Our Executive

Our Executive

Chief Executive Officer – Marc Lema

Marc has more than 40 years of experience working with people with disabilities and is Cam Can’s Chief Executive Officer.  Marc started his career as a Social Trainer working directly with people with disabilities in large institutions in Western Australia.  He subsequently held positions at the Disability Services Commission (DSC), including Senior Social Trainer, Local Area Coordinator, various management roles and spent time as the Principal Advisor to the Minister for Disability Services. With such solid experience, and wanting to make a further difference to people’s lives, Marc left DSC in 2011 and was instrumental in creating Cam Can.

Marc’s passion to promote the rights of vulnerable people is unwavering.  It is this, together with his personal experience of raising a family member with a disability, that drives Marc’s commitment to bring about good outcomes for all people.

When Marc is not working, he is a keen Liverpool supporter and enjoys making the most of every opportunity to spend time with his family and friends.

Director, Systems and Business Services: Steve Robinson

Since 2013, Steve has played an active leadership role at Cam Can.  Steve’s passion to support vulnerable people extends over 30 years, and includes practical government and not-for-profit human service experience in disability, aged care, juvenile justice and community corrections.

Having spent many years working in rural communities, Steve established Cam Can in the Lower South West in 2014, resulting in significant development ever since. In 2018, Steve moved to Perth to hold a key leadership role, combining his unique skill-sets of ‘supporting people’ and ‘information technology’, to develop meaningful business services and systems.  Holding a Bachelor of Arts, and post graduate studies in ‘Not for Profit Leadership and Management’, Steve is constantly striving to be at the forefront of innovative service design and delivery. Outside of work, Steve enjoys spending time with his family, supporting the Dockers, fishing and IT.

 

Director, Operations: John Thomson

John has more than 25 years’ experience working across human services and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science, a Graduate Diploma in Social Science, and a Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management.  John started his career as a Support Coordinator, working alongside people to co-design/implement individualised supports. John then joined the Australian Red Cross, developing and implementing regionally based community services/programs and taking a keen interest in International Humanitarian Law. John started with government in 1998, holding senior positions with the Department of Housing, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Disability Services Commission and Department for Communities where he led the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in WA.  He joined Cam Can in 2020.

John is an active member of his local soccer and basketball clubs and takes every opportunity to support and participate in community events. John enjoys spending time mountain biking, bushwalking and exploring the South coast with his wife and children.

Director, Strategic Development and Continuous Improvement: Stephen Psaila-Savona

Stephen Psaila-Savona has been employed in the Western Australian public sector for 27 years where he held management and executive positions at WorkCover WA, the Health and Disability Services Complaints Office; the Public Sector Commission; the Department of the Premier and Cabinet; and the Disability Services Commission.  Stephen is also a Board member for Catholic Homes, an aged care provider.  Stephen holds a Bachelor of Psychology; a Diploma in Education; a Graduate Diploma in Business; and an Executive Masters in Public Administration. Stephen is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of Leadership Western Australia.

Stephen’s career and personal drive has always been driven by improving quality of services for vulnerable people including in disability, health, mental health, workers’ compensation and aged care. Outside of work, Stephen enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters, eating, exercising, eating more, exercising more.

Senior Operations Manager – Maree Brown

Maree has held leadership roles across disability and community services, public sector and commercial environments over 25 years, and has worked with a wide range of industry and community groups.  At Deaf Services Limited Maree led the development, growth and alignment of corporate, fundraising and service delivery operations as the organisation prepared to merge with the Deaf Society in 2020.  At Lotterywest Maree was responsible for strategic development and management of lottery operations in Western Australia – with a focus on industry development; effective partnerships with service providers, government and community stakeholders; and delivering great outcomes for the WA community.  Maree is passionate about supporting people to develop skills, knowledge and confidence in quality service delivery, and building organisational capacity to support people with disabilities achieve their goals.  Maree joined Cam Can in 2021.

Maree is committed to supporting people in the community and volunteers with organisations providing services and community connection for vulnerable people.  Maree enjoys our outdoor lifestyle, exploring new places, running, hiking and spending time with family and friends.

Senior Operations Manager – Alison Braid

Alison is a country girl at heart!  She grew up in Esperance and following her tertiary education and some travelling around the globe, spent most of her career in the Wheatbelt, living in Narrogin and working around the region.  She left the Wheatbelt in 2014 and relocated to the Goldfields, living in Kalgoorlie but spending time in Leonora/Laverton and the Ngaanyatjarra Lands.  Alison left Kalgoorlie in 2016 and has been living in the South-West since then, joining Cam Can in July 2020.   Alison has worked in the human services area throughout her 26-year career, predominantly in the public service and in child protection.  Alison’s core values centre around kindness and compassion and building trust and good working relationships with everyone.

Alison enjoys the outdoor life, and ‘wanders out yonder’ with her family and two beloved dogs whenever she can.  One of Alison’s passions is open water swimming but this has been somewhat curtailed with the increased sightings of big mammals of the ocean!!  Alison enjoys pilates and her daily walks with her dogs as well as exploring the hidden jewels of the South West.

Administration Manager – Rebecca White

Rebecca has been involved with Cam Can since 2012 and has deep family experience supporting people with disabilities.  With a background of similar office roles in Real Estate and Customs, Rebecca brings a wide range of skills and experience to ensure Cam Can’s administrative operations run smoothly and efficiently.  Rebecca has a strong background in administration, reception, human resources, workers’ compensation, procurement and events management.  Outside of work, Rebecca enjoys spending time with family and friends, and raising one sensible and one ‘spirited’ daughter.