Ann Robinson joined the board of the Newsboys Foundation on 23 October 2014.
Ann is a highly qualified social worker with 30 years’ experience caring for children across Melbourne. She is dedicated to making a difference to the lives of vulnerable young people. Ann is committed to constantly developing her knowledge and skills so that she can successfully contribute to helping young people overcome barriers and flourish.
Ann holds several qualifications including a Bachelor of Arts (Italian and Psychology) and a Bachelor of Social Work, both from the University of Melbourne. She also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Developmental Psychology from the Mindful Centre, Monash University.
Ann has worked with many groups on the margins of our community including children in out-of-home care, families who have had children removed from their care or are at high risk of having children removed.
Ann is driven by a determination to improve the wellbeing of young people, particularly the most vulnerable, neglected and disadvantaged.
Ann is a former planner with the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Previously, Ann worked with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Intervention as a Senior Intake and Early Support Worker in Early Childhood Intervention Services. Prior to that, she was an Intake and FACES Worker at the Central Intake, Early Childhood Intervention Specialist Children’s Services for the Southern Metropolitan region.
Ann has also worked at the Tweddle Child and Family Health Service; with Anglicare as a Case Manager in Foster Care; and with the Northern Metropolitan College of TAFE as a Fieldwork Co-ordinator and Welfare Practice Teacher in the Aboriginal Services Unit.
Ann is a former treasurer for the Hurlingham Kindergarten Committee, East Brighton.