Tara is an independent management consultant focused on designing and delivering system-level change and transformation across public, private and NFP sectors. Formerly a senior official in the New Zealand government, Tara remains committed to driving innovation and improvement in social sector service delivery.
Kim has extensive experience in fundraising and marketing, having been engaged in the sector for over 20 years. She has worked across a wide variety of sectors with a focus on social justice. Kim has a track record of fostering innovation and growth. She is currently National Fundraising and Manager at Ardoch, a non-profit supporting children and youth in disadvantaged communities.
Jo is passionate about the for-purpose sector & loves working alongside teams to define strategies to achieve organisation’s missions. Her Chartered Accountant qualification, years of broad financial and operational experience within ASX100 corporates & the for-purpose sector has influenced her ability to advise orgs on creating a balance ensuring delivery of services & financial sustainability.
Brianna is a policy, strategy and communications manager and is currently leading the Social Policy team at the Office for Women (Vic Gov). She has more than 10 years’ experience developing strategies for domestic and international for-purpose organisations including: International Women’s Development Agency, Foundation for Young Australians and Anglicare Victoria.
Sam Sowerwine has 15+ years' experience in legal and community sectors. As Victoria Legal Aid's Program Manager for Economic and Social Rights, she leads on housing, NDIS, and social security. Sam is a skilled and dynamic leader in governance, strategic advocacy, human-centred design, and fundraising. Sam previously managed Justice Connect Homeless Law.
Zoey is an experienced Finance Leader with over 15 years’ experience working in the not-for-profit space, particularly in healthcare and research. She has provided key financial insights for strategic decision making and has served StreetSmart Australia’s as a Board Treasurer. She believes in diversity, inclusion and is an advocate for equitable opportunity in housing, healthcare and education.
With her background of 24 years in community housing and 15 years as a residential youth worker, Joy brings an experienced perspective to the board. Now largely retired, Joy is still employed for approximately 3 months a year on compliance reporting for a community housing organisation. In a past life, Joy spent 12 years as a Board Member at Wombat, many of them as Treasurer.
Ilana is a social work leader who has over 15 years of professional experience spanning homelessness, family violence and health services. Ilana is skilled in social policy, project management, partnerships and collaboration, change management with a passion for social justice advocacy. Ilana now works for Family Safety Victoria..