Our Team

Our Network of Consultants

At Local Logic Place we have an established network of consultants who have specialist knowledge in:

  • Early Years, Child, Youth and Family Services
  • Rural and Remote communities and their strengths and challenges
  • Australian Agriculture, Sustainability and Farming Communities
  • Qualitative and quantitative research 
  • Community Consultation and Engagement
  • Project Management and Evaluation
  • Engaging with and supporting Indigenous communities 
  • Engaging with and supporting Culturally and Linguistically Diverse groups (CALD)
  • Age and gender specific issues.

lisaLisa McCoy

Lisa McCoy has a background in Human Services, Community Development and Project Management in both Canada and Australia spanning 22 years. Her extensive experience has helped her to understand the range of complex needs that many communities, families, young people and individuals can face in their lives.

Lisa’s expertise lies in effective and inclusive community engagement and consultation, research, project management, facilitation and evaluation. In addition, Lisa has extensive experience in youth specific planning and research focussing on rural young people. Lisa has also been strongly involved in broader youth service sector research that has informed state-wide youth system reform. Lisa has a Diploma in Social Service Work and a Certificate 4 in Workplace Learning and Assessment.

rachaelRachael Williams

Rachael Williams has a background in rural sociology, research and community development spanning 18 years. With a Bachelor of Arts degree (Honours) in Rural Sociology Rachael is now completing a PhD researching community capacity for self help with a specific focus on the respective role of individuals, communities, business and government.

Rachael’s expertise lies in the demographic profiling of communities and community groups, comprehensive and respectful community engagement and consultation, qualitative and quantitative research, strategic planning, facilitation and evaluation. Rachael has an extensive background in service development and delivery for the Early Years and in supporting communities with strategic planning and governance conversations to support integration and collective impact.

fiona2Fiona Mertz

With 22 years of experience in the welfare area, Fiona has extensive knowledge in working with children and families. Fiona has undertaken work in program coordination, project reviews, event management, research, case management and mentoring of students. More recently Fiona entered the field of politics, increasing her knowledge and skills in the area of federal government and national issues. 

Fiona has worked in senior roles including managing a Child Protection team.  An important aspect of her work during this period was her involvement with the Muthi Miah Aboriginal Family Preservation team.  Together with her team, Fiona won a “Highly Commended” award at the National Child Abuse Prevention Awards in 2001 for the development of a culturally sensitive tool relating to Family Preservation work.

Fiona holds a Bachelor of Arts, with majors in Psychology and Microbiology. Having lived and worked in the Moulamein and Swan Hill area for all of her life, Fiona has established excellent networks across the area.