Director – Children, Youth and Inclusion

The Children, Youth and Inclusion Program division includes four departments including: Strategic Partnerships, Children’ Programs, Youth Services and Work, Economic Security and Social Inclusion (WESSI).

Melinda joined BSL in 2013 as a Project Lead in the Home Integration Program for Parents and Youngsters and in 2018 moved to WESSI as the Head of Department. Prior to joining BSL Melinda worked in the child and family services sector for more than 25 years and has extensive experience in service delivery, service development and project management.

Melinda has a Bachelor in Social Work (RMIT) and Master of Social Work (University of Melbourne).