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PCA Families have a team of dedicated Support and Advocacy Advisors who provide helpline and flexible funding services to clients.

Lisa Milani

CEO

Ann Rowley

Program Lead

Deborah Hunt

Office Manager & Member Engagement

Senior Advocacy & Support Advisor

Danielle joined PCA Families in 2016 as an Advocacy and Support Advisor. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Psychological Science and an Advanced Diploma in Community Welfare. Her previous roles have been varied in the community service sector including child protection, program development and family service programs. Danielle is passionate about working with families to create the best outcomes possible using a strong developmental and environmental trauma lens. Adoption is an area of both professional and personal interest and she completed her family through the intercounty adoption program. Danielle works on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Liz Powell

Advocacy & Support Advisor

Liz joined PCA Families in 2014 as an Advocacy and Support Advisor. She worked for 25 years as a nurse/midwife predominately in Neonatal ICU before retraining as a counsellor in trauma, loss and bereavement intervention and psychotherapy.  She has worked in both helpline and counselling settings and is passionate about supporting families with children with developmental trauma. In her time away from work, Liz enjoys spending time with her daughters who completed her family through adoption. Liz works on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  

Vicki Coverdale

Advocacy & Support Advisor

Vicki joined PCA Families in 2016 as an Advocacy and Support Advisor. She is a qualified teacher, trainer and career practitioner with experience working in a variety of Vocational and Community Education settings. Prior to joining PCA Families, she was employed by a large community service organisation working in their education team with children and young people from various out of home care settings. This is where she learnt the impact of disruption and trauma on learning and the difference a supportive and trauma-informed educational setting can make in the lives of children and young people. Vicki works on Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays.

Advocacy & Support Advisor

Siobhan joined PCA Families in September 2020, as a Support and Advocacy Advisor. She holds a Bachelor of Social Science and a Diploma in Statutory Child Protection & Certificate in Community Services & Protective Care. Siobhan started her professional career working in Child Protection for 15 years working across three states, and living and working remotely with Aboriginal Communities. Siobhan has worked in senior management roles at Aboriginal Controlled Community Organisations and has experience in the Family Violence sector. Siobhan has a sound understanding of intergenerational trauma both professionally and personally as a parent to two Aboriginal children. Siobhan is passionate in supporting carers advocating for their children and their individual care needs.

Client Services Officer

Zahra Shire

Client Services Officer