St Patrick’s is led by a dedicated team of business professionals committed to delivering the vision and mission of the organisation. The Executive Team includes:
Lawyer, NGO Executive and Community Advocate for change, Michael works to break down the stereotypes surrounding homelessness in Western Australia; engaging all sectors of our community including business and government, and advocating the importance of collaboration and engagement in working towards the goal of ending homelessness.
As Chief Executive Officer at St Patrick’s, Michael leads the organisation, under the governance of the Board, working to support the amazing team of staff and volunteers in delivering our mission, to support the most vulnerable in our community to live independent lives and reach their potential.
A graduate of Monash University, Melbourne, Michael completed a Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences), 1993 and Bachelor of Laws in 1996 and has been qualified as a legal practitioner for over 20 years, during this time having established and managed his own law firm based in Fremantle, prior to his move into the community services sector.
Voluntary service has very much been a part of Michael’s history; serving on a myriad of Boards and Committees throughout his professional career, currently including:
- Chair, Imagined Futures (swmpf.org.au)
- Board Member, WA Council of Social Service (including WACOSS Governance Committee and CEO’s strategic advisory committee)
- Member, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Strategy Working Group
- Chair, Fremantle Family Support Network Steering Committee
- Member, Partners in Recovery Fremantle Consortium Steering Committee; Freo Street Doctor Consortium Committee; Crossroads Drug & Alcohol homelessness service management committee.
- Member, and Chair, of various Statutory Boards and Committees in the health sector at both the State and National level including the fields of regulation and accreditation.
Michael previously served, amongst others, as the Chair of 55 Central Inc (inner-Perth based homelessness service), and on the Board of the Community Housing Coalition of WA. He was also a board member of St Patrick’s Community Support Centre prior to joining the management team, with a continuous service to the organisation in both capacities of over 18 years.
Victor Crevatin – Director – Homelessness & Support Services
With a Bachelor of Social Work from Curtin University and extensive experience in the community sector, Victor oversees all of St Patrick’s Homeless and Housing programs. Understanding client’s needs and challenges and translating them into strategic and practical outcomes is paramount to Victor’s role and reflects a long-term commitment and proactive approach to making a difference in the community.
His interest in the area commenced through a volunteering position in a Perth Crisis Youth Centre and rapidly expanded to include a range of roles predominately focusing on youth. Commencing his career with St Patrick’s in 2004, Victor has worked at a ‘hands-on’ level across all areas of the organisation from the running of the emergency response and crisis management unit, through to human resources and senior management positions.
Today, he is responsible for St Patrick’s specialised Housing programs including: Youth Place and Youth Housing, Street to Home, Housing Services Facilities and Mental Health Housing Support.
With a personal vision to realise a goal of affordable housing for all Australians, Victor’s knowledge and insight, adds significant value to local and state-wide forums and has included guest lecturing at TAFE, Curtin University and a number of schools across Western Australia.
“Giving back is so rewarding if we work together to provide those less fortunate with the opportunity to the same rights that so many of us take for granted –and this can be as simple as providing a Roof over someone’s head.”