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Regional Youth Affairs Consultant - Leigh Bartlett

I started in education, bounced about a bit working in disability, local government and even had a stint in the private sector. In the end my passion is young People and community and working with BATForce allows me to focus on improving the opportunities for Young Crew and their communities.

We have a rich culture of youth agencies in the region and some very talented workers- I am excited to be part of this

SFYS Coordinator - Zak Davidson

G’day, I am Zak and my role with BATForce is Coordinator of the School Focused Youth Service. I work in the Colac and South Geelong regions. I work with Schools and Community Services agencies to create and improve opportunities for young people at risk.

I have worked in local government and the not for profit sectors, my passion is working with young people and their families to create opportunities they can thrive in. My previous roles have seen me operate within; community development, youth justice, education and recreation.


I have seen young people benefit from a whole of community approach to service delivery, with school engagement at the core. I have worked in both service delivery, development and in capacity building roles so I understand the challenges services and schools have; where pooling limited resources and having supports like BATForce are integral.







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Chairperson - Tracie McPherson

Tracie McPherson  is the Team Leader of Gamblers Help and Financial literacy  at Bethany Community Support, she  has a Bachelor in Sociology, post gradate qualifications in policy and management  and is currently studying her MBA. .  Tracie has worked in the Community Service  sector  for over 20 years and has  extensive experience in youth homelessness , corrections and  therapeutic service.

 Executive Member - Angela Miller

Angela holds a Diploma in Community Services as well as a Diploma in Employment Services and previously worked with Diversitat Youth Services as a Team Leader & Employment Advisor for 10 years.  Angela worked predominantly with young people aged 15 - 25 years supporting their vocational and non-vocational barriers to employment or study.