Employment Options is governed by a Board of volunteer community members with skills and experience in management and related fields. Our staff and management share the Board's commitment to meeting the needs of disadvantaged members of our communities, and to ensuring our organisation makes a valued contribution to our communities

Andrew Wood

Andrew has been a Board member since 1999. He has had broad management experience, especially in large not-for-profit organisations, and has owned and operated his own businesses. Andrew is an HACCP (Food Standards and Safety)  auditor and trainer, and he is also a Justice of the Peace.

His qualifications include:

  • Certificate IV Training and Assessment
  • Graduate Certificate in Organisational Management

Michael Coulsen
Deputy Chairperson

Michael has been a Board member since 2007. He is the owner/director of an RTO, which has been running for 16 years. He has extensive knowledge and experience in RTO Operations and Management, qualifications in Horticulture (BSc) and Adult Education (B Ed), and has trained students in horticulture for over 20 years. He is a also volunteer for the Cancer Council

Trish Crosby

Trish has been a Board member since 1999. She is a partner in TJ Consulting Services, providing Management Systems consulting, specialising in Quality, Integrated Management and Food Safety Systems to accreditation standards, and support with ISO compliance.

Her qualifications include:

  • Diploma of Quality Auditing
  • Integrated Management System Lead Auditor
  • Cert IV Training and Assessment

Vivienne Barker

Vivienne has been a Board member since 2010. She has held the role of Executive Officer of  Southern Volunteering (SA) Inc for 11 years , and also  has 11 years previous experience in Employment Services in both WA and SA. Her qualifications include an Advanced Diploma in Community Services , and she is the honorary Secretary of the Strathalbyn Neighbourhood Centre

Jacqui Coates

Jacqui joined our Board in 2016 and is a young social entrepreneur.  Jacqui provides coaching and mentoring in financial assitance to areas of management practices to householders.  After a tragic road accident within the local community, Jacqui and her family developed the 'T for Tourist' plates program to place identifying plates on tourists' cars to show they are unfamiliar with local roads.

Her qualifications include:

  • Diploma in Quality Auditing
  • Certificate IV Business Practice
  • Certificate IV Paralegal Studies

Michelle Braham
Employment Options CEO

Michelle joined Employment Options in 2007 and has had several different roles during this time.  She is the current CEO, and 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.  Prior to joining Employment Options, Michelle was employed by the Northern Territory Government.

Her qualifications include:

  • Graduate Certificate in Career Development
  • Diploma of Human Resources
  • Diploma of Management
  • Certificate in Public Sector Management
  • Certificate IV in Career Development
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
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