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.
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.
Trystan is a passionate commercial Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in financial services and aviation industries with a specialisation in technology and operations. He provides company performance reporting, analysis, financial budgeting and strategic insights to help management with cost efficiencies and to execute the company strategy.
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..
Joining the Board in 1998, Mark is Wombat’s longest serving Board Member. A local resident and respected architect, with projects focused heavily on environmental sustainability. Mark specialises with ‘earth sheltered buildings’, which is the most ecologically sustainable approach to domestic and small-scale architecture. Mark brings a unique perspective to the ever-changing housing landscape.
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.
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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.