Our Team

Reegan Barber

CEO

Dr Reina Michaelson

Head of Research and Program Development

Hillary Milton

Head of Regional Development

Registered Psychologist

Sophie Wilson

Communications and Programs Officer

Angela White

Case Review Specialist

Braddley Hayes

Head of Finance and IT

Reegan Barber

CEO

As CEO of CAPS Reegan drives the strategic direction of the oldest child abuse prevention organisation in Australia and works with stakeholders across government, corporate and social services sectors to deliver innovative, evidence-based child protection programs. In this role he has overseen the development of Safe Arrival, a domestic and family violence education program that recognises the unique needs of refugee and recent migrant communities and is responsible for the delivery of the Safe Children, Safe Families protective behaviours program, Child Safe Leaders child protection audits and the national case review system, SAFE.

Reegan has more than 10 years’ experience working at NSW Government agencies in the research and development of policy across diverse areas including domestic and family violence prevention, social services innovation and the protection of biodiversity. Highlights of this work include the delivery of the $20 million NSW Domestic and Family Violence Innovation Fund and program design for the Social Innovation Council, a civil society partnership to help spark great ideas across the social services sector.

Dr Reina Michaelson

Head of Research and Program Development

Dr Reina Michaelson has a PhD in Psychology from Victoria University and extensive experience in the field of child maltreatment, with particular expertise in the area of preventing and responding to child sexual abuse. Dr Michaelson joined CAPS in 2013 and since that time she has been responsible for coordinating and implementing a range of parenting programs, including 123 Magic, Triple P, Tuning Into Kids, Tuning Into Teens. In addition, Reina has developed and and facilitated the Safe Children, Safe Families program in NSW early learning centres, preschools and playgroups since 2016.

Prior to her work at CAPS, Dr Michaelson worked with the Northern Territory Government Families and Children as a senior policy officer in child protection reform particularly in relation to the prevention and response to complex child abuse in Indigenous communities. Dr Michaelson has also worked as an international consultant with UNICEF to help developing countries create their own child sexual abuse prevention programs, including Malaysia, Vietnam and the Maldives.

Hillary Milton

Head of Regional Development
Registered Psychologist

Hillary has over 15 years’ experience working as a psychologist with children, adolescents and families, including in the areas of mental health, early intervention, multi-disciplinary teams and interagency child protection. She has a Masters in Family Therapy.

Since starting with CAPS almost two years ago, Hillary has expanded the Safe Children Safe Families program across regional Australia. She has a passion for delivering evidence-based prevention programs and is a keen advocate for services meeting their obligations through the CAPS Child Safe Leaders program.

Sophie Wilson

Communications and Programs Officer

As Communications and Programs Officer at CAPS, Sophie works to expand community outreach and engagement. She is also involved in work with CAPS frontline programs, particularly Safe Arrival. 

Sophie has a degree in Education and Child Studies, and experience working hands-on with children and families. Prior to joining the CAPS team, she worked with vulnerable youth and mothers in a variety of ways, including work in a shelter for families escaping domestic violence, as part of a child abuse case management team at her local children’s advocacy center, and in classroom settings. Her work and experiences have led her to be passionate about domestic and family violence prevention, and working to stop the harmful effects of child abuse and maltreatment. 

 

Angela White

Case Review Specialist

Angela joined CAPS in January 2021 as Case Review Specialist with the responsibility for providing clinical
support and working with the CEO and project partners in establishing the ongoing directions for the development of the national case review system, SAFE.

Angela is a social worker who has had extensive experience working with NSW Health and DCJ in the fields of child and adolescent mental health and child protection as a clinician, manager and researcher, and has undertaken strategic roles in project roll-out and policy development. Highlights of this work have included leading the NSW Parenting Program for Mental Health to promote the uptake of evidence based parenting programs across NSW as well as the development of research papers for DCJ, including The Assessment of Parenting Capacity (2006). Angela has a particular interest in risk assessment research and practice methodologies within child protection services.

Braddley Hayes

Head of Finance and Information Technology 

Braddley has over 19 years’ experience working across a variety of sectors, including private, public and non for profit organisations and has attained Certificate IV qualifications in Accounting & Bookkeeping, Business Administration and Workplace Assessment and Training. 

During his career Braddley has successfully operated across a number of key corporate areas, including IT & Project Support, Human Resources, Learning and Development, Recruitment, Client relationship management and Asset management.

Prior to joining CAPS, Braddley was a part of the team that successfully implemented HR & Performance based cloud solutions for non-government and government clients. His primary focus was to support and implement the alignment of the recruitment process to cloud-based platforms.