Staff Spotlight: Michele Pucci
11 December 2013
Michele is very proud to call herself a Kimberley girl, having grown up in the region and finished her schooling in Wyndham. She has been a strong advocate for the Kimberley in a range of roles and started her career as the youngest Dental Clinical assistant in the State. Michele has always worked at a community level including coordinating family support services and Regional Youth Affairs. Michele joined the Wunan team in 2009 after many years of working with the Department for Child Protection as a Community Development Officer. Michele said “this was one of the best career decisions I have made, I loved the opportunity to make a real difference in working in the not for profit sector particularly being able to use my passion, energy and commitment to contribute to working with Aboriginal people to improve the current situation impacting on many families”.
During her time with Wunan Michele has played a key role working with her colleges and other agencies to develop a range of initiatives that have contributed to a brighter future for Aboriginal people such as Joodoogeb-be-gerring Werlemen Program, establishment of the Children and Family Centre in Halls Creek, the School Community Partnership Broker Program, and the Parents & Families Engaged in Education program. Michele has also been strongly involved in the strategic operation as part of the executive team.
Michele also brings a wealth of strategic expertise and knowledge from a range of committee and board positions she has held, such as Shire Wyndham East Kimberly Shire President, past member of Kimberley Development Commission and the Kimberley Area Consultative Committee.
Michele has three grown up children and was pleased recently to announce the engagement of her eldest son. She is looking forward to a wedding in the near future as well as continuing her efforts in assisting Wunan to strengthen its leadership role in Aboriginal affairs.