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@durbanvillekinderhuis.org.za

Manager: Finances and Human Resources
Virginia Metelo-Liquito
finansies@durbanvillekinderhuis.org.za

Manager: Logistics and Support services
Jenny van Eyssen
jvaneyssen@durbanvillekinderhuis.org.za

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

Manager: Volunteers
Yvonne Mathieson
ymathieson@durbanvillekinderhuis.org.za

Manager: Care Services & Social Worker
Rachelle Michelin
care@durbanvillekinderhuis.org.za

Our Patrons

Hanlie Retief
Soli Philander
Ramey Short
Neels van Jaarsveld
Martelize Brink
Izak de Vries

Office Staff

Social Worker
Magdalena Koch
maatskap1@durbanvillekinderhuis.org.za

Social Worker
Charnell Andrew
maatskap2@durbanvillekinderhuis.org.za

Social Worker
Helen Williams
maatskap3@durbanvillekinderhuis.org.za

Coordinator: Child and Youth Care
Jenilee Samson
cycw@durbanvillekinderhuis.org.za

Coordinator: Child and Youth Care
Crystal Fielding
cocycw@durbanvillekinderhuis.org.za

Coordinator: Child and Youth Care
Duwayne Williams
kv2@durbanvillekinderhuis.org.za

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

Coordinator: Education
Chrizelle Visser
clinicalco@durbanvillekinderhuis.org.za

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

Occupational Therapist
Chané Kotze
ot@durbanvillekinderhuis.org.za

Remedial Teacher
Saskia Urtel
teacher@durbanvillekinderhuis.org.za

Our Board

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

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