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Vivienne Cunningham-Smith

Associate Consultant

Viv has long experience in executive leadership roles across a range of sectors, and is a specialist in outcomes-based planning and outcomes measurement.

Viv has worked in the primary health, early years, child and family and community sectors in New South Wales and Victoria for thirty years. Her senior management appointments include CEO of Eastern Volunteers, CEO of Playgroup Victoria, General Manager of Playgroup Australia, General Manager Primary Health Care Services & Quality for Eastern Community Health, Executive Manager of Barnardos South Coast, and Sector Manager Community Health Services for Illawarra Area Health Service.

During her 10 years in senior management at Barnados Australia, Viv facilitated the establishment of one of the first integrated early years child and family services based upon emerging brain development research. Viv was also Chair of NSW Family Services during the introduction of the Results Based Accountability methodology to measure the consumer outcomes of family support agencies in NSW.

Viv has run her own outcomes planning and measurement consultancy for many years and works with small to medium not-for-profits to ensure they are able to measure their contribution to outcomes for children, families and communities. She is particularly keen to map child and family agencies consumer outcomes to population level outcomes. Viv brings a strong focus on using evidence for practice reflection and quality improvement.

Viv has qualifications in Social Work, and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.


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