There are currently five Chapters across Australia. The Chapters are run by professionals involved, or interested in, social impact measurement. They volunteer their time to bring events to their local communities, encourage knowledge sharing and networking and most importantly to support members to measure their social impact.
WA – Fay Winter
Fay joined SOA in April 2011 into a new role of Group Manager Service Quality and Effectiveness. Her role has a broad context which includes, identifying and reviewing measurement tools for outcomes data for the services provided throughout the Group within Social Outreach, evaluating the programs that are currently being provided and setting up the governance framework and the Work health and Safety systems within Group SOA.
Fay has been with SJGHC since 2006 and prior to working with SOA was appointed Director of Quality and Safety with St John of God Hospital, Murdoch in April 2006.
Fay trained as a nurse in the UK both within the acute and community sectors and worked in a number of health systems in Europe, including Switzerland and Germany.
She has attended the two day SROI Practitioner Course and is preparing to undertake her first SROI project. She is a founding member of the SIMNA WA Chapter, a member of the Australasian Evaluation Society and a Fellow of the Australasian Association for Quality in Health Care.
WA – Pippa Cebis
Pippa is the Business Innovation Manager at Brightwater Care Group, in Western Australia, where she is responsible for leading and supporting the creation of new or improved services which deliver innovative business solutions and greater value for all stakeholders.
Brightwater specialises in providing residential, rehabilitation and community care to older people, those living with Huntington’s Disease and younger people with acquired neurological disability.
Prior to joining Brightwater 3 years ago, Pippa was CEO of a private dementia – specific aged care facility and co-located psychiatric hostel. She was also a long serving Board Member of the Aged Care Association Australia – WA (ACAAWA), a professional, peak industry Association for providers of quality residential and community aged care services.
Combined with her MBA (Advanced) from the University of Western Australia, Pippa’s experience in both the private and not-for-profit sectors has allowed her a unique insight into the challenges of maintaining organisational viability while continuing to improve and evolve service delivery. She is particularly interested in capturing the true impact of an organisation’s projects and initiatives through measuring their social impact alongside the more traditional financial metrics.
WA – Mario Gomes
Mario Gomes is the Business Development & Marketing Manager at Holyoake, a leading provider of alcohol and other drug treatment services.
Mario had a successful career in advertising and marketing for over 20 years in Dubai and Australia before switching to community services in 2008. Following two years as Team Leader with Mission Australia, he took on his current role at Holyoake in 2011.
He looks after all aspects of business development, corporate programs, marketing and advertising. He is also a member of the Senior Management Team.
Mario is a keen advocate of social enterprise, social innovation and social impact measurement. One of his goals is to maximise social impact while ensuring the long-term financial sustainability of Holyoake.
NSW – Matt Bevan
Matt believes that social impact measurement is achievable for all organisations willing to ‘give it a go’. His preferred approach is to start simple and strive for incremental improvements over time.
Matt achieved SROI Accredited Practitioner status in 2012 after setting out to try and understand how you could measure the social value of a local community Mens Shed.
He is currently a Business Manager for UnitingCare Ageing where he is leading a project to develop a framework for measuring the social value created by the organisation throughout NSW and ACT.
NSW – Katy Tyrrell
Katy Tyrrell is Partnerships Manager for Philanthropy Australia. She has extensive knowledge and skills in developing and managing strategic relationships with the private, not for profit, government and corporate sectors.
In her current role Katy is responsible for securing and developing partnerships, providing in-house business development, and managing the Arts and Addressing Homelessness Affinity Groups. Katy has previously worked for Artsupport Australia, Milk Crate Theatre, Critical Path, Sculpture by the Sea and YHA Australia.
Katy holds a Bachelor of Arts (major in Social Anthropology) from the University of Sydney, a Masters of Management (Arts Administration) from the University of Technology, Sydney and is currently undertaking the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact with the Centre of Social Impact at the University of New South Wales.
She is particularly interested in the small to medium enterprise sector with a focus on creative, cultural and social impact.
NSW – Jenny Riley
Jenny Riley became the National Community Impact Manager for United Way Australia in early 2013 and is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation and reporting of the Community Impact strategy across Australia.
With over 18 years of experience in local, national and international social development Jenny has worked for government, local community organisations and global not for profits including Oxfam Australia and Plan International.
In 2003 Jenny was an Australian Youth Ambassador for Development in Sri Lanka, following this she spent 7 years working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Jenny is an experienced strategic planner, a Certified Project Manager (Prince2) and has experience in Collective Impact, Theories of Change, Impact Mapping and Logical Framework models. Jenny is passionate about the role of the measurement and reporting of social impact as a key way for individuals, organisations and communities to collectively learn and improve social outcomes.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Sociology and Geography) and a Masters of Development Studies from the University of Melbourne.