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Our Board

Karina Chicote

Ordinary Board Director

Relentless (human rights advocate). Passionate (status quo pusher). Enthusiast (coffee!).

Karina is a strategic leader for Save the Children. She has a Master’s Degree in Human Rights and has designed and led multi-award-winning programs, and renowned strategic projects in WA. Karina has worked across the globe, from London to remote communities in the Kimberley and was a finalist for WA Youth Work Leader of the Year in 2015 and 2016. She is passionate about creating a better Australia for the most vulnerable children and young people in our communities.

Katie Liew

Ordinary Board Director (Co-Opted)

Fun-size. Passionate.

Katie is your not so typical tweed jacket-wearing accountant. One of her greatest beliefs is to never underestimate the power of one and is passionate about leaving positive footprints in people’s lives and making a difference in the world.. even if it’s as tiny as she is!

Georgie Carey

Ordinary Board Director, under 25

Passionate. Determined. Fun.

Georgie is a social impact enthusiast, determined to make lasting positive social change in the community. Her primary areas of passion are social entrepreneurship and youth empowerment. As a UWA Fogarty Scholar, she is currently undertaking her Honours in Marketing, looking to research the social enterprise space in WA. Georgie has a background in Youth Advisory Councils in WA, as well as being the 2016 WA National Youth Week Ambassador. When she’s not studying, you can find Georgie on the volleyball courts or strumming her ukulele.

Katherine Browne

Ordinary Board Director

Curious. Passionate. Advocate.

Katherine is passionate about creating a better Western Australia for children and young people. With a background working in child protection and out-of-home care, her most recent and current roles have been working in policy and advocacy for children and young people's rights - working to create positive changes across our communities for children and young people. Katherine also loves scuba diving, our oceans, making music and a good ol' crafternoon!

Vik Jeyakumar

Ordinary Board Director

Solutions focussed. Innovative. Connector of people.

Vik currently heads up Anglicare WA’s Metropolitan Services. Vik’s a Perth boy whose passion for developing sustainable and innovative service solutions has seen him work across Senior Leadership positions and Boards in the WA government and not-for-profit sector for over several decades. His most recent CEO and Executive roles include managing diverse portfolios in Child Protection, Youth Homelessness, Housing, Alternative Education, Women’s Refuges, Youth Services, Adult Justice, Counselling and in Mental Health and Disability across WA. Vik’s hobbies include soul music, food enjoyed with family and supporting his beloved Perth Wildcats basketball team.

Brooke Draper

Ordinary Board Director

Regional Leader Western Australia Mission Australia

Ross Wortham

CEO and Ordinary Board Director, ex officio

Positive. ​Purposeful. Passionate.

Ross is a believer in the power for new ideas, in challenging status quo and in​ bringing intelligent people together to solve problems. ​He is well known in the youth sector for being a strong advocate, fighting for human rights, equality and social justice for all young people. You'll not see Ross around the city much on the weekends as he's a bit of a tree-huger and likes to commune with nature every chance he gets.

Daniel Roy

Ordinary Board Director

Diversity. Equity. Sustainability

Jack of all trades, master of none. Daniel is a country boy now living in the big city working within the youth sector of local governments. He spent many years working with young people in Aboriginal Communities in the Northern Territory before venturing to Perth; and supporting young people within residential care, schools, and recreational support services to achieve their full potential. He is now within the Youth Services department, where he is very passionate and dedicated to combating youth issues, empowering youth led initiatives, and supporting the well being and future of young people.

Parul Goplani

Ordinary Board Director, under 25

Skye Groenveld

Ordinary Board Director

Enthusiastic. Organised. Accountable.

After four and a half years of youth work, it was time to try something new. Skye is currently a Local Area Coordinator at Mission Australia, assisting people with disabilities to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), primarily supporting young people aged 7 - 16. Skye finds joy helping others reach their potential, in any way shape or form.

Sharon Gough

Ordinary Board Director

Energetic. Innovative. Committed.

Sharon has an enthusiasm for change, advocacy and improving the way things work. Her work has focused heavily on program development, service design and advocacy in response to the needs of vulnerable young people. Sharon’s more recent work as the Program Manager at Indigo Junction relates to supporting young people and families experiencing homelessness. Sharon is a 2016 Churchill Fellow and was the recipient of YACWA’s Significant Contribution to Youth Work award in 2018. Sharon loves playing the guitar, folk music and the forest.

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