Shaun is a lawyer and immigration adviser employed at Estrin Saul Lawyers. Prior to this, he worked at the Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia and the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia gaining significant experience in government policy-making and human rights advocacy. Shaun is passionate about ensuring the rights of children and young people and has a keen interest in the strategic management of not-for-profit organisations.
Eileen became a CA in 1977 and a CPA in 1981 and has spent the majority of her working life in the government and corporate sectors. Currently she is an accountant at a legal firm, a director of a number of private companies and also a director, vice-chair and finance committee chair at the NFP organisation The Nulsen Group. Eileen has previously served on the boards of superannuation and insurance companies and Outcare Ltd, chairing the finance committees of all these organisations. She is especially interested in assisting disadvantaged young people to achieve self-sufficiency.
Debora was a partner at law firms Freehills and Pynt & Partners before moving into human rights advocacy. As the Chief Mental Health Advocate in WA she was responsible for protecting the rights of people detained on mental health wards including children. Since retiring she has Chaired the group reviewing the Mental Health Act 2014 and was on the Graylands Reconfiguration and Forensic Taskforce advising Government on the future of Graylands and mental health needs of people in custody. She believes access to good quality legal representation is essential for a just and equitable society, and particularly for children and young people as they are the future and small decisions in the throes of youth can change lives dramatically.
Andy is the Youth Practice Consultant for Anglicare WA, drawing on his extensive professional experience working with young people to guide the establishment and provision of services to young people. He is an experienced facilitator and educator who has been providing training to community services professionals since 2010, and is passionately involved in a number of advisory roles within the youth sector.
Malcolm has a broad education with university degrees in science, sustainability, various social sciences as well as law. He has variously worked in the iron ore industry and spent significant time volunteering within the not for profit sector including at Murdoch University, MIDLAS and Peel Community Legal Service. Since being admitted as a lawyer in 2016 Malcolm has worked variously within front line family violence roles in the community legal sector, as a criminal lawyer in private practice, and currently works at Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre.
Her Honour Mara Barone SC
Mara is a Judge of the District Court of Western Australia. Before being appointed Mara was a criminal lawyer. She worked at Legal Aid WA and the Aboriginal Legal Service before starting her own law firm and then moving to Francis Burt Chambers. She has previously been a board member of the Tenants Advice Service. Mara first became involved with the Youth Legal Service in the late 1990’s as a student volunteer and is looking forward to once again assisting the dedicated and passionate YLS staff achieve the goals of the organisation.