Mr. George Borg has had a long career in education. He started his career as a teacher in primary schools and special education. Mr. Borg has held various posts and positions in the Ministry of Education, from a teaching position to Director General (Education Services).
During his career, he has been a member of various official boards both locally and internationally. Currently, Mr. Borg is also a board member of the Commonwealth Centre for Connected Learning (3CL) Foundation, Chairperson of the Inter-Ministerial Inter-Professional Board for Disability Services (IIPBD), and a member of the Independent Community Living Board. Mr. Borg has been on the FSWS Board since 2009.
He also holds an advisory role to the Commissioner for the Rights of Persons with Disability at the Ministry for Inclusion, Voluntary Organisations and Consumer Rights.
In 2003, Mr. Borg received the Worker of the Year Award for his significant work in the field of educating students with disabilities.
Mr Noel Abela is a retired ex-Bank Executive with a banking career which spans over a forty-year period. During his forty-year experience Mr Abela served in different Branches and Departments. His achievements as Branch Manager were recognised by the Bank when he was awarded the very prestigious award of Branch Manager of the year.
Mr Abela received his education both locally and abroad obtaining qualifications in Management Competences, Time and Stress Management as well as Leadership skills.
Mr Abela is married to Bernardine and has three children and four granddaughters.
Ms Marietta Cassar – is currently completing her Master's degree in Management. Her thesis is on the analysis of management behaviour and its impact on employees.
Throughout her career, Ms Cassar has mainly worked in office management, human resources and client-centric roles. Ms Cassar currently holds a dual role as HRBP and Office Manager in the private sector. As Ms Cassar enjoys dealing with people, this job allows her to actively interact with a wide variety of people.
Ms Cassar has been a member of the Jobsplus Board of Directors since 2017.She is an avid reader, passionate about travelling and appreciates all forms of art.
Dr Karen Carachi is a counselling psychologist specialising in adult mental health. She holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Malta and a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology from the Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom. She is warranted to practise in both Malta and the UK.
Dr Carachi can offer assessments and psychological therapies. She is also currently undergoing training in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR). She has worked in various mental health settings in the UK and Malta, including mental health foundations; psychiatric hospitals and educational institutions.
Dr Carachi has worked therapeutically with people of all ages with a variety of mental health problems ranging from moderate to severe complexity. Dr Carachi also has experience working with people from minority groups and diverse cultural backgrounds.
Ms Amanda Grech has extensive experience in the field of social welfare. She started her career as an undergraduate at Agenzija Appoġġ, back then known as Social Welfare Development Unit and subsequently as a psychology graduate focusing on community services. Since then, Ms. Amanda Grech held various roles within the Foundation including that of a Clinical Supervisor and Trainer where she worked with various managements and professionals.
She has served on a number of national boards and also as a consultant for the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health with regards to the issue of the age of sexual consent. As a professional she specialises in Humanistic-Existential Psychotherapies, and has a special interest in Child Psychotherapy and Grief and Loss.
Stephen attended the Floriana Primary School and then went to the Archbishop's Seminary for his secondary education. Following his post-secondary studies, he was employed by the Central Bank of Malta in 1983, where he remains employed till today. In August 2017, Mr Rizzo was seconded with the Ministry for Social Justice and Solidarity, the Family and Children's Rights, where he currently occupies the role of Ministry Liaison Officer, with his main duties being the strengthening of relationships with the voluntary organisatons working in the social field and the negotiations of Public Social Partnership agreements with the same VOs.
Mr Rizzo has been a member of the FSWS' Board from September 2017 and he truly believes that together with the other board members they are doing their best to empower the Foundation in making the necessary positive changes in the social sector.