Ebony is Project Manager – MyExcellence Improvement Program with MyState Limited and has been with MyState for nearly 15 years in various roles. She is also a board member for Tasmanian Rugby Union helping to develop women’s and junior girl’s rugby in Tasmania, while also coaching Club and State Rugby teams. Her passion is creating opportunities for all in sport to improve mental and physical health and wellbeing.
Toni currently works for the Tasmanian Community Fund (TCF) and enjoys her role assisting organisations and individuals with the grant application process and the development of their projects. She has a strong not for profit background and has worked in the disability sector, with the Salvation Army and volunteers her time to local community groups and to fundraising activities.
Mithun is the Duty Manager at Woolworths. He has a Master of Pharmaceutical Science degree and received a Golden key award. He is also a recipient of Rotary Youth Leadership award, Lord Mayors Favourite award and was a semifinalist for Tasmanian Young Achiever of the year 2018 award for his involvement in the community. Mithun provides public speaker/MC for the community.
Cameron currently works for Save the Children in their integrated family support service division. The focus of his work is engaging with families in the communities of southern Tasmania and developing support structures in conjunction with these families to help them accomplish their goals and move towards brighter futures.
Jen is Colony 47’s Coordinator for the Parents and Kids Together program (PAKT). In this role Jen co-facilitates PAKT groups throughout Southern Tasmania and supports a small team. Jen has also been part of the Families and Schools Together (FAST) teams in Bridgewater and Gagebrook. Her work focuses on improving parent-child relationships by providing opportunities for families to have fun and be creative together.
Nicole is Uniting Care’s Northern Family Services Team Leader and through this role is part of the Northern Early Years Group. Nicole volunteers her time as Treasurer with the Northern Tasmanian Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association and as the School Banking Coordinator at her children’s school.
Sharon started her career in hairdressing and pursued salon management/ownership as well as teaching apprentices. Sharon has been working in the out-of-home care (OoHC) sector for the past six years where she has worked alongside vulnerable children through specialised therapeutic roles, as Residential Team Leader and in her current position as a Foster Carer Recruitment Coordinator.
Michelle is General Manager of the Tasmanian Youth Orchestra, after moving to Hobart in 2016. Having experienced the diverse benefits of music education first-hand, Michelle is passionate about ensuring all young Tasmanians are equally fortunate, and relishes such avenues to mentor and support the growth of tomorrow’s leaders.
Brad is employed by Choose Life Services and regularly provides training on suicide prevention awareness and mental health to tradespeople, church groups, government and community groups. Brad volunteers at his children’s school with the pre-kinder program and can be found supporting local community organisations to achieve their goals.
Josie is the Administrative Assistant at the Rosebery Community House. She is responsible for promoting and facilitating the local playgroup, school holiday program and community lunches. Josie works with vulnerable people to assist them with referrals to service providers, emergency relief and Centrelink.
Olivia combines her experience in education with her passion for social justice in her work with two local non-profits: Working It Out (LGBTI education and support); and A Fairer World, managing the Hobart Human Library. Olivia has previously volunteered on the TasPride committee, and continues to co-ordinate their annual Pride Parade.
Susan, who has a degree in social work, is the Secretary of Sudanese Community of Launceston. She is an active member of her community working to raise awareness and help culturally linguistically diverse communities in Tasmania. She is working as a support worker at two different organisations and is passionate about community development, community capacity building, children and youth.
Belinda is General Manager at Horizons Club and also volunteers many hours to the organisation. As a volunteer with Special Olympics she has been Assistant Coach and Head Athletics Coach for Tasmanian teams and an Assistant Head of Delegation for Tasmania. With Special Olympics she travelled to China with the Australian Team as Assistant Tennis Coach and Team Support for the World Special Olympics Games.
Erica is the Director Marketing and Fundraising for Cancer Council Tasmania. Erica has over 20 years’ experience in the not for profit sector including The Australian Ballet, Melbourne University, Australian Red Cross, the Heart Foundation and Volunteering Tasmania. She is passionate about making a difference to the Tasmanian community and volunteers as a board member for Early Support for Parents.
Jen is currently the Practice Leader for Multiple Sclerosis, managing a multidisciplinary team across Tasmania and Victoria. In her past roles, she has worked in mental health, alcohol and drug, advocacy and a strong past in working with children in varied roles. Jen’s passion is advocating for marginalised groups and social justice.
Jennifer is the manager of Marillac House, a Special Work of the St Vincent de Paul Society (Tasmania), located in Launceston. She has been in the role for almost 7 years, after a 14 year career at Cancer Council Tasmania, where she managed the Cancer Support Centre and associated services for the north of the state. Jennifer also volunteers with a variety of local community groups.
Oliver volunteers with the City Mission youth program and is the Worship Leader and a drummer at the Door of Hope Christian Church in Launceston. Oliver is the founder and organiser of the churches combine worship event that takes place once a year for all churches across Launceston and is a community leader within the African community in Launceston.
Alexandra has extensive experience in community based creative health projects as a registered music therapist, health manager and a renowned innovator in the role of music in wellbeing; specialising in dementia care. As a leisure and lifestyle consultant, Alexandra supports residential and community aged care providers to provide best practice in social care through creative arts and community engagement.
Kylie’s works within the community sector with her passion and skills being in community development and community engagement while working alongside children, youth, families and communities in their unique journeys. Kylie is a Board Member and Staff Liaison Officer at West Moonah Community House.
Crystal lives in Launceston and works for Relationships Australia within the Post Separation Services area. When not at work she is volunteering her time with the Riverside Olympic Football Club as Secretary of the Board and Committee Member on the Junior sub-committee.
Shandel is the program and enterprise coordinator at Burnie Community House and Hilltop Central social enterprises in North West Tasmania. Shandel is enjoying focusing on developing her passion for empowering others using the principles of Asset Based Community Development. Resourcing communities to build individual and community capacity.
Maryanne has been an employee of the St Vincent de Paul Society in Tasmania for the past twenty one years; having worked at both regional and State level and currently holds the position of Fundraising and Communications Manager. Maryanne enjoys working in this sector and co-ordinating fundraising and community events.
Amelia has worked in human services for over ten years, her career has included management roles in both aged care and disability sector. Currently employed with Life Without Barriers, Amelia works as the Liaison and Planning Coordinator, supporting participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Amelia is passionate about working with people to reach their full potential and have meaningful and fulfilling lives.
Scoutt comes to the role of community development worker at Migrant Resource Centre (Tasmania) with a strong history of grassroots and community organising. They are also a dedicated member of the Resource Work Cooperative, serving in a variety of roles to help the Hobart community reduce landfill.