Board of Management
BIO of Christina Ward
Board of Management (Member)
Deputy Director Edmund Rice Centre WA
I worked in banking for in twenty years before my desire to work with refugees and humanitarian entrants led me to complete a Social Work degree at ECU Joondalup. This desire came from an upbringing that was steeped in the ideology of social justice and ‘a fair go’ and living and working in Saudi Arabia.
I then worked for two years at Centrecare Migrant Services as a case coordinator. In this role I met humanitarian entrant families from Africa, Burma and the Middle East at the airport and provided intensive settlement support for six to twelve months.
Twelve years ago I was offered a job at Edmund Rice Centre (where I had volunteered during my Uni studies) to coordinate a Driving Program for refugees and assist the director. I have been in my current role as Deputy Director for nine years.
I served on the board of Northern suburbs Community Legal Centre from 2012 to 2016 and am currently serve on the Sudbury House Management Committee and the Subiaco District Football Development Council.