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Senior Management Team

Karen Burdett - CEO

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Karen became CEO in July 2018. With over 13 years experience in Senior Management positions working within Australia, New Zealand and Asia in corporate and not for profit organisations, most recently as the Head of Growth, Marketing and Communications with leading Disability Enterprise The Flagstaff Group. Karen is passionate about driving values based growth, delivering excellence in client service and collaboration across with community, government and industry. She holds a Masters of Business Administration with Sydney Business School and was the recipient of the GMAA student Award in 2017. She holds  a Graduate Certificate in Marketing and is a current Board Member of Business Excellence Australia. Karen has contributed as a volunteer in a range of organisations including the establishment of an international charity Hands of Help dedicated to improving the lives of people around the world by enhancing their access to health care and education, Highlights on Mental Health and St Vincent de Paul. Karen has a love of travelling, music, socialising with family and friends, bushwalking, theatre and the creative arts


Haylee Sarris - Manager Services and Operations

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Haylee joined The Cram Foundation in 2016. She  has 15 years’ experience in the disability service sector and has held direct support  care, Team Leader and management positions. She  is passionate about person-centred approaches and ensuring organisational  policy and procedures result in positive outcomes for service users.