Beginning her career with qualifications in bookkeeping and medical reception, Vanessa has grown her expertise over the years to include qualifications in community services, business, training, management and counselling, including a Graduate Certificate in Human Services and a Master of Human Services. Vanessa has worked with Kalwun for more than 10 years, working her way up to the General Manager – Child and Family Support Services position that she holds today. She has previously held a board position with the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak (QATSICPP).