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Our Board of Directors, management and staff are committed to the delivery of responsive and comprehensive services to young people and our communities in accordance with our organisation's vision, mission and principles.

Executive Leadership

Donna Bennett CEO

Donna Bennett
Chief Executive Officer

Donna Bennett has in excess of 25 years experience managing and delivering transitional, outreach and crisis accommodation services to young people including families and she has made a significant contribution in the Homelessness Sector via capacity building, community development and systems development.

Donna has established leadership and strategic development skills and has been CEO of Hope Street since 2000.

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Michelle Montague, Financial Manager

Michelle Montague
Financial Manager

Michelle Montague provides expert support and guidance with the implementation of robust financial management systems, policies, procedures and practices at Hope Street.

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Fiona Rigney, Executive Administration Officer

Fiona Rigney
Executive Administration Officer

Fiona Rigney (BA, BSW) is a Ngarrindjeri woman from the Ngarrindjeri nation who grew up in Adelaide, South Australia.  Professionally, Fiona has worked in a range of employment settings including in the areas of Research, Teaching, Organisational Policy and Procedure, Project Management, Administrative and Direct Social Work Practice.  Fiona has been with Hope Street for the past 8 years.  As the Executive Administration Officer, Fiona works directly with Hope Street’s CEO and is involved in a range of activities, including writing organisational policies and procedures, event management, project management and administration.

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Bruce Tucker, Service Development Manager

Bruce Tucker
Service Development Manager

Bruce Tucker joined Hope Street in June 2016 with over 25 years of experience working at various community based organisations that worked in the homelessness, out-of-home care and youth justice sectors. Bruce developed a passion for seeing something done to address the issues of youth homelessness after the release of the Burdekin Report — 'Our Homeless Children' in 1989.

Bruce has worked in coordinating a regional collective of youth housing workers and agencies, managing a young men’s emergency shelter, and has also been a state representative on a national youth homelessness peak body.

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Bruce Tucker, Interim Operations Manager

Bruce Tucker
Interim Operations Manager

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Client Programs

Christine Fagan, Youth Residential Coordinator
Christine Fagan (BA. BSW., Master Human Services and Counselling) has been working in the community sector for 20 years in various roles as community development worker, youth counsellor, team leader, group worker. She has also worked in the family violence sector, community health, disability and youth sector.

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Jeremie Mbog Nyetam, Program Coordinator
Jeremie Mbog Nyetam commenced working at Hope Street in 2012 in the BOOST Program.  He is now the Program Coordinator of the Hope Street In Melton and Hope Street In Whittlesea programs where he manages the programs, case managers, the weekend staff, as well as casuals employed across both sites.

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