Meet the Board
Mark Cleaver
Mark Cleaver
Director

Mark Cleaver has rejoined the Younity Board after a stay in the USA in 2023. Mark brings a long and strong relationship with Younity and was Chairperson supporting the organisation during the significant changes made over the past few years. Mark has also been responsible for referring many wonderful students to Younity over the years and brings many years of experience in this field to the committee.

Ashleigh Stephens
Ashleigh Stephens
Chairperson

Ashleigh Stephens (Ash) has worked in the community sector for over 10+ years building communities through community development, strategy, engagement, empowerment and stakeholder management. She is currently working for the Department of Education (Early Years) as a Partnership Facilitator to support children <0-5 to have a great start. Ash truly believes our biggest opportunity for change starts in the first 1000 days of a child’s life. ‘If we work together as one team and include the voice of children and families in the work we do- we can provide the best possible start to children’s lives and ensure families have the opportunity to be the best parent they wish to be.’

Kim Milsom
Kim Milsom
Director

Kim has been working in the field of Social Service for the past 10 years, and prior to this, 15 years in the Child Care sector. Kim’s areas of employment have ranged from Children’s Senior Liaison Officer throughout Australia and New Zealand and Domestic and Family Violence Counsellor within women’s shelters throughout Queensland. Currently, Kim is a Case Coordinator at Gateway Housing in Murarrie and assists families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and living in crisis. Kim’s qualifications are a Diploma of Children’s Services, a Bachelor of Social Science and by mid-2022 will have completed her Master of Social Work. Kim is currently undertaking work within a Youth Alcohol and Other Drugs facility at The Mater.

Emily Moir
Emily Moir
Director

Emily Moir is a lecturer in Criminology and Justice at The University of the Sunshine Coast. Emily is an environmental criminologist and crime analyst who is interested in how certain environments enable opportunities for crime. She is passionate about understanding what works in crime prevention. She has applied this work across a range of crime types including burglary and property crime, elder abuse, workplace exploitation, and parole and probation reoffending. Emily has consulted with a variety of state and local agencies on projects related to community safety, crime trends, and project evaluation.

James Weait
James Weait
Director

James Weait has worked in the employment services sector for almost 20 years in Australia and the UK, leading generalist, disability, skills and youth welfare contracts. James formed his company, Populi Solutions, in 2019 and has led client engagement programmes, project management consultation, performance uplift projects and executive coaching for employment service providers and other purpose-led organisations. Currently James serves as an Advisor to the Board for industry leading recruitment specialists Parkhouse Bell. Bachelor’s Degree and Diploma of Leadership qualified, James is also an accredited DISC facilitator and a passionate advocate for the role that employment plays in reducing anxiety, building resilience and the prosperity of local communities.

Steven Page
Steven Page
Director

Steven Page, currently the General Manager for FOGS and ARTIE Academy, boasts a decade of experience in education, nonprofit senior management, program leadership, and community engagement. His passion lies in advocating for vulnerable children and First Nations students. Steven excels in forging partnerships with various stakeholders, including government bodies, non-profits, corporations, and communities, driving positive change and meaningful impact. Steven firmly believes in leading strategically, stimulating innovation, and driving change in complex environments.

Meet the Younity Team
Lauren Hughes
Lauren Hughes
Youth Services Case Manager
Youth Services
Jennie Drever
Jennie Drever
CEO
Leadership Team
Angela Pecora
Angela Pecora
Case Manager
Youth Services
Giulia Bruni
Giulia Bruni
Progression Coach
Local Pathways to Work
Tammy Fritz
Tammy Fritz
Progression Coach
Local Pathways to Work
Cynthia Hunt
Cynthia Hunt
Pasifika Programs Worker
The GROW Program
Anna Rogan
Anna Rogan
Communications Manager
Leadership Team
Cam Clarke
Cam Clarke
Dad’s Playgroup Worker
The GROW Program
Janine Botfield
Janine Botfield
CEO
Leadership Team
Phil Dennis
Phil Dennis
PUSH! Enterprise Manager
PUSH!
Julie Logan
Julie Logan
Enterprise Manager
Bean Seen Kitchen
Malcolm Godber
Malcolm Godber
Accounts Manager
Operations
Toni Banfield
Toni Banfield
Principal
The Younity School
Emma Robertson
Emma Robertson
Traineeship Supervisor
Local Pathways to Work
Shelly Ryan
Shelly Ryan
Wellness & Case Manager
Youth Services
Bruce Challenor
Bruce Challenor
Construction Traineeship Supervisor
Local Pathways to Work
Victoria Fitzgibbon
Victoria Fitzgibbon
Team Leader
The GROW Program
Nadine Rowles
Nadine Rowles
Indigenous Worker
The GROW Program
Rukudzo Chapeyama
Rukudzo Chapeyama
Youth Development Worker
Youth Services
Erin Kemp-Upton
Erin Kemp-Upton
Traineeship Supervisor
Local Pathways to Work
Travis Coyne
Travis Coyne
Engagement Manager
PUSH! Enterprise
Hayden Green
Hayden Green
Team Leader
Youth Services
Elissa Taylor
Elissa Taylor
Triage & Community Engagement Officer
Youth Services
Brianna Ryland
Brianna Ryland
Progression Coach
Local Pathways to Work