Change at top, youth still fo­cus

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Street Watch -

YOUTH Fo­cus has ap­pointed Fiona Kalaf as chief ex­ec­u­tive to re­place Jenny Allen, who will step down at the end of this year.

Ms Kalaf has ex­pe­ri­ence in ex­ec­u­tive man­age­ment in the pri­vate and not-for-profit sec­tors.

She cur­rently works as the chief ex­ec­u­tive of Life­line WA, a role she has held for the past four years.

Youth Fo­cus board chair­man Pe­ter Harold said the or­gan­i­sa­tion was de­lighted to ap­point Ms Kalaf to the po­si­tion.

“Fiona will take on the CEO role at a time of in­creas­ing need for com­mu­nity ser­vices in the area of men­tal health and sui­cide preven­tion,” Mr Harold said.

“We look for­ward to work­ing with Fiona as she car­ries on the ex­cel­lent work Jenny and the ex­ec­u­tive team has done to in­crease the ser­vices pro­vided by Youth Fo­cus.”

Youth Fo­cus is an in­de­pen­dent not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion work­ing to stop youth sui­cide through free coun­selling and men­tal health ser­vices for young peo­ple.

Fiona will com­mence her new role in early Fe­bru­ary 2016.

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