Meet The Makers

An innovative collective of like-minded folks making useful and
enduring technology products

Marisca Seinen

Principal Consultant

Marisca Seinen is a qualified counsellor and has a background in training/education, frontline management, case management, and has volunteered her time as a telephone crisis support worker at Lifeline.

She sees herself as a true facilitator, is a people person, engaging, and inclusive.
Marisca has over 10 years experience and has trained many diverse audiences; allied health, and frontline workers, power station staff, first responders, government call
centre workers, and councils.  Her biggest aim in her role as a trainer/facilitator has always been to give people the confidence to recognise signs, to know what to say to
start the initial conversation, and to take away the fear of doing the wrong thing and therefore maybe not do anything at all.
Apart from being a Mental Health First Aid trainer, she is an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) master trainer, and CLIC also offers tailored
training programs meeting the client’s needs in assisting in dealing with challenging behaviour, customer service and stress management.

Marisca’s passion is contagious and she is sure to leave individuals feeling energized and inspired to put their new learning and knowledge into practice.

Fiona O’Donnell

Trainer

Fiona is a Latrobe Valley local who has spent the last 23 years working in Community and Social welfare in both Melbourne and the Valley. During that time Fiona has worked in Child Protection, various adolescent support roles, with families and children who have experienced Family Violence, training Crisis telephone responders at Lifeline Gippsland and currently teaching Community Services at TAFE Gippsland and Mother Contact within the Caring Dads program at Anglicare Victoria.

Fiona has been delivering suicide prevention programs for several years and has also volunteered her time as a crisis support worker at Lifeline.

Fiona holds a Masters degree in Education where her research focused on grief and trauma in educational settings. Fiona also has post graduate qualifications in training and assessment, grief and bereavement and critical incident stress management.

Fiona balances her passion for community services work with her husband, three young children and her other passion of running. Fiona loves to work with people who are seeking to better their knowledge and looks forward to engaging with likeminded professionals.

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