Jessica Small

Senior Consultant

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Jessica is an accomplished project manager with over 16 years’ experience in the applied research, quality assurance and program administration environments.

Jessica is the Project Manager for the Program for Students with Disabilities, which AHA administers on behalf of the Victorian Government. This role makes the most of her outstanding stakeholder engagement skills, her ability to foster positive and productive relationships, and her skill in negotiating with non-government service providers, Department staff and service users.

In addition to this role, Jessica also established and managed a project team of around 60 people in Melbourne and Sydney as part of a project for the NDIS. The team spoke to NDIS participants face-to-face and over the phone to gather information to help them to transition to the NDIS.

An integral part of the AHA team for more than a decade, Jessica has worked across projects in the mental healthdisability, education, aged and community care sectors, and many of AHA’s evaluation consultancies have benefitted from her expertise in project coordination and support. She has also coordinated quality review and audit programs of community service organisations across Australia.

Prior to joining AHA, Jessica worked as a team leader in the CATI centre of a large market and social research company, while also studying at the University of Melbourne where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons). Her intelligence and hard work continue to underpin everything she does.

Jessica is an accomplished project manager with outstanding stakeholder engagement skills.