Rick is our ‘Action Man’ because he gets things done! No task is too small or too big for Rick and he has a knack for finding a way to get it done. Rick manages our finance systems, supervises our Internship Students and oversees our Volunteers. Rick has developed our Drive Me program with a passion for helping young people get their P’s.
Rick is an experienced operations manager who joined Youth Options in June 2019 after 12 years’ service with the City of Salisbury. His qualifications include a Bachelor of Applied Science, Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning, Diploma in Youth Work and Certificate of Business.
Rick is an active member and past President of the Rotary Club of Salisbury and a Justice of the Peace in SA. In addition, Rick has led us into the digital space with a major IT transformation.
“We help people grow, feel good about themselves and hopeful for the future”
Michelle is passionate about helping people achieve their employment, education or training goals to navigate a secure future. Michelle is knowledgeable within the NFP operating environment and challenges faced by disadvantage people in the community.
Michelle joined Youth Options’ Human Resources team in 2007. Her versatility, leadership and innovation was recognised through multiple promotions, including the General Manager – Operations and Career Services in 2017. Her qualifications include Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Diploma of Human Resources, Diploma of Management and Certificate in Public Sector Management.
Michelle is an innovative and future oriented CEO regularly exploring promising practice and opportunities to provide responsive services. Michelle commenced her journey as CEO in August 2017 and has been the catalyst for major improvements in Youth Options including consolidating three locations into one Adelaide CBD location, our Sturt Street Youth Hub.
Michelle has a broad range of skills and experience in management, governance, human resources and in the establishment of services for young people and those seeking career assistance. Michelle is a professional member and sits on the National Executive Committee of the Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA). Prior to joining Youth Options, Michelle was employed by the Northern Territory Government.