FAMILIAS’ business is conducted by an Executive, comprising two elected representatives from each region, the Chair of the Bishops' Committee for Marriage and Family Life, the national Marriage and Family Life Office Advisers and any co-opted members as agreed by the Executive. The Executive is also supported by a part-time Administrator.

Joanne White

FAMILIAS Administrator
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Biographical Info

Joanne is married and mother to two grown up daughters. She has been employed by the Archdiocese of Cardiff on a part-time paid basis, since July 2008, first as the Parenting Support Worker; a role that has since developed into the role of Family Life Worker (FLW) and which includes responsibilities as the diocesan Marriage & Family Life Co-ordinator.  Joanne has been a member of the FAMILIAS  Executive in the past, including performing the role of  Treasurer for three years.  Joanne took on the role of FAMILIAS Administrator in November 2018.

Categories: Familias Steering Group
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Role of the FAMILIAS Executive:

  • To formulate policy of the Association for approval by a simple majority of full members
  • To propose fees for membership and associate membership; draft a budget for the approval of members and make payments on behalf of the Association
  • To propose alterations to the constitution, for submission to members for agreement by a two-thirds majority
  • Set up and manage resource databases
  • Organise national meetings of Marriage & Family Life Coordinators
  • Consider and seek opinions from all members, through their regional steering group representatives, regarding action on proposals made by members
  • Set up and maintain records of members and associate members
  • Be a contact point for the media and represent the Association externally