Marie McLeod works for Hawker Brownlow Professional Learning Solutions as a lead training associate for A Framework for Understanding Poverty, Bridges Out of Poverty and Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’ By World. Until the end of 2012, Marie worked part time for the Department of Human Services as the Manager of Neighbourhood Renewal, an initiative that works with residents and other stakeholders to address disadvantage in 21 locations across Victoria. Marie has a Bachelor of Social Work and a Certificate in Adult Education. She has worked in child protection, juvenile justice, disability and public housing. Marie is passionate about issues of social justice and social inclusion. She is experienced in community engagement, community action planning and governance, and facilitates tailored interactive solutions to achieve change with communities and groups.