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.
Roland is an experienced facilitator and creative producer. His passion and career are in working with young people, especially around rites of passage programs that support young people’s transition from adolescence to adulthood. He’s been facilitating and working with groups of young people for over ten years. In his previous life he worked as a producer on arts festivals, feature films and community development projects.
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.
Nick is an experienced leadership coach, adventure business owner and IT professional. His current focus and passion is working with clients to assist them to get the most out of life and be the best version of themselves. He has spent the last ten years leading people on overseas adventures. Over the years, he has taken part in a number of youth mentoring programs which he found to be very rewarding. Previously he has worked in the corporate world as an IT professional.
Ellen is an experienced Social Worker and Community Practitioner dedicated to contributing to social change through local, community owned initiatives that get to the heart of what it means to be human and to belong in community. She currently works as a Social Worker in local government and has previous professional experience working with disadvantaged families and communities in not-for-profit non-government and government organisations. Ellen is passionate about our young people and has a firm belief that young people can thrive if supported with the right environment and opportunities to belong and contribute in a meaningful way.