Heart Place

Heart Place Scholarships

Congratulations to the recipients of our 2019 Heart Place Scholarships!

We are delighted to announce the recipients of our 2019 Heart Place Scholarships.

The goal of the Heart Place scholarship is to foster the development of Change Management capabilities in community-based organisations to support their mission to achieve positive social change. The recipients will each receive a fully funded scholarship to attend the Prosci Change Management Certification Program, valued at AU$5,950 / NZ$6,950 each.

Thank you to everyone who applied this year.

Our Heart Place Scholarship Recipients for 2019 are:

Lisa Wiese


Manager, Strategy and Enterprise Performance

Increasing interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) benefits the community and its future workforce, creating a stronger economy. Scitech increases interest in STEM in Western Australia through its exciting science centre, travelling programs and digital experiences. The Prosci Heart Place scholarship will improve Lisa’s capabilities to implement the new strategy over the next three years to improve program delivery, which will expand the social impact and targeted reach of Scitech’s programs by twenty percent.

Jess Wood

ProCare (NZ)

Project Manager, Clinical and Change Management

Well Plan was developed in collaboration with clients and the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) in response to feedback that meaningful, individualised employment and health support appears to be under-resourced and difficult to access, especially for people off work due to a health condition or disability.

Well Plan is delivered in partnership with general practice and Work and Income for people on a medical deferral benefit. It aims to increase people’s capability to self-manage their health conditions and wellbeing, and increase their ability to volunteer, work and better engage with their local communities.

David Couri

Samaritans Foundation

Change Manager – ICT Projects

The NDIS allows clients to choose their supports from a suite of providers, though without a centralised lens from which to view their services. This change program will deliver an integrated client information /financial/people management solution that centralises this view across services. This means that the right support workers, with the right skills, experience and attributes can be matched and deployed to the right client at the right time and at the right cost. This will deliver improved continuity of care, reduced gaps in services and improved outcomes for the people we support.

Adele Cashion

ConnectAbility Australia

People and Culture – Transition Leader

ConnectAbility Australia are now providing Specialist Disability Accommodation Services to over 100 people with disability residing in 24/7 care.

Project Connect will support people with disability in the Hunter Valley and the significant people in their lives, in successfully navigating the transition of their accommodation services from the government to ConnectAbility Australia. Success is indicated by families and significant others being informed, satisfied with the service and choosing to stay with ConnectAbility.

Francis Chalwell


AAH Aged Care Chaplaincy Manager

Anglicare at Home supports elderly people to continue living in their own homes with safety, dignity and happiness.

These neighbours require practical assistance (eg. domestic, transport, social, nursing) to remain living at home. The purpose of the change project is to restructure the provision of pastoral services to those clients who have an Anglicare Home Care Package (HCP) and who ‘opt in’ to the invitation to receive spiritual support. The restructure of these pastoral services will mean that more HCP clients will benefit from more frequent visits from the Anglicare pastoral team who live locally and who are in greater connection with other Anglicare services.