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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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Serap Ozdemir, Acting Service Development Manager

Serap Ozdemir
Acting Service Development Manager

Serap Ozdemir has a passion for social justice, supporting and advocating for marginalised individuals and communities for many years in the not for profit and private sector. Having worked in a diverse range of roles in the community services sector she has a track record of building and developing programs to deliver services for disadvantaged communities in metropolitan and regional areas.

In her role at Hope Street, Serap is able to utilise her entrepreneurial capability, business development, along with service delivery, community and partnership development, research and management of innovative services.

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Acting Operations Manager

Emma Baxter
Acting 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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