Foundation 61 people care. They care about people, about human beings who are going through rough times.
Rob Lytzki (program director)
Rob is one of the driving forces behind Foundation 61 and has been there from the beginning. His passion and vision for a ministry that helps individuals with life controlling issues stems from his personal experience and struggles with addictions. Rob’s desire is to share the hope that he has found with others and in turn see them share in that hope.
Rob ran his own business in the engineering/boiler making industry for many years. He holds a Diploma of Community Services (alcohol and drug work), a Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training, a Diploma in Christian Counseling and completed two years of theological studies in 2007. Rob also holds a Diploma Mental Health Community services, in 2011 Rob completed his Graduate Certificate Counselling and Family Therapy and is a registered Graduate member P.A.C.F.A. and C.C.A.A. working to achieve Clinical membership 2016.
Rob’s role is to work with the Committee of Management of Foundation 61 on strategic directions, business planning and general oversight of the organisation as well as provide leadership and management of the day-to-day activities. He is involved in meeting with external bodies and in building partnerships within the local community. Rob also teaches in the Certificate IV training programs.
Cam Sawyer (Support Worker)
Cam has completed a diploma in Community Services (alcohol, drugs and mental health). He was previously a pastor for 10 years in Adelaide. Through Cameron’s experience as a pastor he has grown a passion to work alongside those struggling with alcohol and drug dependency issues. Cameron believes that recovery is possible for everyone and enjoys working with those on the journey of recovery. Cam loves to celebrate the successes of those overcoming addictions, and embraces supporting those who still struggle. Cams passion is to facilitate small group discussions which focus not only on changing behaviour, but growing in positive self- identity and self-awareness. Cam believes that all people have great potential, and loves to see people move in that direction.
Wendy Gibson (Women’s Program coordinator)
Wendy coordinates the women’s ministry at Foundation 61 and is involved in staff and participant training, counselling and group therapy. She has twenty years’ experience in this field and has a developed a creative program for women to enhance self-awareness and personal development, focused on overcoming life controlling issues including addiction, co-dependency, grief, depression, anxiety, relationships and parenting issues. She has previously worked as a Family Support Worker at Bethany, Program Director at Crossroads Lodge AOD residential program, and AOD welfare worker with the Salvation Army Withdrawal Unit.
Wendy’s qualifications include Diploma Community Services (Drug & Alcohol), Diploma Community Services (Management), Diploma Community Services (Mental Health), Grad Certificate in Counselling and Family Therapy (Christian), and Certificate IV Training and Assessment. She is currently studying a certificate in Art Therapy.
Caroline Lytzki (Administration)
Caroline has 20 years’ experience in office administration and practice management with a medical background. Her role at Foundation 61 is in Office Administration as well as overseeing our weekly Community Meal and Events.
Steve Walker (Support Worker)
Steve has worked with Foundation 61 for 9 years, he has personally known what it’s like to be caught up in addiction. Because of his own journey Steve is passionate about supporting others on their road to recovery. Steve holds a Cert 4 AOD, Diploma AOD / Community Services and a Diploma of Counselling.
In addition we have a large volunteer base of 30+ individuals and each brings something unique to our program.
Personal Trainers, Qualified Counsellors, Vocational Trainers, Tradesmen, Horticulturalists, Creative Arts, Masseuse, Teachers and Accountant just to name a few.