Advocacy Development and Networks Officer (Community Organiser), Cancer Council NSW
Carolyn ‘shows the love’ to the Cancer Council’s volunteer community advocates. She has a background in social work and training. She previously worked as the training coordinator with the Public Interest Advocacy Centre. A recent career highlight was the successful campaign to get NSW government to abolish co-payments on chemotherapy drugs, a $76 million commitment.
Manager of Community Organising & Outreach, WWF Australia
In 2015 Reece was chair of the Sydney Organising Committee for the People’s Climate March – the largest and most diverse of its kind ever held in Sydney. Reece first began campaigning on climate change during the years he spent working in community development in the Kingdom of Tonga. Since joining WWF in 2012, he has focused on new strategies to engage, support and organise non-traditional allies on climate change, including the Faith community, Health sector, Pacific Islander community, Farming community and Firefighting community. He is passionate about exploring the ways behavioural economics, digital mobilising and relational organising can work together to broaden and strengthen participation in democracy.
Advocacy Advisor and Campaign Coach
Anita is an independent advocacy advisor and campaign coach, and one of Australia’s most respected public health campaigners. Until recently, she spent 12 years at Cancer Council NSW as Manager, Policy & Advocacy and Director of Health Strategies. She has played a leading role in securing federal and state government support around tobacco control, cancer screening, and support for cancer survivors. Previously she worked with the Community Services Commission of NSW. Anita has a Bachelor of Arts, and a Masters in Administrative Law and Policy, both from the University of Sydney. She was awarded a Fellowship for the Stanford University Executive Program for Non-profit leaders, and completed the Harvard Kennedy School program on Leading Organizing and Action.
Director, Change Agency
James has worked with small and large civil society organisations including Greenpeace, Amnesty International and the Wilderness Society on campaigns to protect forests, promote clean air and uphold human rights. He has also been a researcher, research manager and lecturer at several Australian universities, publishing widely on popular education and social movements, participatory democracy and environmental politics. He has spoken at national and international conferences. James' passions come together in his work as director of the Change Agency, a not-for-profit which provides education, training, facilitation and action research support for social change groups in Australia and the Pacific. James has facilitated campaign planning, decision-making and evaluation workshops and meetings with hundreds of social movement organisations in the Australia-Pacific region, working with groups of up 1000. He lives in Newcastle in the Awabakal nation.
Deputy Director, Australian Progress
Rebecca leads Australian Progress’ learning and community initiatives. She was previously Global Director of Learning and Development at Change.org, where she led on campaign innovation and learning for teams across 20 countries, and Chief of Staff at GetUp. Rebecca also spent seven years in senior roles with the independent Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore, broken by a stints with Obama for America in South Carolina and Ohio in 2008.
Co-director, Community Organising Fellowship, The Change Agency
Fee Mozeley co-directs the Change Agency's Community Organising Fellowship program. Fee is a community organiser and environmental advocate who believes that social change requires understanding what motivates, inspires and empowers communities. She is an experienced facilitator, trainer and educator. Fee was initiated into grassroots organising by leading a community alliance during a protracted three-year campaign to protect urban fig trees in inner city Newcastle. She coordinates the Change Agency’s Community Organising Fellowship and is a lead facilitator for the program. Fee has worked as a community organiser with the Hunter Community Environment Centre in Newcastle NSW, coordinating an alliance of more than twenty community and environmental groups to prevent the approval of a fourth coal terminal. Fee is committed to strengthening community networks to resist the coal and gas boom, safeguarding a healthy future for her three awesome children.
Executive Director, OrganiseUs
Tabatha combines her creative and strategic communication skills with the unique goal of bringing world class digital training to people looking to change the world for good. OrganiseUs has a clear goal — to build a community of practice for digital organising. Communication, campaign, digital, data and design specialists, they craft creative solutions and share skills, offering in-depth training programs across digital strategy, tools, data management, design and organising. Tabatha has over 18 years' experience developing engagement, media and communication strategies for progressive non-profits, and over seven years as a daily news and feature journalist. What motivates her? She once lived 30 metres up a Karri tree and has never lost sight of the view.