Our People

Chief Executive Officer – John Lysaught

CLA's Chief Executive Officer - John Lysaught

With several years’ senior executive level experience, John holds a strong and diverse mix of senior strategic and operational business and leadership abilities.

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He has held senior roles at Cranes Community Support in Grafton NSW as well as Q Shelter, Endeavour Group Australia and Forrest Personnel.  John is passionate about results for customers, high quality service delivery, process improvement and developing the people around him.

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Chief Financial Officer – Penny Bryant

CLA's Chief Financial Officer - Penny Bryant

Penny Bryant has been with CLA since 2014. Before working for CLA, Penny worked as Senior Accountant with Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services in Broome. [read more="Read More" less="Read Less"]Penny has worked in several capacities over the years including swimming teacher, youth work and hospitality. To relax, Penny enjoys cooking and socialising with family and friends. [/read]

HR Manager – Renee Sarich

CLA's HR Manager - Renee Sarich

Renee Sarich joined CLA in April 2018. After an 18 year career in health, she moved to the not-for-profit sector working for Community First International and the Aboriginal Legal Service. [read more="Read More" less="Read Less"]She has also been involved in coaching and education programs in areas such as Governance and HR Management. Renee enjoys art, travel and looking after her teacup poodle when she is not working.[/read]

Executive Officer – Vicki Corpus

CLA's Executive Officer - Vicki Corpus

Executive Officer Vicki Corpus has worked at CLA since 2009 in a range of roles including accommodation Manager, Acting CEO, Contracts Manager and Project Manager. [read more="Read More" less="Read Less"] Before joining CLA, Vicki worked in a number of roles including Retail Management, Coordinator at an Aged Care organisation and as Manager of a women’s refuge. She also worked as a Training and Program Coordinator at a women’s refuge.[/read]

 

Community Manager – Lisa Archibald

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Community Development Manager - Lisa Archibald

Lisa joined CLA in 2010 as the My Life My Community Coordinator and subsequently Community Development Manager. She has also worked at the ATO and Centrelink as a Senior Practitioner in Policy and Development and Lead Trainer.  [read more="Read More" less="Read Less"] In addition, Lisa has also worked at the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) running the Community Development Employee Program (CDEP) in a remote Kimberly community.  In her spare time, she manages her farm in the Porongurups.

Admin/Payroll Manager – Lisa Carlyle

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Admin/Payroll Manager - Lisa Carlyle

Originally from Perth, Lisa moved to the Great Southern in 1990 for a sea change, to start a family and explore new career paths.

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Prior to CLA, Lisa worked in the Health sector, small business & office administration. Passionate about travelling to new destinations, Lisa also enjoys restoring furniture, tending her vegie patch, learning French & catching up with friends over a meal.

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Training & Development Manager – Adrian Valley

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Management Team Training & Development Manager and Positive Support Manager – Adrian Valley

Adrian joined CLA in 2000 developing the My Life My Community (MLMC) program and has since worked as both a Coordinator and Manager most recently in the areas of Positive Behaviour Support and Training.   Adrian has worked in the Disability sector in Sydney and Alice Springs, before moving to Albany.  When not at work he loves riding his motorbike into the outback and experiencing this sunburnt country.

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Senior Coordinator – Eric

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Management Team Senior Coordinator – Eric

Eric has worked with CLA since July 2013 initially as Coordinator and now in the role of Senior Coordinator. He has enjoyed a varied career, working in a wide range of roles within Health and Aged Care sectors and Australia Post.  He has also worked in the National Schools Chaplaincy Program and as a Locksmith and Aluminium Fabricator. In his free time, Eric spends time with family or works on his property.

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Senior Coordinator – Maresa

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Management Team Senior Coordinator – Maresa

Maresa has worked at CLA since 2009 in a number of roles - Coordinator, Relief Service Manager and Senior Coordinator. Before joining CLA Maresa worked in Perth at the Disability Services Commission for fifteen years also in a variety of roles including Support Worker, Senior Social Trainer and Local Area Supervisor.   To relax, she enjoys playing the harp, visiting the casino, eating at good restaurants and doting on her nine grandchildren.

Coordinator – Debbie

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Service Delivery Team Coordinator – Debbie

Debbie joined CLA in 2013 as a Support Worker and became a full-time Coordinator in 2014.  Before joining CLA Debbie worked in hospitality, initially as a chef for over three years in Perth and subsequently in hotel management in the UK.

She also worked in Aged-Care in the UK before returning to Australia to begin her career with CLA.  To relax, Debbie plays competition pool with Albany 8 Ball Association.  She also enjoys jewellery making/repairs, arts and crafts, gardening, walking and fishing.

Coordinator – Fran Fehrman

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Service Delivery Team Coordinator – Fran Fehrman

Fran has been employed by CLA since 2010 after twenty-seven years working for Activ Accommodation Services.  In the past, Fran has taught swimming and has also lived in an Aboriginal Community in the Kimberly where she was employed in a health clinic.

When she is not working Fran loves to catch up with family and friends and enjoys outdoor activities.  She also likes to spend time cooking, reading, gardening and travelling.

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Community Network Coach – Rob

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Service Delivery Team Community Network Coach - Rob

Rob has worked at CLA since 2014 as Support Worker, Relief Coordinator, Senior Support/Activities Coordinator and Community Network Coach.  He has lived in Albany for almost twenty years and has a wide community contacts. After completing his Chef’s training, Rob worked in several well-known Albany restaurants including Dylans, the Esplanade hotel and also in the Aged Care facility Clarence House. To relax Rob plays guitar, goes fishing, stomps through the bush on his rural block and loves to entertain.

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Recipes from Rob

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Coordinator – Caroline

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Service Delivery Team Coordinator - Caroline

Caroline has been with CLA for six years starting as a Support Worker, Relief Coordinator and then coordinating full-time.  She studied Drafting and worked in the building industry with her husband.

Having completed a Diploma in Remedial Massage, Caroline went on to pursue different roles in the Disability and Aged Care sectors.  When not working, she loves hanging out with her three children and grandchildren, doing crafts, reading good books and camping.

Coordinator – Jackie

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Service Delivery Team Coordinator - Jackie

Jackie has worked at CLA since 2013 having worked in the Disability sector for the last twenty-four years in a range of roles including Support Worker, Nursing Assistant, Operations Manager and Coordinator. Jackie enjoys watching people develop their independence and improve their confidence. To relax Jackie enjoys spending time with her children, partner, friends and family.  She also loves swimming at the beach, going on holidays, music and dancing.

Coordinator – Jo

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Service Delivery Team Coordinator - Jo

Jo has worked with CLA since 2010 having worked in the Disabilities sector for many years in the UK, New Zealand and Australia. Jo has also worked with the Women’s Refuge in childcare and coordination roles and is also a registered midwife. Working part-time gives Jo the opportunity to grow her gardens, laugh with friends, walk her two dogs on the beach, play bass guitar with her band and enjoy time with her husband, children and grandchildren.

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Coordinator – Erika

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Service Delivery Team Coordinator – Erika

Erika joined CLA in 2018.  After completing a Diploma in Community Services, she worked at Palmerston coordinating their Needle and Syringe program. Erica has also worked at Pivot Support Services supporting prisoners at Albany Regional prison and Pardelup Prison Farm.

She has facilitated programs around Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD), Anger Management, Anxiety and Life Skills in the prison and community setting. To relax, she enjoys reading and bushwalking.

Support Worker- Glenn

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Support Worker Glenn

Qualities People Admire in Me:

  • Approachable
  • Adaptable and Modifies plans for success of the client
  • Worthy conversationalist
  • Dependable and timely
  • Attentive listener and communicator
  • Relatable and Connects well with the people he supports
  • Willingness to give time and support
  • Professional
  • Reads people well and gets good responses from them
  • Takes time to build rapport with Customers

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My Skills and Capabilities:

  • Hydrotherapy trained
  • Manual handling trained
  • 4WD experience
  • Outdoor activities, eg. Kayaking, rock climbing, hiking, camping

My Qualifications and Experience:

  • Cert IV in Disability
  • Senior First Aid
  • Experienced Support Worker
  • Vertical rescue certification
  • SES Volunteer

Read more about Glenn here:

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Support Worker – Moyra

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Support Worker Moyra

Qualities People Admire in Me:

  • Committed
  • Dedicated,
  • Determined
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Empathy
  • Caring

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My Skills and Capabilities

  • Peg feeding
  • Wheelchair
  • Hoist
  • Good communication with non-verbal people

My Qualifications and Experience:

  • Small business owner
  • Private disability support provider

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Support Worker – Matt

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Support Worker - Matt

2018 Nominee - WA Disability Support Awards in Excellence in Home and Family Support

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Qualities People Admire in Me:

  • Easy going, relaxed
  • Good communicator and listener
  • Trustworthy
  • Caring
  • Patient

My Skills and Capabilities:

  • Recognises boundaries
  • Diabetes & medication competent
  • ABI
  • Handyman skills – fibre-glassing, woodwork
  • Good bush mechanic

My Qualifications and Experience:

  • Dutch Army
  • Truck driving
  • Refrigeration, inc. air-conditioning

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Support Worker – Peter

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Support Worker Peter

2018 Nominee - WA Disability Support Awards in Excellence in Home and Family Support

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Qualities People Admire in Me:

  • Encourages independence
  • Understands the people he supports
  • Supportive and caring
  • Careful, especially with medication & appointments
  • Energetic

My Skills and Capabilities:

  • Musical
  • Outdoor activities – fishing, climbing, hiking
  • Good domestic skills including cooking
  • Medication trained

My Qualifications and Experience:

  • Cert III in Aged Care

Read more about Peter here:

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Support Worker – Clinton

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Support Worker - Clinton

2018 Nominee - WA Disability Support Awards in Excellence in Home and Family Support

Qualities People Admire in Me:

  • Communication
  • Understanding
  • Intuition
  • Awareness
  • Patience
  • Compassionate
  • Hard working

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My Skills and Capabilities:

  • Wheel chair
  • Hoist
  • High-needs Customers
  • Sign language
  • Social interaction
  • Think outside the box
  • Understand client’s backgrounds & apply to daily life

My Qualifications and Experience:

  • Retails Manager - Horse World
  • Saddlery & Stockfeed
  • Europe – teaching horse riding
  • Cert III Individual Support

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Support Worker – Delma

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Support Worker - Delma

2018 Nominee - WA Disability Support Awards in Excellence in Home and Family Support

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Qualities People Admire in Me:

  • Versatile
  • Caring
  • Empathetic
  • Compassionate
  • Professional
  • Role model
  • Patience
  • Flexible
  • Great communication skills
  • Proactive
  • Leadership

My Skills and Capabilities:

  • CLA Group Leader: Art/Craft; Money Matters
  • Managing aggressive behaviours
  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Mentoring support staff
  • Personal hygiene care
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Autism
  • Peg feeding
  • Wheelchairs

My Qualifications and Experience:

  • Special Needs Education Assistant (12 years)
  • CLA Support Worker (17 Years)
  • Mother of four

Support Worker Delma Witham has worked for CLA for the past 17 years following a 12-year career as an Education Assistant at NASHS and Little Grove Primary School.

Delma is also:

  • Group Leader for Cooking and Nutrition Lifeskills on Tuesdays 10am - 12pm at 56 Cockburn Road
  • Group Leader for the Art Group on Tuesdays from 1pm to 3pm at the Vancouver Arts Centre

If you would like more information about the Art Group, please contact Rob Golledge Robert.Golledge@myCLA.org.au

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Support Worker – Kelly

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Support Worker Kelly

2018 Nominee - WA Disability Support Awards in Excellence in Home and Family Support

Qualities People Admire in Me:

  • Energetic and organised
  • Uses initiative and is creative
  • Encourages community and social interaction
  • Has close bonds with the people she supports
  • Flexible

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My Skills and Capabilities:

  • Drives CLA buses
  • Good domestic skills
  • Loves cooking

My Qualifications and Experience:

  • Nominee - 2018 WA Disability Support Awards in Excellence in Home and Family Support
  • Diabetes Training
  • Wheelchair and hoist efficient
  • Manual Handling
  • CLA Professional Support Worker training

Read more about Kelly here:

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Support Worker – Fiona

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Support Worker - Fiona

2018 Nominee - WA Disability Support Awards in Excellence in Home and Family Suppor

Qualities People Admire in Me:

  • Calm, patient
  • Supportive
  • Encourages responsibility and independence
  • Perceptive
  • Develops healthy boundaries with Customers
  • Positive, consistent

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My Skills and Capabilities:

  • Autism
  • Education Assistant working with children with special needs
  • Healthy cooking
  • Domestic duties

My Qualifications and Experience:

  • Diploma in Special Needs (University of Notre Dame)
  • Autism Training (high level)
  • CLA Professional Support Worker training

A former Special Needs Education Assistant specialising in Autism, Fiona has worked at CLA for four years and enjoys reading and gardening in her spare time.

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Support Worker – Janet

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Support Worker – Janet

Qualities People Admire in Me:

  • Passionate
  • Team worker
  • Caring
  • Patient
  • Empathetic
  • Advocate for Customers
  • Positive
  • Pro Active
  • Supportive
  • Engaged

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My Skills and Capabilities:

  • Diabetes
  • Deaf students
  • Wheelchair
  • Medication Management
  • Dementia
  • Management
  • HR Licence

My Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree
  • Teaching Diploma
  • Training & Education – Manager/Planner
  • ACTIV: Disability Services and Support
  • Training & Development – Master Builders
  • Hairdresser – Owner and Salon Manager

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Support Worker – Tahlia

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Support Worker Tahlia

Qualities People Admire in Me:

  • Hard working
  • Caring
  • Compassionate
  • Good communicator and relates well
  • Guides and plans
  • Passionate and engaged
  • Open minded
  • Quick thinking

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My Skills and Capabilities:

  • Planner
  • Ideas generator
  • Creative
  • Approachable
  • Movement
  • Social Interaction

My Qualifications and Experience:

  • Teaching – Southern Edge Arts
  • Administration – Southern Edge Arts
  • Retail – Coles
  • Working with children
  • CLA Professional Support Worker Training
  • CLA Group Leader Training

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Support Worker – Nadine

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Support Worker - Nadine

Qualities People Admire in Me:

  • Patience
  • Good boundaries
  • Consistent approach
  • Resilient
  • Negotiation skills
  • Forward planning

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My Skills and Capabilities

  • Wheel chairs
  • Hoisting
  • Hygiene (incontinence)
  • Peg Feeding
  • Showering
  • Cooking
  • Vehicles

My Qualifications and Experience:

  • Cert III in Child Protection Services
  • Cert IV in Disability
  • Special Education Assistant at Lockyer Primary School
  • Autism training

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Support Worker – Lachlan

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Support Worker – Lachlan

Qualities People Admire in Me:

  • Encourage Customers to be active in the community
  • Encourage decision-making for independence
  • Patience
  • Positive role-model particularly for young men
  • Energetic
  • Active

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My Skills and Capabilities:

  • Outdoor activities – surfing, fishing, hiking, swimming
  • Hydro pool use qualified
  • Shopping & domestic duties

My Qualifications and Experience:

  • Cert II & III in Sport & Recreation
  • Labouring – brickie
  • CLA Professional Support Worker Training
  • CLA Group Leader Training
  • Hydro-Pool Use Training
  • First Aid Training

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HR Advisor – Renee Clear

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Human Resources Advisor Renee Clear

Renee joined CLA early in 2018 and has extensive experience in Human Resources with a background predominately in the Mining industry. She has a passion for people and supporting organisations to strive to be their best.  Renee is very enthusiastic about her new role and enjoys working in a field that is about people living their best life. Renee is married with a beautiful daughter, which takes up all her time outside of work.

Oncall Officer – Maggie Cooke

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Human Resources Oncall Officer – Maggie Cooke

Maggie has worked with CLA since 2011 as a Support Worker, Relief Coordinator, Relief Roster Clerk and currently as an After-Hours Officer, a role she has enjoyed for the past five years.  Prior to CLA she worked in the Aged Care and Disabilities sectors as an Agency Personal Assistant in a variety of care settings including dementia wards, hospitals and with disability support providers. In her time off, she enjoys camping, sewing and walking her dog.

OSH Coordinator – Paul Goode

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Human Resources Team Paul Goode - OSH Coordinator

Paul Goode has worked at CLA for almost twelve years initially as Support Worker.  At first, he was involved in Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in a voluntary capacity, doing some project work and then becoming a CLA OSH committee member. After completing an OSH Diploma in 2010, Paul was engaged to work on various projects and in 2015 became the full-time OSH Coordinator.  He enjoys spending time tending to his rural property.

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IT Officer – Tegan O’Neill

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Human Resources Team IT Officer – Tegan O’Neill

Tegan has worked at CLA since 2014 as IT Project Officer. She manages the computer network, servers, email systems and mobile devices, and also provides IT support and advice to staff and Customers. Previously, she worked in hospitality as a Manager and as a Pizza Chef. She is passionate about Graphic Design and Website Development and in her spare time, she hangs out with her daughter and enjoys sewing, crochet and playing computer games.

Receptionist & Executive Assistant – Monika Landauf

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Human Resources Team Receptionist & Executive Assistant – Monika Landauf

Monika has been with CLA since 2017.  She has worked in administration and hospitality in the past and has also worked as a massage therapist, yoga teacher, gym instructor and horticulturalist.  Monika loves to relax by walking in the bush, cycling and gardening.  She loves to travel and likes being outdoors as much as possible.

Finance Officer – Judy Fraser

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Finance and Payroll  Team Judy Fraser

Judy has been employed with CLA for over seven years in the Payroll/Finance Department.  Before joining CLA she worked as a Teacher’s Aide and then trained as a Commercial Cook, before setting up and running a café for seven years.  She loves cooking especially experimenting with new dishes to share with family and friends.  July also enjoys reading and usually has a knitting or crocheting project on the go. She loves spending time with her two grandsons.

Finance Officer – Sandra Liron

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Finance and Payroll Team member Sandra Liron

Sandra has been at CLA since April 2013, starting as relief Receptionist and then successfully applying for the role of Finance Officer soon afterwards.  Before working at CLA she spent twenty four years working at a local government day care centre as a qualified Carer.

Changing direction, Sandra obtained a business qualification at TAFE leading to her work in finance and administration.  She loves gardening, reading & walking her dog.

Admin/Payroll Officer – Judy Seymour

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Finance and Payroll Team member Judy Seymour

Judy joined CLA in 2007 as Receptionist and then moved to Payroll. Prior to CLA she worked at the Department of Training for twenty two years in a variety of roles including Receptionist, Fleet Officer, Asset Registrar and Personal Assistant to Executive Directors.

To relax she takes her two mini horses to the beach, enjoys listening to rock music, playing with her animals or going on trail rides with her daughter.

Payroll Systems Officer – Karen Swensen

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Finance and Payroll Team member Karen Swensen

Karen has worked with CLA for seven years in Payroll/Finance. Before joining the organisation, she worked as a Tax Return Data Entry Clerk for three years as well as in the Payroll department of a large retail store for six years.  She spent eight years in the Pilbara undertaking a variety of roles for a mining company. To relax she enjoy reading, catching up with family and friends and walking her Blue Staffy puppy Kirby.

Our friendly, well qualified staff are always happy to answer your questions.

Phone: 08 9842 3855

Email: admin@mycla.org.au