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Marita Bianco is the Office Coordinator & Human Resources Officer of the Foundation. Marita joined the Foundation in 2017. She has a bachelor’s degree in General Studies and a diploma in Work and HR. Her areas of interest are children, poverty, and human resources.
Angela Caruana coordinates the Children’s Hub within the Foundation. Angie joined the Foundation in 2014. The Children’s Hub facilitates activities and projects focused on the wellbeing of children and young people in Malta and Gozo. Angie is a graduate in Arts conservation. She previously worked at the National Commission for Child Policy and Strategy within the Minister for the Family and Social Solidarity and has extensive experience in the field of migration.
Michelle Cilia is a nurse by profession. She is currently coordinating transgender healthcare services in Malta. Michelle supports the Foundation on a part-time basis, particularly the Children’s Hub. She also supports the Foundation in report writing.
Dr Stephanie Dalli
Stephanie Dalli joined the Foundation in 2020 occupying the role of Manager for Strategy and Policy. She is also a Lawyer by profession and is responsible for MaltaCan, (The Malta Children’s Association Network) and CROM (The Children’s Rights Observatory Malta). Both MaltaCan and CROM are the Foundation’s collaborative initiatives with other organisations and entities. Steph has a diverse background of studies, including law, psychology, and creativity and innovation.
Maria Desira is responsible for Public Relations at the Foundation. She joined the Foundation in 2021. Her primary role is communicating the work of the Foundation to the general public. Maria has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Sociology and has previously worked as a Journalist and TV Producer. She has also worked as a researcher in social science.
Estelle Duca is responsible for International Affairs. She joined the Foundation in 2020. Her primary role is in developing and maintaining structured collaborations, networks and relationships with our international partners. Estelle has a bachelor’s degree in Education and a master’s degree in Sustainable Development. She previously worked as a teacher in a state school and also has experience in Public Relations. She also has a vast experience in volunteering and has been active both locally and globally. Her passion for the African continent, love of travelling, and appreciation for different cultures has been her primary motivation to further her career in this area.
Maria Louisa Domenici
Maria Louisa Domenici is a specialised professional mental health nurse. Maria Louise is also a proud mother of four children and a grandmother of three precious young grandchildren. She worked in the community health sector, at the Corradino Correctional Facility, and is currently working at Ibwar the Caritas Malta programme for youths. She also supports the Foundation on a part-time basis, particularly the Children’s Hub, by providing health and well-being education to children.
Lorella Gatt is the Deputy Coordinator of the Children’s Hub within the Foundation. She joined the Foundation in 2014. Lorella previously worked at the Ministry for the Family and Social Solidarity, where she was the Secretary to the National Commission for Child Policy and Strategy. Previously she also worked at Mater Dei Hospital.
Dr Rachael M Scicluna
Dr Rachael M Scicluna has a doctorate and post-doctorate in urban anthropology. Over the past 12 years, she conducted extensive ethnographic research on the interrelationship between home, neighbourhoods, changing family patterns, modern home space, gender, sexuality, politics and economy in England and Malta. Dr Scicluna has published widely in peer-reviewed academic journals and anthologies and is often invited as a guest speaker in international conferences.
As an applied urban anthropologist, Dr Scicluna developed and led ethnographic research on the housing sector in Malta. The research findings informed the development of a national housing system, a new specialised housing layer, and other related policies on modern domestic spaces in Malta.
Dr Scicluna is also a part-time Lecturer in the Faculty for the Built Environment, University of Malta, Malta and an active member of the Committee Bureau on Urban Development, Housing and Land Management within the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). She is also the Chairperson of Sustainable Communities Board within the Housing Authority, Malta.
Stephanie Zammit is the Secretary to the Board of Administrators of the Foundation. She joined the
Foundation in 2016. Stephanie has extensive experience in assisting Executive Management, in the
smooth running of the daily operations of multinational and local established companies. Planning,
organisation, lateral thinking, and interpersonal skills are amongst her core abilities. She has at heart
causes such as the advocacy of equality, children’s rights, eradication of poverty and an inclusive global
society. She is also a full-time mum.