Zig Zag Young Women’s Resource Centre Inc is an association incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act (QLD) 1981. The association is governed by a management committee made up of interested and committed community members who generously donate their time and expertise to oversee good governance and management practices of Zig Zag services.
Executive Members 2019-20
Amy holds a Masters of Social Work Studies and a Bachelor of Business Management. Amy is a Senior Social Worker with Queensland Health and supports people with newly acquired disability. She has previously worked in the homeless and domestic violence sectors in Brisbane. Amy has strong feminist and social justice values and is committed to amplifying the voices of young women and challenging systems that entrench inequality.
Lulu is a social worker with over 15 years experience working in the domestic violence and homeless sectors. Lulu is currently the Principal Social Worker at Women’s Legal Service Qld, where she supervises a small team of social workers and provides holistic services to women experiencing domestic violence and engaging in the legal system. Prior to this role, Lulu worked in homelessness, as an Outreach Case Manager at Anglican Women’s Hostel, Brisbane and a Resettlement Worker for the Access Point (Department fo Housing) in Edinburgh Scotland.
Suzanne Agnew’s background is in Banking and Finance, primarily in commercial and business finance roles. Suzanne holds a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting, from Griffith University. Suzanne has worked in finance roles in the not for profit sector in Brisbane since 2009. Currently, Suzanne holds the role of finance officer at a community legal and social welfare service with a focus on young people aged 10 to 18 years, in the greater Brisbane Region. Suzanne is an Affiliate Member of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers and a Justice of the Peace (Qual), Queensland. Suzanne recognizes the important contribution that local social welfare agencies make to our community. Suzanne’s intention in joining Zig Zag’s Management Committee is to support the organisation to provide a place of healing, support and social action for young women long into the future.
Kelly has a Bachelor of Social Science (Social Welfare) and has been working in the community sector for over seven years, in youth and mental health services. She is a life-long feminist with an interest in building a safer, more supportive society. Young women face some of the highest risks and vulnerabilities in our society, making services like Zig Zag absolutely essential, and Kelly is keen to support its work.
General Members 2018-19
Greta Sims has an Associate Degree in Arts and will be graduating with a Bachelor of Social Work in June 2019, with a mental health minor. Greta has worked within the Community (disability and mental health) for three years, and has followed on to work in domestic and sexual violence crisis response following her first university placement in February 2017. She believes in equal opportunity and supports advocacy for vulnerable groups. Greta feels that it is an honour to be a part of such an organisation as Zig Zag which offers young women a voice.
Kaitlin De Souza
Kaitlin is a solicitor with the Women’s Legal Service. She practices in Family Law and Domestic and Family Violence. Through her work with Women’s Legal Service, Kaitlin provides advice and representation to women in Queensland in relation to family law matters including arrangements for children, separation and divorce, property settlements, child support and child protection. Prior to her work with Women’s Legal Service, Kaitlin has worked in private practice and also volunteered with the Refugee and Immigration Legal Service. Kaitlin is passionate about empowering women through helping them to access, engage in and understand the legal system. As a proud advocate for vulnerable women, Kaitlin is excited to be contributing to Zig Zag through her role as part of the Management Committee and looks forward to supporting the wonderful work of the organisation.
Jen holds a Master of Social Work (Qualifying) and a Bachelor of Social Science Human Services. Jen is a Senior Social Worker with Queensland Health as well as an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker operating her own private practice. Most recently, she has established a social enterprise stream of private practice that offers non-clinical, flexible, innovative mental health support to vulnerable women experiencing homelessness and recovering from domestic and family violence. Jen has worked with young people, young women, Indigenous communities, women experiencing homelessness, and both adults and adolescents experiencing mental ill-health and going through the criminal justice system. With a background in community, NGOs and government, Jen brings skills in program development and management, grants and funding initiatives, leadership, community development, direct client case management and therapeutic work. Jen is a passionate Feminist in all areas of her life and a strong advocate for social change.
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