The management and staff of Hope Street have a strong history of delivering professional and responsive services to clients and the community.
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.
Olivia Myeza joined the Hope Street team in the role of Business Development and Partnerships Manager in October 2018. Having grown up in Melbourne and completed a Bachelor of Marketing and Communications at Melbourne University, Olivia started her career off in the corporate public relations sector.
Lyn Seeley has extensive experience in youth and mental health specialist services in the homelessness and mental health sectors. Lyn has also been in senior management positions with her most recent position as Area Manager for Mind Australia.
Riette Veldsman joined Hope Street in the role of People and Culture Advisor in August 2018. Riette has worked in Human Resources in the disability services sector for over seven years.