Welcome to the Youth Housing Project

Management Committee

Melanie Searle

Melanie Searle

Melanie Searle graduated with a Bachelor of Laws Degree (with Honours) and a Masters Degree with Distinction (specialising in commercial litigation) from QUT University in Australia. She was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1998 and subsequently to the High Court of Australia. Melanie was also admitted as

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Peter Button

Peter has worked within a range of State and regional policy research and development, as well as strategic, corporate and urban/rural planning and development assessment functions for the past two decades. He is a dynamic, lateral thinker, practically minded, and works collaboratively at both the managerial level and within a

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Isabel Stankiewicz

Isabel Stankiewicz

Isabel graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and more recently a Master of Development Practice (majoring in community development) from the University of Queensland. She has held leadership roles with Red Cross working in community programs focussing on place-based responses to homelessness.  Utilising asset-based community development, her passion lies

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Ross Mancuso

Ross Mancuso

Ross Mancuso has had a varied working career. He has had experience in, and from, working with people in need, and providing case management when employed by the Department of Housing, as well as staff management and managing a portfolio whilst with the department.  He has worked for a church-based

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