Meet the Team


Keiran Kevans

Kieran Kevan

(c) 2017 Tom Psomotragos Photography

Keiran has worked at Glebe Youth Service for almost 10 years. He is passionate about creating opportunities for disadvantaged young people and supporting them to reach their potential. Keiran strongly believes in the role and benefit of small community based organisations in supporting and improving the lives of young people and the wider community. He has previously worked for FACS in out-of-home care, as an intensive support foster carer and in a range of youth and community organisations. Keiran is on the Board of Youth Action, the peak body for youth and is a committed advocate for improved recognition of young people in government policy. He loves to travel, is a tragic AFL fan and a failed mountain bike enthusiast. 0410 606 940

Program Manager

Michael Coleman

MC - Photo to accompany bio on GYS websiteMy career objective is to find my niche in the youth services sector, where I can do my small part to address the inequalities that exist within our society. While I have only been at GYS for 6 months, I very much hope that niche is in Glebe, as I am very excited by this opportunity to work for a small secular youth service that is so well connected to the local community it serves. I believe the most effective solutions to community problems come from the bottom up and that small community based services are best positioned to drive those solutions. I have a strong commitment to social justice as evidenced by my work in the youth services sector in Sydney over the last 15 years and my decade long involvement in the Palestinian solidarity movement. Prior to my employment at GYS I have been employed as a residential carer, life skills educator, case worker and community development worker. 0424 183 396

Senior Youth and Family Early Intervention Worker

Amy O’Neill


(c) 2017 Tom  Psomotragos Photography

Amy is our full-time Senior Youth and Family Early Intervention Worker. She is responsible for program development and delivery as well as case management work. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Social Work from Sydney University and a Diploma in Community Work from TAFE NSW Sydney Institute. Amy went to a school in Glebe and had held a small hope of one day working at Glebe Youth Services. She was awarded NSW Youth Worker of The Year 2016, as well as being nominated for the Betty Makin Youth Worker of the year Award for 2014 and 2015 and Youth Action Youth Worker of the Year Award for 2015. She sits on a variety of Government and Local Community partnership committees. 0410 606 253


Christina Yeomans


Christina is our part-time administrator and has been working at Glebe Youth Service for over 9 years. Christina loves working in this area and believes she can contribute to her passion for helping people through her work at GYS. Christina has been living in Australia for 25 years and has a strong desire to help those in our community of Glebe. (02) 9552 2873

Part Time / Casual Youth Workers

Jeff Hockey

jeff hockeyJeff Hockey is a long term Youth Worker with more than forty years experience in children’s and youth work.
He is the Father of six children and Grand Father of nine.
Jeff brings a wealth of experience with him having worked in Engineering and as the CEO of a large youth organisation. He also works mid week in the Children’s Courts and in local High Schools in Youth Worker/Support roles.

Matt Paterson

mattMatt has worked with youth and young people in various roles for more than 10 years, and has been working as a youth worker with GYS since 2012. Matt has a passion to see young people make positive choices, take responsibility for their actions and contribute to the wider community.

Katie Lay

katie layKatie is an enthusiastic youth worker at Glebe Youth Service, currently facilitating the Homework Club at Balmain Secondary School. She is presently studying social work at Western Sydney University. Katie is also passionate about her Christian faith, and hopes in the future to combine her love for young people and her faith when she graduates. Katie leads at her local church youth group, teaches trumpet to school kids, and never stops singing.

Habil Mawardi

HabilMawardiHabil is a local young person who grew up in Glebe and attended Balmain High School and SSC Blackwattle bay campus. He has completed a Certificate 4 in Youth Work and is currently doing a diploma Community Services at Ultimo TAFE. Habil is a young leader working to break barriers and improve the lives of young men in the wider Sydney community. After completing a student work placement at GYS he subsequently gained employment as a part-time youth worker. Habil is passionate about being able to assist young people in positive choices and to reach their full potential.

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