MEET THE TEAM
Our team are second to none and experts in their fields and bring a diversity of backgrounds, professions and knowledge. they are united in their desire and passion to make a difference top the lives of young people, one person at a time.
Geraldine Moran is the CEO, founder and driving force behind Centre For Hope, “a space where kids know they are worth something and can follow their dreams”. She has created a series of programs to help empower disadvantaged young people to find their inner spark and tap into their potential, which she believes creates rewards and opportunities for their communities and the world.
Jordana Read has over 20 years experience in facilitating human and organisational change programs in the public and private sector. To Centre For Hope she brings her skills in transformational coaching and executive leadership training. She is central to the programs that Centre For Hope develops and delivers.
Chad has been involved with Centre for Hope since 2017 and Chairperson since February 2018. Chad is an owner at Lambourne Partners – an integrated accounting, wealth management and advisory firm for businesses and business owners. Being a father of twin girls, Chad recognises the importance of empowering young people and providing guidance and support to assist them reach their full potential. On the weekends, Chad plays soccer, cycles, sneaks in a run, a couple of coffee’s and likes golf.
Gai has been central to the operations at Centre For Hope for some time. She is a keen runner (we actually think she is a mad runner) and is always competing to beat her personal best! Gai is the brains and muscle behind Christmas Tree Hire, so not only does she bring joy to the children and volunteers at Centre For Hope all year round, at Christmas time she brings joy to much of the state of NSW!
Dr. Sandra Reeves has a PhD in social and political science from the University of Newcastle (2012) and a published author on her research in welfare and a chapter in ‘Not so Strange Bedfellows: The Nexus of Politics and Religion in the 21st Century’ by Cambridge University Press. As a researcher and grant writer for the Centre for Hope, she believes the organization has the ability to make an impact to those who are overlooked and undervalued in society.
Daniel is an experienced Senior Leader in Community Services. He has spent over 10 years in both public and private sectors supporting at-risk young people and families, men experiencing homelessness and people involved in the criminal justice system. Daniel is a skilled commercial writer and people manager, motivated by uniting teams and influencing organisational culture to create positive change. Daniel shares a wealth of knowledge in the areas of strategy, operational planning, service desig
Sharon has always been fascinated with learning and education. Having worked as a mathematics teacher and a teacher educator, she now teachers into the University of Newcastle’s Foundation Studies programs, and provides educational consultancy to schools, not-for-profits and other origanisations. Sharon’s driving interest is on the improvement of educational and life outcomes for students living with disadvantage. She feels right at home in being part of the Centre for Hope team and is excited t
Caitlan Johnston currently works in 2 primary schools not only that but she loves to work with Indigenous students to try and help them go down the right path and wants to give back to her community. Caitlan plays elite rugby league, and has had the opportunity to start of her juniors with Windale JRLC which is the local Rugby league club where the Centre For Hope is based.