Lynne Butler – OWC Coordinator
Lynne is an international training and development consultant with a research background in sociology and cultural anthropology. She has spent many years working in Indigenous education and training in WA and has worked for over ten years with government departments, local NGOs, and international agencies in Timor-Leste and Indonesia in the training and development area. Most recently Lynne worked for the International labour Organisation (ILO) in Timor-Leste, managing the Youth Employment Program followed by the Training and Employment Support Program. She has also carried out ethnographic research in Timor and Aceh into the barriers impacting the effective participation of local NGOs in countries recovering from conflict and upheaval. Lynne took on the role of OWC coordinator in September 2015 after rejoining the management committee in April 2015.
Dr Kara Salter – Community Coordinator
Kara Salter is a cultural and environmental anthropologist who has worked and engaged with small communities for the last 9 years. Born and raised in the Northern Territory, Kara has since lived and worked in diverse places like Melbourne, China, Italy, India, the Western Australian wheat belt (Toodyay and Northam) and here in Perth. Her interest in community was peaked when she worked as a community engagement officer for a small development company seeking to build an ecovillage in the Perth Hills. She has since dedicated herself to understanding community and community building among groups intentionally designing and co-creating their own alternative lifestyles, recently completing a PhD in this area. Based on this background she sees the community engagement processes facilitated by Sandra Krempl and the OWC pilot project as a valuable tool that allows organisations, groups and communities to achieve sustainability.
Dr Caroline Marsh – Education Coordinator
Caroline is a passionate educator with more than a decade’s experience lecturing in the Humanities at The University of Western Australia. Her current focus is on empowering teachers and learners to build global competencies through transformative education, including Education for Sustainable Development (ESD/UNESCO), Education for Global Citizenship (GCEd/UNESCO), and education for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs). Caroline represents the One World Centre on the UNAA WA Education Reference Group (ESD portfolio) and in the Sustainable Schools Initiative WA Alliance. Caroline believes in local action for global change: everyone can make choices and take actions in their everyday lives which have global impact and through which, together, we can transform our world and create a better future for all.
Dr Robert Wocheslander – Sustainability Coordinator
Rob is a Biologist and Environmental Scientist with over fifteen years of experience working and conducting research in the field of environmental protection and enhancement. Over the past five years Rob has worked predominantly in the areas of carbon mitigation, environmental restoration and soil amendment in the low rainfall areas of South-Western Australia. This mainly project-based work included close contact with the agricultural sector, working closely with various research organisations, government agencies, and Natural Resource Management (NRM) organisations to bring about practical solutions to local environmental challenges.