy also teaches Cooking. She is an active member of the ‘Curtains for Certain’ drama group where participants produce and perform in the annual theatre production. When not working at LSV Inc, Wendy enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and gardening.
Wendy holds a number of qualifications including:
Luana has worked in the disability sector for over 40 years, commencing at Moe Life Skills Community Centre in 2001. She is the Education and Training Coordinator. Luana is responsible for the development and implementation, of LSV Inc pre-accredited training programs (ACFE) and accredited training courses. She is also the Work Health, Safety and Wellbeing (WHS&W) staff representative and the Authorised Program Officer (APO).
Luana teaches drama classes and supports participants to produce and perform in the annual LSV Inc theatre production. Luana enjoys watching football and tennis and in her spare time she runs an All-Abilities netball program. Luana’s extensive experience is complimented by her qualifications, which include:
Sharon started at Moe Life Skills Community Centre in 2011. She has over 38 years of experience in the disability field including working with children, adolescents and adults in supported accommodation and in-home support with responsibility for coordinating care and respite. Sharon’s current role at LSV Inc is Planner and Client Services where she leads and manages the development of individualised plans in line with a person’s NDIS funded plan. Sharon is a member of the Practice Leadership Team and is driven by her commitment to help clients achieve their goals, whether this be living independently or being able to make the important decisions and choices in their lives. Sharon enjoys being at home on her days off and spending time with her family.
In addition to her extensive experience, Sharon holds a Diploma in Disability.
Rosie has been with Moe Life Skills Community Centre since 2010. Before joining the organisation, Rose worked for 21 years as an early childcare educator, and later as Director of a large early learning centre. Her role is dedicated to managing and overseeing all Parer Avenue facility operations to ensure sustainability and impact for community, Life Skills Victoria and its clients. A key focus of her work is mentoring disability support workers to achieve best practice. Rose is passionate about supporting people with disability to live their best lives. In service delivery, Rose creates learning environments that are fun, but also challenge an individual to develop their knowledge and skills and to equip with them with the confidence to live life on their own terms. Rose is a keen swimmer, and in her free time she like nothing more than spending time with her family and friends.
Rose has a Diploma in Child Care Skills and Practice, and a Certificate IV in Disability.