Speaker Bio Jo Collins
Director – Out-of-Home Care Services
Jo Collins has been Director of Out of Home Care at Parkerville since 2012 and has extensive experience working in Child Protection in both Government and Non-Government for the past 13 years.
Having commenced her career in South Hedland working with at-risk Indigenous youth, Jo developed a passion for working with vulnerable children and making a difference in their lives.
On her return to Perth, she worked for the Department for Child Protection and Family Support in a variety of roles before coming to Parkerville. Jo is the current Chair for Children Youth and Families Agencies Association (CYFAA) and has been a board member of the peak body for the past 2 years, where she has represented Parkerville on working groups to provide advice on the State’s Out of Home Care Reform.
Jo has a BA (Psych) Hons and is currently completing her MBA at Curtin Graduate School of Business after winning a scholarship.