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Photo of young people from the Koori Youth Council

The YACVic staff team is responsible for running the day-to-day activities of YACVic. The YACVic staff team is listed below. We also share a bit about ourselves on the staff profiles page.

YACVic also auspices and supports a number of core and partner organisations. These include YACVic Rural, the Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS), the Koorie Youth Council (formerly VIYAC) and the Victorian Student Representative Council (VicSRC). A list of their staff members can also be found below.

Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic)

Chief Executive Officer
Georgie Ferrari | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
0411 484 428 (available 24 hours)

Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Parental leave)
Leo Fieldgrass  | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Acting)
Dermot Ryan  | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Office Manager
Liz Leahy
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Policy Manager
Jessie Mitchell | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rural Manager
Andrew Bell | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rural Development Coordinator – Great South Coast
Karen Walsh | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rural Development Coordinator – Southern Mallee
Jess Orr | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Participation and Development Coordinator
Sam Champion 
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Youth Mentoring Project Officer
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Communications and Design Manager
Catalina Sinclair | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Communications Officer
Jo Stanlake | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Finance Officer
Ian Johnson | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Administration Officer
Desney Millen | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS)

YDAS Manager
Leah van Poppel | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

YDAS Human Rights and Advocacy Officer
Fiona Downing | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

YDAS Policy and Research Officer
Ewen Rawet | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NDIS Information and Engagement Officer
Peggy Soo | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

YDAS Map Your Future Project Officer
Penny Stevenson | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NDIS Digital and Content Officer
Stacey Christie | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NDIS Readiness Coordinator
Mija Gwyn | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Koorie Youth Council (KYC)
formerly known as Victorian Indigenous Youth Advisory Council (VIYAC)

KYC Manager
Indi Clarke This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

KYC Deputy Manager
Nikayla Bamblett | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

KYC Senior Project Officer
Cienan Muir | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

KYC Policy and Research Officer
Anna Cerreto | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

KYC Participation and Development Officer
Jessica Bengtsson | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Youth Mentoring Project Officer
Lachlan EdwardsThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Victorian Student Representative Council (VicSRC)

VicSRC Executive Officer
Nina Laitala | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

VicSRC Communications Officer
Fiona Campbell | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

VicSRC Events Officer
Kat Daymond | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

VicSRC Project Officer
Mel Gaylard | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

VicSRC Student Administration Officer
Aisha Trambas | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

YACVic has a number of partner agencies. For more information click on the logos below.

  • ViCSRC-logo-small-for-web
  • KYC-logo small-for-web
  • Youth Workers' Association logo
  • YRIPP logo
  • HEYGrants logo 1