Meet Our Team

The Home is run by a dedicated management board and a knowledgeable and creative team of professional staff with the necessary experience and ability to develop, implement, evaluate and sustain innovative programmes that are tailored to the individual needs of the children.

 

The staff consists of 57 permanent staff members, 3 interns, 30 full-time foreign volunteers and 47 local volunteers, some of whom working shifts to render a 24-hour service. Staff training and supervision are done regularly. The Children’s Home utilises a multi professional team to focus on the best interest of the child. The Home believes in networking with a variety of forums and organisations.

Managers

Manager: Durbanville Children’s Home
Johanna Strauss
jstrauss@dchome.org.za

Manager: Finances and Human Resources
Virginia Metelo-Liquito
finance@dchome.org.za

Manager: Logistics, Transport & Maintenance
Riaan Spangenberg
repairs@dchome.org.za

Manager: Marketing & PR
Louise Coetzee
dch@dchome.org.za

Manager: Volunteers & Support Services
Yvonne Mathieson
support@dchome.org.za

Manager: Care Services 
Rachelle Michelin
care@dchome.org.za

Our Patrons

Hanlie Retief
Ramey Short
Neels van Jaarsveld
Izak de Vries
Success Lekabe
Rouchelle Liedemann

Office Staff

Social Worker
Crystal Fielding
maatskap1@dchome.org.za

Social Worker
Marissa Fischer
maatskap2@dchome.org.za

Social Worker
Helen Williams
maatskap3@dchome.org.za

Manager: Child and Youth Care
Jenilee Samson
cycw@dchome.org.za

Coordinator: Programs
Shanee Witbooi
kv1@dchome.org.za

Coordinator: Education
Charmaine Lochner
clinicalco@dchome.org.za

Coordinator: Campaigns & Fundraising
Melanie Stipp
marketing@dchome.org.za

Occupational Therapist
Chané Kotze
ot@dchome.org.za

Remedial Teacher
Saskia Urtel
teacher@dchome.org.za

Our Board

Chairperson: Mrs. L. Lennox
Vice-Chairperson: Mr. F.J. Agenbach
Chairperson: Financial Committee: Mr. F.J. Agenbach
Chairperson: Buildings and Properties Committee: Mr. N. du Pisani
Chairperson: Professional Services Committee: Mrs. L. Lennox
Chairperson: Staff Committee: Mrs. C. Michaels
Chairperson: Spiritual Care Committee: Dr. T. van Zyl
Manager: Durbanville Children’s Home: Mrs. J. Strauss

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