Admirable 22 Years’ Service

After 22 years of service to the Ballarat Community and Centacare, Trish Nolan has retired from her position as the General Manager of Employment Services.

Known within Centacare for her professionalism, ability to write a great tender, quick wit and flair for fashion Trish will be sadly missed.

Commencing her Centacare career in July 1996, Trish was employed to start up the Employment Services Stream of the organisation. Under Trish’s management five additional staff were hired, doubling Centacare’s total staff numbers at that time and commencing service delivery to job seekers.

Over the past 22 years, Trish has tendered for, developed and managed a range of Centacare programs across Ballarat, Mildura, Geelong, and Warrnambool.  These have included over twelve state and federal government employment programs, youth services and housing services.

Highlights of Trish’s career include: successfully managing Federal Employment Contracts through six Government Department name changes; managing the transition of Peplow House to a Centacare program; managing the introduction of the Webster St Rooming House; tendering for and developing the Youth Justice programs and successfully tendering for the Family Relationship Centre programs.

As a valued member of the Centacare Executive Team, Trish has made significant contributions to the development of Centacare’s culture, strategic direction and business growth.

Chief Executive Officer Tony Fitzgerald spoke of Trish’s career, “We commend Trish on such an outstanding career, improving the lives of those less fortunate through programs that make a genuine difference to people. Trish’s ability to relate to all people at different stages in their lives and at different organisational levels is an admirable character,” said Tony.

“The gap that Trish’s departure will leave in our organisation will certainly be difficult to fill.  We wish her every success and happiness in the future,” said Tony.