Clarissa currently works with humanitarian entrants at the Migrant Resource Centre in Southern Tasmania, and is the president of United Nations Association Australia –Tasmania Division. The focus of her work as an occupational therapist is to ensure that people can participate fully and fairly in their daily activities and community.
Amy is currently the Hobart Regional Manager for Conservation Volunteers (CV) and has been with the organisation for five years in various roles. Working for CV has allowed Amy to connect with the Tasmanian community and contribute positively towards both the people and the land through the development and implementation of community conservation programs.
Dudley is a Youth & Community Worker for Rural Health Tasmania. Having grown up in Circular Head, Dudley has returned to the region in his adult life to raise a family and give back to his community. Dudley and his wife worked in remote Western Australia for 3 years with arts and social change company BighART, with whom they are still involved. Dudley hopes now to apply his experience and passion locally.
Meahd has worked in many and varied roles, including teaching English overseas, Supervisor for ABS Census and Acting Co-ordinator at Okines Community House, but currently the Garden Co-ordinator at Dunalley Neighbourhood House, Project Officer at Okines, gardener and Ghost Tour Guide. She is also a passionate and active member of local organisations including the Dunalley Primary School Association and Bream Creek Farmer’s Market Committee and Show Society.
Scott is the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery’s Manager of house museums (Narryna, Markree and the Private Secretary’s Cottage), TMAG’s off-site collections at the Australasian Golf Museum, Bothwell and West Coast Heritage Centre at Zeehan and TMAG’s relationship with the Tasmanian small museums sector. Scott has been in the role almost five years after a 22-year career with the Historic Houses Trust of NSW.
Gideon began his career as an actor, working in theatre, radio and television. A vocal advocate for the rights of the terminally ill, he worked as Communications Coordinator at Dying with Dignity NSW and was Secretary of the Voluntary Euthanasia Party’s NSW branch. Gideon is a board member of the Glenorchy Community Fund and has served on the ABC Advisory Council. He currently works for the Heart Foundation.
David is a career public servant with a track record of voluntary community service. He is currently a TFS firefighter and a founding member of the Hobart Hackerspace men’s shed. In the past, he has been involved with Army Reserve, Tasmanian rider training, and a variety of committee roles with clubs and community groups.
Megan recently completed studies in Social Entrepreneurship and Social Economics. She currently works at Stompin Youth Dance Company. She is also a member of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition and involved with Launceston City Councils Youth Advisory Board.
Jo currently works as a business manager in her family business; and with a PhD in marine ecology she previously worked as an environmental scientist. In the community sector she is a Director at Launceston City Mission and Studentworks; and is involved in a volunteer capacity at Freelife church.
Rachael’s background in arts, heritage and culture was the catalyst for her passion for supporting individuals share their stories. Starting her career at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, she left the state in 2006 to work in Alice Springs and then NSW. Rachael currently manages the Goodwood Community Centre, one of 33 Neighbourhood Houses which operate to support disadvantaged communities across Tasmania.
Kate currently works with the Langford Support Services Team. Her career has included various roles and experiences within the disability and mental health support sector in Tasmania. Kate is an active volunteer member of the Tasmania Fire Service, involved as a firefighter with the Campania Fire Brigade and the development of Junior Fire Brigades.
Shelley has been a Ranger with the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service for more than 10 years. She is currently based on King Island where she has a close involvement with the local community. Outside of her PWS role she is active within the community and volunteers with several community groups and sporting clubs.
Shane currently works for St Vincent de Paul Society as Burnie Regional Manager. His role has many facets to it with Shane being involved in the retail sector managing St Vincent de Paul Society shops in the Burnie, West Coast and Smithton areas also managing a housing complex for people with disabilities.
Jackie is the Policy and Research Officer at the Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council. In this role, Jackie advocates and works for the interests of, and people in, community organisations that provide services for people with alcohol and other drug issues. In 2006, Jackie gained a Doctorate at the University of Tasmania that examined harm reduction policy in relation to illicit drugs in Australia from 1980 to 2000.
Wendy currently works with St Vincent de Paul Society (Tasmania) Inc as Operations Manager. Over the past 8 years Wendy has relished the opportunities provided to grow and develop her role in the Society. Wendy is an active volunteer with the Society’s soup van, Vinnies Van. Outside of work Wendy is actively involved with Junior Football in the greater Launceston area.
Anna is Colony 47’s Area Manager for the mental health program Partners in Recovery. Anna also works casually for a young women’s shelter and undertakes bereavement support with Lifeline. Previous to this position Anna has worked in mental health outreach programs, youth homeless accommodation services and with Community Corrections as a Probation Officer.
Leanne is currently the Education, Development and Surf Sports Manager at Surf Life Saving Tasmania and has previously worked for Surf Life Saving in the UK. Leanne is a member of Carlton Park SLSC, and voluntarily patrols as a Lifesaver throughout the year for 'between the flags' services, in the Emergency Response Support Operations Team and community events.
Trish currently works as manager of the St Helens Neighbourhood House (StHNHH). In the past Trish has worked in the not for profit sector providing rural primary health services and also local government both in Tasmania and Ireland in various community development roles. In addition to her work at (StHNHH) Trish also volunteers her time and skills on numerous local community group fundraising activities.
Tegan lives in Hobart and works at the Youth Network of Tasmania as a Policy and Project Officer. In this role, Tegan supports young people to contribute to policy development and decision making. Tegan has always had a strong interest in empowering people to contribute to their community and leads by example through her volunteer roles with the Rotaract Club of Sandy Bay and local council youth advisory group.
Dorothy holds the position of Generation Minister at Door Of Hope Christian Church in Launceston. She has a Master in Education and her career with the Department of Education in Tasmania spanned twenty years. She is an experienced early childhood teacher, educational leader , University lecturer and now Minister.
Khadga is an advocate for migrant issues and has worked the Migrant Resource Centre, Red Cross, CatholicCare and various Local Government organisations to secure a better future for migrants and refugees. Khadga has been the Public Officer and President on the Bhutanese Community Association of Tasmania. He is a participant in the YoungMILE mentee program.
Jann Williams has worked in the Education and Care Sector for over 25 year. Jann commenced employment as Centre Manager Pedder Patter Child Care Centre in 2017, prior to this position she worked for Lady Gowrie Tasmania for eight years as an Education and Care Consultant, supporting services to meet the National Quality Standards. Jann is an active member of the Rotary Club of Tamar Sunrise where she holds the position of President Elect.