A Message from the Board Chair - 8th June 2022

We are pleased to announce that Teeny Lane will be stepping into the role as interim CEO for Essential Personnel, commencing on the 1st of July 2022.

Teeny commenced with Essential Personnel in 2010 as a Support Worker. Since then, she has been in the position of Lifestyles Manager and more recently Regional Manager for the Wheatbelt. In her time with us Teeny implemented the Lifestyle Program which is a continued success and now accounts for around 60% of the services we provide. Within the Regional Manager position, Teeny oversaw the delivery of services across 4 of our major service programs, in 5 locations, giving her a strong understanding of our organisation wide operations.

Teeny also brings with her a wealth of experience from the wider sector. For 5 years she was a member of the Council of Regional Disability Service Organisations (CORDS) ensuring customers and organisations in the regions of WA had their needs considered and met. This was integral in the reform from state to nationally funded disabilty services (NDIS).

She has also volunteered in different community activities/groups for all ages, in numerous capacities including mentoring, leading, training, fundraising, and most recently involved a Theatre and Arts group for all ages, sharing knowledge, information and assisting in Disability Classes.

As many of our staff can attest, Teeny goes above and beyond in all areas and she does so in a caring and compassionate way. Teeny brings a can-do attitude with her leadership and is not afraid to think outside of the box. We look forward to what she will bring in this new capacity.

Best Wishes,

Max Trenorden
Board Chair - Essential Personnel

A Message from the Board Chair - 19th May 2022

It is with both sadness and gratitude that I announce Dawn McAleenan’s resignation as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Essential Personnel which will be effective from 1st July 2022.

Dawn came to Essential Personnel in December 2018 during a difficult time in Essential Personnel’s history. Her accomplishments during her tenure have placed Essential Personnel in an enviable position in the not-for-profit sector.

Dawn has played a critical role in the development and growth of Essential Personnel and she has built a strong, high performing team of spirited individuals and this team will be her legacy to us.

We will miss her leadership, her commitment, her passion, her energy and her knowledge.

Dawn will be the new CEO of Crosslinks and we wish her all the very best of luck. Our loss is certainly Crosslinks gain and we will enjoy watching her continue to develop as a fine CEO.

To ensure a smooth transition we will be appointing an interim CEO.

The Board is keen to ensure that the great culture at Essential Personnel is nurtured during the transition and careful planning will take place over the coming months. The Board will keep everyone updated during this time.

Best Wishes,

Max Trenorden
Board Chair - Essential Personnel