Youngcare National Ambassador
Journalist and Presenter on Channel Nine’s breakfast show Today Extra. Sylvia has previously been a news presenter on Nine’s breakfast show Today, a reporter and presenter on Nine News and a reporter on A Current Affair.
Michael Atkinson is a sports reporter at Nine News Queensland. Before joining the Nine News team, Michael worked in professional rugby as a Team Manager with the Queensland Reds.
Lisa Cox is a multi-awarded writer, presenter and consultant based in Australia. She is also the author of two books, an advocate and ambassador. Lisa is on a mission to muse, educate and challenge. Her work has been published nationally and internally for publications like Huff Post and The Sydney Morning Herald.
Josh Hazelwood a renowned Melbourne artist celebrated for his intricate and expansive sculptures joins Youngcare as an Ambassador. Our collaboration began with the thrilling #TheBigDrive fundraiser —a cause Josh passionately championed.
They bring to the organisation a strong mix of skills and experience ranging from property and construction to finance, media and marketing. The Board is responsible for setting Youngcare’s strategy and ensuring that we are on track to meet our goals. They make sure that every dollar we receive is put to the best possible use in our mission to fight for freedom of choice for young people with high care needs and their loved ones.
The Board oversees corporate governance, ensuring that we act in a socially responsible way, manage risk and comply with all the relevant rules and regulations. Outside of the boardroom, members play an active role in supporting Youngcare by representing us at fundraising events and functions, meeting MPs and government officials and promoting the Youngcare cause.
Board Chairman – McLean Advisory
Board Director – Noosa Mayor, Founder and Director of Dear Molly
Board Director – GOA Billboards, Joint Managing Director
Nic De Luca
Board Director – De Luca Corporation, Managing Director
Board Secretary – Youngcare Finance Manager & Company Secretary
Board Director – KPMG Australia, Partner
Youngcare’s team are passionate, positive, innovative, transparent and just a tad cheeky! Bringing a vast array of strengths, skills and experience, together we are making real headway in affecting positive change for young people with high care needs and their loved ones.
Youngcare Leadership Team
Greg Johnson, Chief Executive Officer
Shane Jamieson, Youngcare Connect Manager
Tim Lambert, General Manager Development
Jenny Barends, Finance Manager & Company Secretary
Karen Descovich, Head of Fundraising & Community Engagement
Carolina Gadsby, Head of Marketing & Communications