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 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.
Ulrike Read commenced at Hope Street in the role of Financial Manager in January 2019. Ulrike comes to Hope Street with more than 20 years' executive management, finance and operations experience working with large corporate and small not-for-profit organisations.
Frank Scifo commences at Hope Street in the role of Business Development and Partnerships Manager in January 2021. Frank has accumulated more than 10 years of experience in senior leadership roles that have included sales, marketing, and business development responsibilities. Frank’s experience extends across multiple sectors including business events, learning and development, and hospitality.
Jen McAughtrie commenced at Hope Street in the role of Operations Manager in May 2019. Jen has over eleven years of senior leadership experience in the care sector focusing specifically on Criminal Justice and Family, Children and Adult Services. She most recently worked with Carers Victoria as a Senior Manager of Client Services and prior to this she was the Operations Manager at Partners for Inclusion and Aberlour.
Riette Veldsman joined Hope Street in August 2018 and has worked in Human Resources in the disability services sector for over seven years.