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Katina Velkou

Board Member

Katina is passionate about social justice and believes it is a privilege to have spent the past 20 years working alongside Sydneysiders, empowering and supporting them to achieve their personal goals. A highly accomplished professional with expertise in program design, development and implementation, Katina has in-depth experience across a range of sectors including disability, refugees, people seeking asylum, humanitarian entrants and more recently the child protection sector.

Katina is currently the Manager Casework – Multicultural Child & Family Program at Settlement Services International, where she has held a number of senior roles. She has previously held senior social work and policy roles in The Housing Connection, the Asylum Seekers Centre, and the Australian Red Cross.
Katina has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications (Public Communications) from UTS and a Bachelor of Social Work (Hons Class I) from the University of Sydney where she was awarded the University Medal. She is a cricket tragic, a keen follower of politics both local and global and will be a social worker until the end of her days.