About Mosaic Life Care
Who are Mosaic Life Care Limited?
Mosaic Life Care Limited is co-located with Mosaic Baptist Church in Page, ACT.
Our staff includes an Executive Director and a Family Mentoring Program Coordinator. We are a company limited by guarantee and governed by a professional Board of Directors. Mosaic Baptist Church is its sole member.
Meet our team below.
Ms Penny Dakin, Director, Chairperson
Penny is a change maker and systems thinker with a sophisticated and innovative approach to collaboration and coalition.
Penny was appointed as ARACY CEO in January 2019, having acted in the role from mid-2018. She was previously General Manager for Policy and Strategic Engagement with ARACY and has held senior roles in organisations including the Australian Government Department of Health, Insight Consulting, and A Village for Every Child. Penny’s solid grounding in public health informs her approach to child wellbeing and systems transformation.
Since Penny was appointed CEO, ARACY has grown in its mission to bring people and knowledge together and catalyse systemic change for children.
Penny’s deep connections across sectors and ability to forge powerful collaborations have seen ARACY deliver major achievements including the 500-delegate National Early Years Summit (March 2020) and the subsequent formation of the cross-sector Early Years Catalysing Group; ARACY’s highly successful COVID-19 partnership with UNICEF Australia, the Knowledge Acceleration Hub; and the Thriving Queensland Kids Partnership.
Ms Cindy Mitchell, Executive Director
Cindy maintains a career portfolio spanning social enterprise, faith-based community development, academic research, and teaching.
She is the Executive Director of Mosaic Life Care, a start-up not-for-profit that delivers the COACH Family Mentoring program. In this role, Cindy is focused on improving social cohesion, resilience and connection for families and individuals cycling in/out of various crisis services.
Cindy is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Canberra and a sessional academic at the Canberra Business School. She is a Director of Social Ventures Australia (SVA), a social impact and investment intermediary. Previously, she was the founding Chief Executive Officer of Mill House Ventures, the Canberra region’s first dedicated social enterprise business development consultancy and Founding Director and Chairman of the Social Enterprise Council of ACT and NSW.
Previously, Cindy was the Founder and CEO of No Sweat Fashions, a not-for-profit social enterprise designed to create training, employment and work experience opportunities for migrants and refugees settling in Canberra. She passionately advocates for civil society, social enterprise, and social impact investment movements globally.
She was recognised as the 2020 ACT Woman of the Year for this work. She is a PhD Candidate in Indigenous women’s entrepreneurship and leadership at the Centre for Social Impact (CSI)/ Swinburne University in partnership with the Menzies Foundation. Her thesis: Conceptualising Kimberley Aboriginal Leaders’ entrepreneurship through a collaborative economic development process, will be completed in 2023.
Reverend James Ramsay, Director
James is a strategic learner who loves to connect the dots both systemically and personally and bring relational health to everything he is a part of.
Holding degrees in Psychology, Sociology and Theology allows James to bring together a tailored mix of qualifications that results in a perspective that is academically astute, spiritually insightful and understanding of the human condition.
James’ career has always centred around helping others; whether it be getting homeless young people off the streets of Sydney, settling refugees into their new life from the airport, spiritually guiding dementia patients in hospital, providing hope for those grieving, or coaching married couples through the crazy cycle.
James is proud to currently lead a faith community of a few hundred amazing people at Mosaic Baptist Church all with the same heart to make a positive difference in this world we share.
As a founding director, James’ passion to see Mosaic Life Care champion others through evidence-based programs and support helps ensure we are always compassionately focused on real world outcomes for people. And as a talented communicator, his ability to pass on his convictions has helped to mobilise a large number of our valuable volunteers.