Silvana has had 33 years’ experience as a professional social worker working in a variety of roles both at Zone and National levels for the Department of Human Services, Centrelink. For sixteen years she has also had overall professional responsibility for the delivery of Social Work Services for the Centrelink West Australian Zone and was a member of both the Centrelink Zone Executive and the National Social Work Leadership group. Key roles included professional leadership and management, strategic and business planning, budget management, quality outcomes and staff support and supervision.
She left work in 2017 to pursue other personal interests and passions, the most treasured being able to spend quality time with her mother and her sister Evie, who has been a long-term resident at Nulsen Disability Services. As her Mum has become frail, Silvana has become more directly involved in all aspects of her sister’s care and support in partnership with Nulsen. During this time she has had the opportunity to observe first-hand the wonderful care and support that is being provided to her sister by the committed and passionate team at Nulsen.