Dr. Lucia Boxelaar
Director of Community Programs
Lucia Boxelaar leads the Brotherhood’s portfolio of community programs which comprises Children’s Programs; Youth Services; Work, Economic Security and Social Inclusion; and Strategic Partnerships. She joined the Brotherhood in November 2018.
Before taking up her role, Lucia was with World Vision for 11 years where, in numerous positions, she led teams that managed, researched and developed programs for World Vision Australia. She also led two global strategic initiatives for World Vision International to promote evidence capture, utilisation and communication.
From 2004 to 2007, Lucia was a research fellow at the Rural Innovation Research Group with the University of Melbourne, where she investigated how rural capacity building programs can improve the resilience of rural Victorian communities that are facing critical issues such as drought and climate change. Lucia started her career with the Country Fire Authority, coordinating the organisation’s community-based risk communication program across Victoria.
Lucia has a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in anthropology from Monash University and a PhD in anthropology from the University of Melbourne.