At LifeWorks we are proud of the culture of collaboration, commitment to service and professional expertise our people bring to the organisation. Most importantly though, we are proud of the passion, dedication and care that each member of the LifeWorks team offers every client who comes into our branches.
The LifeWorks management team are dedicated to ensuring that every facet of the organisation, from IT systems to counselling, is operating to provide our clients with high quality professional relationship services that make a difference to them, their families, workplaces and the community.
Janet Jukes is CEO of LifeWorks Relationship Counselling and Education Services. Janet joined LifeWorks in 2014 bringing with her extensive experience in the non government human services sector. Janet has worked in management, service delivery and policy across several fields including youth and family services, homelessness, family violence, community legal services, and research.
Cath Tregillis is the Executive Manager Dispute Resolution and Education and leads a team of professional mediators who provide dispute resolution services to areas covering Melbourne City, Frankston, Wyndham and Geelong. Cath is accredited with the Attorney General’s Department to provide family dispute resolution under the Family Law Act 1975.
Ann Smith is the Executive Manager Service Development and Quality. Ann is a qualified Social Worker with 20 years of experience working in the community sector.
Julie McPhee is the Executive Manager Finance and Corporate Services and brings to the role a strong background and significant experience in both managerial and financial accounting in Government, semi-Government business not-for-profit and business sectors.
Justine Dalla Riva is LifeWorks’ Manager of Marketing and Communication and joined LifeWorks in 2014 after 10 years in the cancer supportive care sector. Justine has a broad skill base which includes the hands on execution of both print and digital marketing campaigns, website and mobile app development, database management, analytics, event and trade management.
Margaret Hodge has worked in the Family Violence sector for the past 18 years as a group facilitator, counsellor, supervisor and trainer. She has been involved with a women’s outreach domestic violence service for approximately fifteen years, both as a Board Member and in the provision of services.
Maria Singleton has over 30 years experience in counselling, leadership and management roles. Before joining LifeWorks, Maria worked in the area of short-term counselling, crisis and referral services primarily for relationship, family violence, parenting and mental health issues.
Lena Bisognin is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, a Family Therapist and a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. Lena knows that no single approach is right for everyone so has trained to work in a range of therapeutic modalities, including systems, narrative and family therapy, NLP, CBT ACT and other TLA (3 letter acronyms) that can be adapted as needed.
As an experienced consultant psychologist Maryla works closely with both management and employees to facilitate more harmonious workplaces, aimed to create a positive culture in an environment of turmoil and constant restructure and change.