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Lirata's Staff and Associates provide a highly experienced team with a deep understanding of strategic and operational issues across multiple sectors including health, community services, education, international development and advocacy.

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Celia Clapp

Director of Consulting Services

Celia has extensive leadership and practice experience in the community and not for profit sectors, through a range of management, consulting and quality roles.

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Karen Rosauer

Consultant

Karen is an experienced researcher and evaluator with a strong portfolio of work in the education sector.

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Kate Randall

Consultant (Evaluation Specialist)

Kate is a values-driven consultant and manager of community projects and programs, with expertise in design, monitoring and evaluation.

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Dr. Leannda Read

Senior Consultant

Leannda has strong executive management expertise and a track record of delivering complex consulting projects across Australia.

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Mark Planigale

Chief Executive Officer

Mark is a high-profile consultant and organisational leader who combines expertise in social work, IT, advocacy and social innovation.

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Mark Yin

Research Officer

Mark is a final-semester student at the University of Melbourne with experience in the youth and multicultural sectors.

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Nich Rogers

Senior Consultant

Nich is a consultant and social justice advocate with 25 years experience working across the health and community services sectors.

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Pam Kennedy

Senior Consultant

Pam is a highly experienced senior executive with expert knowledge of quality improvement and organisational development.

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Steph Lim

Administration Coordinator

Steph is an experienced administration and marketing professional in the not-for-profit sector. She is also an advocate for biodiversity conservation and community empowerment.

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Dr Dharshika Sabanathan 

Director

Dr Dharshika Sabanathan leads the change enablement function for Australia’s largest bank’s technology transformation.

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Jessica Williamson

Director

Jessica is a human rights lawyer, and CEO of an award-winning immigration law firm. 

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Justin Welfare

Director

Justin Welfare is a quality and compliance focused professional with a range of experience within Australia’s health and community sectors, including Aboriginal Medical Services.

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Professor Tonya Stebbins

Board Chair

Tonya is a member of Lirata's leadership team and a senior staff member in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at La Trobe University.