With a combined 78 years of experience in not for profit organisations, disability, community housing and homelessness, retail, charity, community services, health and welfare sectors, our executive team brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the operation of Sacred Heart Mission.
Our executive team manages a committed and competent team of skilled professionals dedicated to working above and beyond expectations. Every day throughout Sacred Heart Mission our front-line staff provide compassionate, professional care to the people that use our services. Our frontline staff are supported behind-the scenes by a committed team of professionals in both administration and management.
Chief Executive Officer
Cathy Humphrey has been with the Mission for more than 14 years. During this time, she has overseen the operations of a number of different service areas at the Mission including Aged Care, Sacred Heart Central, Women’s Services and the Rooming House Plus Program, in addition to taking on the CEO role in November 2011. Cathy has been working in the disability, community housing and homelessness sector for 22 years, and has been working in areas more specifically focused on people experiencing homelessness, in government and in various not for profit organisations, since 1996. Currently, Cathy sits as a director on the board of Council to Homeless Persons, the peak body for not for profit organisations working with people who are homeless in Victoria.
Cathy has a Certificate IV Training and Assessment, Certificate IV Life Coaching, Associate Diploma Social Science (Welfare), Advanced Certificate in Residential and Community Services.
General Manager, Business Services
Catherine Harris has been with Sacred Heart Mission for five years and is responsible for leadership of finance, IT, administration, property, fundraising, social enterprise develop and the op shops. Prior to coming to Sacred Heart Mission Catherine spent most of her 20 year career in senior management roles within the corporate sector, mainly at the Coles Group. Catherine holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia and post-graduate qualifications in management from Deakin University.
Acting General Manager, Community Services
Chris Middendorp has been with Sacred Heart Mission for 9 years and is currently acting General Manger of Community services which includes Sacred Heart Central, Women's Services, J2SI and RHPP. He has worked in the area of homelessness for 27 years, both in direct service provision and management roles. He holds diplomas in Community Development and Management.
General Manager, Aged Care Services
Qualifications: Stephen holds a Bachelor of Human Services from Monash University and a Master of Clinical Family Therapy from La Trobe University, The Bouverie Centre.
Stephen has been working as the General Manager for Aged Care Services at Sacred Heart Mission since the beginning of 2012, responsible for the hostels and Home Care. He has been working in the health and welfare sector for the past twenty-six years of which his previous position was General Manager Primary Health at a Community Health Service. As well as holding paid positions Stephen has held a number of voluntary board positions and participated in national and regional networks.
General Manager, People & Strategy
Leanne Lewis had over 20 years of clinical and managerial experience in the mental health field before coming to SHM in 2011 as Manager of the Women's Services programs. Over her career Leanne has been directly involved in establishing a range of services and programs, including family violence programs and a maternal health care project in Vietnam. Leanne holds Social Work qualifications, a Master of Business Administration and has specialist experience in strategic project management and program evaluation.