Deb Tsobaris is CEO of the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare. The Centre is Victoria’s peak body for child and family services. The Centre provides sector training, facilitates and publishes research. Ms Tsobaris advocates for better transitions for young people leaving state care, and better support for struggling families.
Ms Tsobaris is Co-Chair of the Victorian Government’s Roadmap for Reform Implementation Ministerial Advisory Group and has worked in health and community services for over 30 years.
Prior to joining the Centre, Ms Tsobaris was CEO of the Victorian Council to Homeless Persons and has held executive positions at Victoria’s Department of Human Services.
Ms Tsobaris has extensive knowledge of policy and practice. She has provided policy advice to government on a range of issues and has worked across disability, drugs and alcohol, youth services and employment programs.