Who Is Project Youth?

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WE’RE NORMAL PEOPLE WHO WANT TO HELP. WE LISTEN AND NEVER JUDGE, NO MATTER WHAT YOUR SITUATION.

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People You Will See



Karen Wright

Karen 

Karen has been working with young people for 10 years. She enjoys going out dancing especially to 80’s music.

Chloe Oriel

Chloe 

Chloe has been working with young people for 22 years. She loves tennis, food and Madonna!

Stef Jandl

Stef 

Stef has been working with young people for 10 years. She has over 20 pairs of Converse shoes and struggles to sit still for long periods of time!

Tiana Russell

Tiana 

Tiana has been working with young people for 4 years. She is Aussie born, Nesian. She is a keen jelly bean for old school hip hop and RnB, loves a joke and enjoys a good laugh.

Dave McCarthy

Dave 

Dave has been working with young people for 15 years. He is totally obsessed with Madonna!

Sophie Harvey

Sophie 

Sophie has been working with young people for 12 years. She loves making sculptures in her spare time.

Pat Thoms

Pat 

Pat has been working with young people for 14 years. He loves music by The Roots, enjoys a sleep in and is sick for a high five.

Karla Donaldson

Karla 

Karla has been working with young people for 6 years. She loves leopard vans and rap music. She hates that she still loses at pool at drop in after 6 years of practising!

Whitney Bassler

Whitney 

Whitney has been working with young people for 4 years. She enjoys the simple things life has to offer, like the guilty pleasure of online shopping as well as spending time with friends, enjoying a good chicken burger and chips, and of course, binge watching TV shows online.

Annelie Van Zanten

Annelie

Annelie has been working with young people for 3 years. She loves spending time with her cat Silly and enjoys swimming in the ocean.

Maria Bergin

Maria 

Maria has been working with young people for 8 years. She loves a sick pair of shoes (36 pairs so far) along with advising people that there is a leprechaun at each set of traffic light in Ireland.

Jen McDonald

Jen 

Jennifer has been working with young people for 11 years. She loves the buzz of the cafe when it’s busy and making great coffee!

Daniel Hooper

Daniel 

Daniel has been working with young people for 4 years. His most recent hobby is attempting to produce music at home. ‘Rubbish’ is usually the answer he gives when people ask what genre the music is.

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Nikki 

Nikki has worked providing safe housing to young people for 10 years and is excited about her new role in the EIPP role at Project Youth. There's only 2 things in the world she cant live without...coffee and cheese!

 

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louis 

Louis is our Henry’s worker and resident Cronulla Sharks fanatic. He started off volunteering in our mentoring program before working at Penny’s and now Henry’s. He is always keen for some cheeky banter and loves music and street art. If you see him around say hi!'

 

Behind the Scenes



Kellie Checkley

Kellie Checkley
Executive Officer

Kellie has nearly 20 years experience working in the youth sector. She joined Project Youth in 2007. Kellie holds a Bachelor of Social Science (Juvenile Justice), a Diploma of Management and a Certificate IV Trainer and Assessor. Although she doesn’t do much direct work with young people her passion for young people sees her advocating and making public noise to make sure young people get a fair go.

Kevin Crowe

KEVIN CROWE
Operations Manager

Kevin has nearly 30 years experience working in the youth sector. Kevin joined Project Youth in 2013. This experience has given Kevin a great insight into young people and the broader community and a good understanding of the not for profit sector.

Louise Farroway

LOUISE FARRoWAY
Housing Manager

Louise has been working for Project Youth for 8 years. Louise holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Diversional Therapy), Diploma of Community Services and an Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management and has 15 years sector experience.

Elaine Roberts

ELAINE ROBERTS
Early Engagement Manager

Elaine has worked in the youth sector for over 15 years. She has a degree in Sociology and gender studies and a Masters degree in Criminal Justice Policy and Practice. She moved from the UK 5 years ago and joined Project Youth 5 years ago. Currently managing Project Youth’s Early Intervention programs Elaine’s focus recently has been on establishing Project Youth’s first Social Enterprise, Cafe Y. She is passionate about working with young people and creating opportunities for young people to determine their own future.

Gillian McGregor

GILLIAN MCGREGOR
Admin & Finance Manager

Gillian has 21 years of experience working in the Not for Profit sector, 13 of these with Project Youth. She holds a Masters of Arts (Hons) and a post graduate Master of Science in Business Administration and Information Technology.