Partner Investigators

Mark Bartlett

Mark BartlettMark Bartlett is the current Senior Manager of Offender Services and Corrections Programs for Corrective Services in the ACT. Mark has spent the best part of 17 years in a wide variety of rehabilitative roles in Correctional facilities across New South Wales, Victoria and more recently in the ACT. Mark’s varied experiences and roles have led him to be a champion for rehabilitation services and related programs and he is particularly passionate about Throughcare.

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Ray Chavez

Ray ChavezRay is the current President of the Australasian Corrections Education Association (ACEA) Executive Committee. He is the Coordinator of Research and Evaluation for the Education and Vocational Training Unit (EVTU) of the Western Australian Department of Corrective Services (DCS).

Ray commenced working for DCS in 1984, and is instrumental in the EVTU’s ongoing participation in correctional education research, its support for evidence based policies, and efforts to educate the wider community on the importance of correctional education. He has made presentations at a number of local, national and international conferences. Ray has coordinated Youth at Risk, Tertiary Studies, Prisoner Traineeships, non-traditional trade training for female prisoners and Indigenous education programs at different times in his career. He organized the nominations which resulted in the EVTU being awarded two separate national Australian Training Awards for its provision of innovated vocational education and training initiatives.

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David Christian

In 1998, David joined WISE Employment, combining his personal experience with disability and passion and commitment to people with disability and disadvantaged. He has worked in many roles to create solutions that improve the lives of the most disadvantaged in the community, especially people with disability, ex-offenders, refugees, people with mental illness and indigenous Australians, through training, employment and health services.

For five years he led the design, development, delivery and management of several specialist programs exclusively supporting ex-offenders, refugees and people with severe mental health issues. In the process he has advanced WISE’s capacity and capability for delivering services targeting highly disadvantaged participants and forging strong relationships with key stakeholders.

His qualifications include, BAppSc, Dip FLM, CertIVTAA, along with a series of industry and other management related programs, including NLP and SROI.

David has helped establish a new business entity Koorie Nightmarket Inc., from concept through to securing financial support, launch and ongoing operations.

In his current role as Strategic Projects Manager he is involved in WISE’s business development, tendering, mergers, community investments, research, social enterprises and supporting the diversification and development of WISE’s international operations.

With significant experience, enthusiasm and energy for working with ex-offenders in the employment sector he is WISE’s representative for the PEOPLe project, from 2014-2017.

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Anne-Marie Martin

Anne-Marie MartinIn February 2013, Dr Anne Marie Martin was appointed to the position of Assistant Commissioner, Offender Management and Policy within Corrective Services New South Wales (CSNSW). Her responsibilities include oversight of classification and placement of offenders held in custody, prison industries and education, programs and services as well as the restorative justice unit. Dr Martin's work history includes providing treatment to sex offenders, assessments and the provision of therapy to children affected by child abuse and neglect through the Women's and Children's Hospital (Adelaide), and psychological services with the Royal Australian Air Force. She began providing group-based intervention with sex offenders and violent offenders assessed as high risk of re-offending within South Australia in 2004, and subsequently developed programs for offenders and undertook management and executive roles within the correctional arena. Since commencing with CSNSW Dr Martin has completed a review of services and programs with the aim of increasing program provision, particularly with offenders that pose the greatest risk of reoffending. Dr Martin currently has oversight of business units that include Corrective Services Industries, education, services and programs for inmates and offenders in New South Wales.

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Janice Ollerton

Janice OllertonJanice Ollerton has worked for over 25years in the employment industry, specifically in the field of disabilities since 1997. With a background in Adult Education and vocational training for people with disabilities Janice completed a PhD in the field of Disability Studies in 2010. She has a keen interest in inclusive research methodologies and accessible research methods. Janice is an adjunct Senior Research Fellow with the Education For Practice Institute at Charles Sturt University and currently works as Research Coordinator with Break Thru People Solutions, a disability service provider with offices along the Australian eastern seaboard. Janice’s strong commitment to the rights of all people to participation, inclusion and equity motivates her to explore new and creative ways to facilitate inclusive disability research.

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Sarah Spencer

Sarah Spencer is the Senior Manager, Organisational Development at the Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO), where she has worked for five years. This role includes business development, research, evaluation, data analysis, quality accreditation, and consumer participation. Prior to this, Sarah held a management role at Whitelion, various project, policy and business analyst roles at the Victorian Department of Justice, and academic research positions. Sarah also does consultancy work conducting program evaluations and tender/submission writing, and is on the board of a Women’s Domestic Violence Refuge.

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