Minnawarra House Staff

Ruby Sandra Leeder - Chief Executive Officer

Ruby Sandra trained as a Social Worker at Curtin University (WA). She completed a degree in Community Development and studied psychotherapy and Media at Edith Cowan University. She commenced at Minnawarra House following a social work study period of six months in Scotland in 1995.

Ruby Sandra has instigated multiple and varied programs to cater for all age groups in the Armadale district. These have included men's, women's and children’s programs. Ruby Sandra manages the Family Support Program and the Roberta Jull Youth & Family Counselling Service which caters for 12-18year olds and their families.

Ruby Sandra has an interest in community gardens and nutritious food growing at home.

Leonie Wight - Art Therapist

Leonie is an Art Therapist who works with children, teenagers and adults.

Evelyn Lim - Counsellor

Evelyn first studied at the University of Queensland where she focused on community development, organizational psychology and counselling. She has recently completed a Master of Counselling at Curtin University.

Since living in West Australia Evelyn has continued her work in community engagement and inclusive practices. She currently manages an art based programme which promotes creative self –expression and is open to the whole community while maintaining the core focus of including participants who have an intellectual disability. Her involvement complements the community focus at Minnawarra House.

Evelyn takes a collaborative and strength based approach that considers all aspect of the person’s lifestyle. Her principle interests lie with Gestalt and Narrative Therapy but she draws on the strategies of a number of therapeutic models which best suite the individual and the timeframe available.