Catholic Social Services Victoria has a Council, which is made up of representatives from across its 45 member organisations and the Dioceses of Victoria – Melbourne, Sandhurst, Sale and Ballarat. The Council provides expertise, knowledge and practical assistance in the governance of CSSV and administration of social services across the state. The Council sets the Strategic Plan for CSSV and is governed by a Code of Conduct.

Drawing from members of this group there are Council Standing Committees, which include Governance and Finance, Catholic Ethos and Identity, Policy and Advocacy, and Network Development and Support.

There are also a number of Working Groups that guide CSSV’s policy and advocacy work. These include Domestic Violence Working Group, Parish Liaison Working Group, Research Steering Group, Asylum Seekers Steering Committee and Emerging Leaders Network Organising Committee.

Current Council Members

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Jenny Glare
CSSV Council Deputy Chair
General Manager, Heritage & Information Service, MacKillop Family Services
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Felicity Rorke,
Executive Director,
Good Samaritan Inn
John Murphy,
Board Director,
CatholicCare Victoria, Bishop’s Nominee, Diocese of Sandhurst
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Paul Turton,
Group CEO,
St Vincent de Paul Society
Sr Nicole Rotaru RMS, Catholic Religious Australia Nominee
James Findlay
James Findlay,
General Manager Finance,
Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand
Deacon Mark Kelly
Deacon Mark Kelly
Bishop’s Nominee, Diocese of Sale
Agnes Sheehan,
CatholicCare Victoria, Archbishop’s Nominee,
Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne
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Mark Monahan,
Community Services, Edmund Rice Community Services



True justice comes about in people’s lives when they themselves are just in their decisions.

Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium [79]

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