President and Youth Worker
Ahri Tallon is a youth worker, community organiser and community development worker based in Murwillumbah, NSW; Moorang-Moobar of the Bundjalung language group. After working in systems advocacy and campaigning organisations for most of his life his interest has transitioned towards community work where he seeks opportunities to work with young men to support healthy masculinity, mental health, positive identities and community participation. His long-term goal is to find ways to weave together youth work, rites of passage, economic development and regenerative farming through a local place based community development approach.
Glenys was raised in Queensland by a mother who struggled with life-long mental health issues. While this start in life didn’t prevent Glenys from securing a good education and career, it did serve to spark her desire to help provide a level playing field for young people no matter their start in life. Glenys has volunteered and worked in the not-for-profit sector for over 35 years, starting in sport coaching and management before moving to youth services governance and management.
Richard has held senior management positions at Queensland Treasury, Hong Kong Bank and REST Industry Super. He currently serves as a Director of North Coast Community Housing Assoc, Suicide Prevention Pathways Inc and Tweed Art Gallery Foundation.