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Management Committee


Emily Whitehouse

Emily stimg_5526arted her career as a teacher in London and then moved into the Not-For-Profit sector where she worked on a variety of educational programs that linked schools and colleges with the London business community. The programs focused on raising the achievements and aspirations of young people, developing their motivation and skills for the world of work and increasing their ability to choose and achieve positive career, life and learning goals. In 2011 she completed a Master’s degree in Voluntary Sector Management, with a specialism in International NGO management. In 2012 she joined the PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) program at Macquarie University. PACE provides opportunities for students to apply classroom learning in practice and develop valuable career skills while working with, and making a contribution to, partner organisations. Her role involves Strategy development and implementation, risk management and overseeing quality assurance for business processes and operational support systems.


Michael Carroll


Victoria Matthews

2016-04-01 17.03.38Victoria spent 25 years working in corporate executive administration, until her passion for social justice and community wellbeing led to a change some years ago to community mental health services, including current role as facilitator with NSW peak body Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC), delivering professional development courses in mental health recovery oriented practice for community service workers across NSW. Victoria has lived in the

inner west area for over 20 years, the last 5 years being in the Glebe area itself. Since relocating to the Glebe estate she has taken a keen interest in the local community, assisting with Glebe Area Tenants Group as well as weekly voluntary work caterin

g for Glebe Youth Service After Dark program, which continues along side the current management committee role as secretary. Victoria also develops and creates unique designs of contemporary embroidery by commission and for fun.

Committee Members

Julian Laurens

Julian Laurens 2Julian has extensive experience in management, administration and social justice projects and policy. He is keenly interested in access to education and justice for young people, and developing strategies that assist young people to participate in and contribute to the development of the social and cultural lives of the community. Julian has a particular interest in the experiences and rights of young people with disability. Most recently Julian has worked at the UNSW Faculty of Law conducting research on legal education as well as a tutor for first year and Indigenous law students, and interned with the Australian Human Rights Commission. Julian has a BA and LLB (Hons) from UNSW. In 2007 Julian completed the practical training for his Certificate IV in Youth Work (Distinction) at Glebe Youth Service. He is a mad collector and lover of Soul, Jazz, Funk and Reggae music.

Patrick Cunningham B.A (HONS), Dip Ed, dip Law

2016-11-15-19-41-33Patrick has over twenty five years experience with sporting administration and has worked in university finance for over fifteen years. He currently works as a solicitor for Blake Lawyers in the city. Patrick is President of Sydney University Sport & Fitness, as well as President and Coach at Sydney University Boxing Club

 Mitra Gusheh

Mitra Gusheh’s practice builds on over 15 years of experience across the social sector and the design profession. Having studied psychology and design (visual communication), Mitra brings together principles underpinning both fields to respond to complex social challenges. She has worked for a range of local and international not-for-profit organisations, where she has been responsible for the strategic design and development of large-scale social change programs and their implementation. This includes the establishment of Oxfam Australia’s national youth program, the design and implementation of an advocacy program on child rights in Sri Lanka, and the design and implementation of an ICT project in partnership with UNESCO based in Nepal. Mitra is currently working as part of the Social Justice portfolio at UTS and is responsible for developing the University’s Social Impact Framework.

Lindsay Ash

Ex-officio Representatives

Justine Saltmarsh (Mirvac  Representative)