FDCA announces change to Board of Directors

by Freya Lucas

November 15, 2018

Two member-elected Directors have been appointed to the Family Day Care Australia (FDCA) Board of Directors this week, following its November Annual General Meeting.

 

Priscilla Schwanz and Rebecca Rushby both have extensive experience within the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector, and are welcome additions to the Board, the FDCA said on announcement of their appointment. 

 

Ms Schwanz joined the Board in 2011 and continues her tenure as a Board Member, having worked in the South Australian ECEC sector since 1984. During her 35 years in the sector, Ms Schwanz has mentored local and regional educators, and supported staff and educators with the introduction of the National Quality Reform.

 

The FDCA said that previous experience in committees such as Careproviders of South Australia and Educators Association of South Australia, including a 14-year term as President, sees Ms Schwanz bring “a wealth of experience and sector knowledge to the Board”.

 

Ms Rushby is a Victorian-based family day care (FDC) director, who established her FDC service in 2014. Her focus is on changing community perceptions of the FDC sector as a whole.

 

“We are a collection of highly educated, highly energetic women and men whose passion to educate and protect children in our care is second to none,” Ms Rushby said.

 

Alongside the appointments, FDCA announced that Board Member Pam Johns has stepped down from the Board and her role as the Board Chair, ending a seven-year Board membership. As a result of Ms Johns’ departure, current Board Member Phil Naylor has moved into the role of Board Chair, with Sarah Fowler taking on the role of Deputy Board Chair.

 

For more information on FDCA, including how to become a member, visit the FDCA website.

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