- Certifications in Business
- Accounting, Career Development
- Australian Directors Certification
Desiree has over twenty years experience in community, social and economic development, working with inherent capacities of local communities to grow social capital. With a strong background in community based research, program/project management, creating sustainable partnerships she has worked collaboratively with a wide range of professionals to create community/economic development initiatives and social enterprises aimed to achieve sustainable social/economic growth. Desiree spent much time as a human rights and social justice advocate, later as a consultant completing community based social research projects with a focus on peoples social/economic mobility and other such areas as strategic & business planning, building capacity, regulatory frameworks, policy and procedures. She is a published and award winning writer.