Stella has spent almost 20 years in the welfare, community services and government sectors, earning a reputation for inspiring teams to deliver holistic and innovative approaches that engender systemic change. Stella is on the Boards of the Victorian Council of Social Services (VCOSS) and Centre for Social Impact Studies, and sits on the National Customer Councils for the Australian Communications and Media Authority, Origin Energy National Customer Consultative Council, the Australian Bankers’ Association Industry Strategy Working Group, and the Uniting Church Social Policy Network. Stella’s previous appointments include the Ministerial Advisory Group Addressing Violence Against Woman and Children and the Victorian Government’s Community Sector reform Council. She is also a Graduate of Leadership Victoria (2011).
Jo is a social worker and clinical family therapist who has spent more than 30 years in the welfare, community services and international aid sector specialising in service delivery, training, policy and management. Jo oversees Kildonan’s programs such as Families@Home, Diversity, Families First and the Men’s Behaviour Change programs. She has presented and published extensively and in 2009 gained a Winston Churchill Fellowship to research best practice responses to adolescent family violence across the US and Canada. Jo has a Masters in Management & Public Policy and recently completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors course.
Joanna oversees Kildonan’s Energy and Financial Inclusion programs, including Kildonan’s Australian-first initiative with utility and banking partners known as CareRing. She also manages Kildonan’s New Arrival Support Services, a team based in regional Victoria, supporting culturally diverse community members. Joanna joined Kildonan in 1997 after a career in Criminal Justice. She has a Masters of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Social Work and a Bachelor of Criminal Justice Administration.
Marcia oversees Kildonan’s dynamic EP&D team – known for its corporate consulting and training work which helps businesses interact more successfully with vulnerable customers. It is also responsible for Kildonan’s social enterprises including PepperTree Place and Horses for Hope. A former journalist with communications, development, event and place management experience, Marcia is skilled in business and strategic planning, business development, major events and corporate publications. She has degrees in Journalism and Australian history and post-graduate qualifications in marketing, business management and company directorship.
Brett is a CPA with experience in financial and management accounting, treasury operations and accounting support activities. He spent 20 years in major roles in the wool industry and has been with Kildonan for 8 years. Brett oversees Kildonan’s business operations including finance, payroll and IT. Brett has a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and a Graduate Diploma in Management Systems.