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Ms. Coleen Clare

Chief Executive Officer

VANISH Victorian Adoption Network for Information and Self Help

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VANISH Victorian Adoption Network for Information and Self Help

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Employment History

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Chief Executive Officer

ExOfficio LLC

Vice President


Chief Executive Officer

Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare Inc


International Women's Development Agency


Board Member
The Child and Family Welfare Association of Australia Inc

Board Member
Asia Pacific Breakthrough


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Coleen Clare Former President, International Women's Development Agency (IWDA)
Coleen Clare Coleen Clare has worked with IWDA for over 10 years as President, Vice President, on Programs and as Acting Executive Director: currently she is providing support to IWDA on a range of program developments. Her background in development includes work in New Zealand, Australia, Western Samoa, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, India, Maldives and Sri Lanka focusing on programs that empower girls and women in education, child welfare and economic empowerment. Coleen has had a long career as a teacher, psychologist, trainer, state and commonwealth public servant (focusing on work-life balance and stopping violence against women) and as the CEO of the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare. Coleen is a Churchill Scholar and has received awards for her work with girls and women in Australia and overseas. She is committed to working with diversity and is inspired by her work with Indigenous women and with partners from IWDA's Asia Pacific programs. Her spare time is largely devoted to a large family and she recently celebrated the arrival of identical twin great-grand-daughters.

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Coleen Clare

Coleen Clare came to VANISH as Manager in 2011. She is well known in the Victorian community for her twelve years as CEO of the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare. Before that Coleen worked at senior executive level in the federal departments of Attorney General's and Prime Minister and Cabinet. Her career began as a teacher and psychologist and has always centred on the wellbeing of families and children with a deep interest in Aboriginal families and working with the full range of diversity Australian families bring. Coleen has a Masters in Counselling and has received several awards for her work. She is a great grandmother with a large extended family which includes a range of adoption, donor conception and institutional care experiences. Coleen is passionate about her work with VANISH and is currently enjoying supporting core work and rolling out the new Workforce Capacity Development Project.
Please contact Leigh Hubbard or Coleen Clare, through VANISH, to discuss your engagement with us.

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Coleen Clare Manager of VANISH Inc. stated today....."It is not ok that the Children, Youth and Families Bill is being amended this week without any consultation with the adoption community, when it escalates adoption as a choice for parents who are unable to care for their children......"

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