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Claire Birch - North
Impact Strategist

With wide ranging experience working in the nonprofit sector, Claire's focus is on youth, gender, and marginalised communities. Our resident southpaw she is an avid boxer and Muay Thai enthusiast.  

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Lisa Longman
CEO

Utilizing her experience in traditional commercial enterprises to create an effective and targeted for-purpose model. Elisabeth is focused on creating conversations, challenging mindsets and facilitating change.

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Shenali Perera 
Impact Strategist

Shenali is a passionate advocate for refugee rights.

A contributing author to the Write to Reconcile Anthology.  Written while completing her Thesis in Asian Studies. Shenali has a passionate interest in linguistics and hopes to contribute creatively to inter-ethnic and intercultural dialogue through her writing in the future. 

EXECUTIVE BOARD

Catherine Pazvakavambwa
TREASURER

Project and financial management experience in both the corporate and not-for-profit fields. With a strong focus on diversity and inclusivity. Helping small businesses thrive. 

Breanna Lane
MEMBER

Combining her expertise in brand positioning and market trends with experience in management and asset optimization. Breanna creates lasting relationships and networks through her integrity and focus on excellence.  

Maya Shah
VICE TREASURER

Using her degree in Economics and Finance with her experience in human rights, to build human centered sustainable projects. 

Simone Ryan
SECRETARY 

Using her experience as both a psychologist and a teacher, Simone designs and implements innovative youth programs  which  utilize a preventative, pro-active, approuch. 

Stephen Beckwith
MEMBER

Track record of successfully managing business transformations. Excellent social skills with the ability to build, maintain relationships and engender enthusiasm. Strategic mindset that can deliver business growth plans in a structured framework.
 

Neil Grey
MEMBER

Experienced insurance broker and risk management advisor.
Business leader with proven track record focussing on culture, people development and client advocacy.
Expertise in business planning, coaching, mentoring and networking. 

Annabeth Bateman
MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS

Combining her experience in media with her current role as Community Awareness Officer at Headspace. Annabeth is passionate about improving mental health in young people and collaboration. 

ADVISORY BOARD

Sunili Govinnage
LAWYER

 Sunili has worked and volunteered extensively in the social justice and international development sector, has consulted on UN and DFAT projects, and has helped establish legal aid clinics for asylum seekers in both Indonesia and Australia.

Her Thesis focused on gender theory and women's empowerment in Sri Lanka.  She continues to focus her feminist interests on the intersection of race and gender. 

Anna Mills
 PSYCHOLOGIST

Anna has worked as a Registered Psychologist for more than 12 years, in private practice, in the community with the Division of General Practice, in both male and female prison settings, and in non-government family services providing clinical supervision.

Anna is a registered Counselling Psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society. She is an accredited Gestalt therapist.

Anania Tagaro
YOUTH COORDINATOR & LEADERSHIP CONSULTANT

Anania has extensive experience in implementing and facilitating education and wellness projects within remote communities and internationally. She has worked with the UN, Red Cross, Save the Children and YACWA, her approach focuses on building relationships and understanding as the starting point of sustainable change.  

Shenali Perera
JOURNALIST & YOUTH EDUCATOR 

Shenali is a passionate advocate for refugee rights.

A contributing author to the Write to Reconcile Anthology.  Written while completing her Thesis in Asian Studies. Shenali has a passionate interest in linguistics and hopes to contribute creatively to inter-ethnic and intercultural dialogue through her writing in the future. 

Natalie Seigne
NUTRITIONIST

Along with having represented New Zealand in Competitive Sports at an International level, Natalie is a Qualified Nutritionist with over 12 years experience, running nutrition workshops with refugee mothers and children, teens on the street and homeless men and women, and corporate nutrition and cooking events, one-on-one consultations.

Natasha Martin
PSYCHOLOGIST

With a Bachelor of Science (Honours) double majoring in Psychology, and a Masters in Industrial and Organisational Psychology, Natasha has trained and developed individuals and organisations across Australia.

She specializes in validity and evaluation projects and culture surveys.. An avid motorcyclist and snowboarder, Natasha uses her professional expertise to assist start-ups and Not-for-profits.

Samantha Bowen
DIRECTOR

Using her Post Graduate Masters in Occupational Therapy Health Science and

Bachelor of Exercise & Sports Science Field Of Study Health, Samantha is an experienced board member who seeks to promote improved health outcomes. 

Emily Anger
LAWYER

Combining her experience running a multi-national yoga company with her studies in law.  Emily is focused on helping not-for-profits and small-businesses set up smart and safe foundations so they can contribute and compete in the market.

Dr Leesa Costello
Senior Lecturer

Bringing her past expertise in preventive Heath promotion as Chief Investigator with the Australian Research Council (ARC),National Heart Foundation, Breast Cancer Care WA and her  involvement in research with Jamie’s Ministry of Food. Leesa has over 40 publications in her field and is passionate about the Heath of our Nation and the economic and health empowerment of Australian women.