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, purpose and values. The professionalism, drive and shared values of our teams, some of whom are featured below, provide safe, welcoming, youth-focussed services to young people and young families.
Donna Bennett commenced her working life in youth homelessness while completing her Bachelor of Social Work, working in a young women’s refuge and a residential centre for young people in care in regional Victoria. This was the beginning of her passion and drive for a fairer system and service delivery response to young people and their children impacted by not having a safe home in which to thrive.
Amy Tran is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) with 20 years’ experience working in the Banking, Insurance and IT sector. Amy has a Bachelor’s degree of Economics (Banking and Finance) and a Master of Professional Accounting.
Katie Hooper has worked in child and family services for over 25 years. She has worked with Government and Not for Profit organisations, in direct practice roles and executive leadership roles. Katie has worked with children, young people and families through Child Protection, Youth Justice, Education and support services. Katie joined the Hope Street team in June 2022 as the Business Development and Partnerships Manager and is excited to engage with the community to support the strategic priorities of Hope Street Youth and Family Services.
Sue Scott commenced at Hope Street in March 2020 and has over 20 years' experience in the homelessness sector.
Roschelle Naidoo is a certified leadership and people-management specialist who joined Hope Street as our People and Culture Manager in November 2021. Prior to taking up this position, Roschelle held executive leadership and management roles in not-for-profit, banking, retail, healthcare, and the funeral services sector.