Community Program Coordinator
Claire joined OneCare Geelong as CEO in March 2020 and is responsible for implementing the organisation’s strategy, ensuring its impact in the community and overseeing the effective management of OneCare’s resources.
Danielle Leal has a heart for people and social justice. Danielle is an advocate for people being empowered, and having access to opportunities that will make a difference to their lives and overall wellbeing.
Leigh Waters is a passionate Grandmother and Mother. Alongside these important roles she has worked in the Education, Social Equity and Business sectors.
Simone is passionate about being involved in her community and helping those who are disadvantaged. Simone loves connecting with people and making them feel supported, loved…
Susan is a passionate and caring individual, committed to supporting her community. Susan is an active volunteer and has given her time and expertise to various community groups and church groups over the years.
Her commitment to the mission and vision of OneCare extends prior to her appointment as CEO, serving as a Board member and playing a key role in the securing of revenue for the organisation. Prior to joining OneCare, Claire spent 10 years in the education sector with Deakin University (Waurn Ponds), working across a variety of roles and concluding her time there with a focus on Curriculum and Governance. Motivated by her faith, Claire is passionate about supporting those who are disadvantaged in Geelong and is committed to working towards finding innovative pathways of empowerment and positive life change for those who need it the most.
Claire holds a Bachelor of International Studies.
Danielle has worked within Community Services, NGOs, Primary Health Care, and the Education sector, since 2000, within Australia and Internationally. Working within various roles including: Management and Leadership, Project Development, Advisory, Strategic Planning, AOD Counselling and Outreach, Case Management, Supervisor, and Training and Facilitation.
Danielle has extensive experience and training in working directly with complex care needs, as well as coordinating services, teams, and supervising staff, to work with complex needs and high risk situations. This includes problematic substance use, mental health, co-morbidity, domestic family violence, child protection and children in care. Danielle specialises in working with and providing services to young people and families, and is experienced in working with those that are Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, Refugees and Asylum Seekers.
Danielle’s passion and commitment for social justice extends across to her personal life, and is the Co-founder of Australian Charity, A2B Support, which aims to support and empower children living in extreme poverty within developing countries.
Danielle holds a Bachelor of Social Science, Dip Management, Cert IV Project Management, Cert IV AOD, Cert IV Mental Health, TESL.
An avid writer, Leigh enjoys creating programs and plays that tease out the common challenges of post-modern life. The Arts are very important to her, but never more important than the people with whom she shares her life.
She has lived in community, in the Royal National Park, on land with her horses and in suburbia. With a combined love of country life and fine Arts, she is as comfortable in pearls and as she is in mud. Leigh likes to laugh.
In recent years she has had the privilege of working with First Nations People to develop creative programs and strategies.
Leigh is excited to be a part of the OneCare Team. Facilitating the Coach program and contributing to the community inclusivity and harmony are the core of her work.
and valued and is committed to empowering people with confidence and life skills to make positive changes in their own lives.
Simone has more than 15 years experience in the private sector and 10 years experience in local government. After joining OneCare as a volunteer in 2020 Simone joined the OneCare team as the Community Program Coordinator.
Susan holds a Diploma in Disability and established a not-for-profit community organisation in 2003 which provided respite care for families with children living with a disability. Susan worked in the disability sector for over 15 years and is a devoted grandmother of 9.