For the past 30 years Phoenix House has provided early intervention and support services to the most challenged young people living in Northern Sydney and delivered life-changing outcomes.
We provide a fully integrated, wrap around service model that places young people at the heart of what we do by building trusting relationships with them over time.
Family breakdown, family violence, isolation, mental health and addiction issues do not discriminate and cut across the whole community – the Northern Sydney area is no different.
The significant number of young people who need support remains a hidden concern, with the shortage of suitable services in the area a key issue. One in eight young people in the Northern Sydney area aged between 15 to 19 years is not in education or employment.
We provide support programs to more than 300 young people each year to help them realise their dreams and aspirations, unlock their potential, achieve their goals and transform their lives.
We work with young people and their families to improve family relationships. Positive family support has a significant impact on a young person’s success in life. Phoenix House provides a safe place that “holds” the individual in a contained and caring way allowing for their natural growth and development. Our role is to be there for them, to listen, be reliable, consistent and genuine, honest and open. We challenge their lack of self-belief and support them to develop a strength-based view of themselves and build a positive outlook for their future.
Phoenix House Board
- Brian E PereiraChairmanread moreBrian E Pereira ChairmanBrian is passionate about the treatment and welfare of children and young people in Australia. He is a successful technology and software applications entrepreneur, a busy father of four foster children and avid martial artist who teaches and competes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Brian holds a BA in Accounting and Political Science, an MBA in Technology and an AMP from Harvard Business School. An active member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, he specialises in governance for not-for-profit organisations. Brian was formerly Chair and Non-Executive Director of Heartkids Australia, where he helped grow the fledgling national organisation to a recognised name in championing the needs of children born with congenital heart disease.
- Tim FlahvinBoard Memberread moreTim Flahvin Board MemberTim is a partner with a national law firm. He is also a qualified accountant. His particular area of expertise is corporate law and governance. Tim and his firm also provides pro-bono legal services to numerous non-profit organisations including the Homeless Persons Legal Service and The Wayside Chapel.
- Edmund D’CruzExecutive Directorread moreEdmund D’Cruz Executive DirectorEdmund is a passionate learning and education practitioner, having worked in corporate and education sectors for over 20 years in local, regional and global roles. He is has recently been responsible for the Capability Building Program, with the NSW Department of Education, focussing on evidence based practices. Edmund holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a MBA in IT, a Masters in Tertiary Education Management and a Regional Manager's Leadership qualification with INSEAD. With a family of two teenage boys he is keen to ensure that all young people have the opportunity to a good education and a fulfilling career.
- Sarah CrawfordTreasurerread moreSarah Crawford TreasurerSarah is a Chartered Management Accountant; (ACMA), with extensive finance and business experience across several industries; most recently Financial Services, Telecommunications & Youth Not for Profit, with specialization in transformation programs, performance reporting and leadership. Sarah was previously a board member and treasurer of Stretch A Family, an adolescent fostering and community placement agency and residential care provider for 12 - 18 year old homeless adolescents.
- Robert HossaryBoard Memberread moreRobert Hossary Board MemberRobert is a senior business leader who uses his wealth of business experience to advise his clients on business strategy, process and leadership. Robert has been involved in international business for the past two decades. For the past seven years, Robert was the General Manager for a prominent international chamber of commerce and helped advise many Australian and US companies about their international expansion requirements. Prior to that, Robert was Regional Vice President for the Americas for a technology manufacturer and in 2008 was named in VSR Magazine’s 1st Annual Review & Outlook as a business leader in the USA’s Mobility Industry. He has also worked in Asia with responsibility for Asia Pacific and the Middle East. With a background in Technology, Transport, Fashion and Healthcare, Robert has a very diverse background and experience and contacts, which he brings to the Phoenix House Board.
- Beau MagloireBoard Memberread moreBeau Magloire Board MemberBeau’s background in international education has taken him across North America and South-East and North-East Asia; the latter of which saw him hosting an international art tour. His engagement in the creative industries includes directing music videos and fashion shoots around Australia; and his Festival Direction of ‘Secret Cinema’ (in partnership with the Sydney Underground Film Festival) earned him an award at the 2016 Australia Council for the Arts Marketing Summit, at which he was a keynote speaker. Beau holds a Bachelor’s in media and marketing, two certificates from AICD (including the Company Directors Course) and a Master of International Relations (including an international law minor, and a first-class dissertation on money laundering in the art industry). Beau belives in the transformative power of education and that it isn't an investment for a single person -it's an investment for a family, for a community.
- Julie CliftonBoard Memberread moreJulie Clifton Board MemberWith over 30 years public sector experience in a range of senior executive roles, Julie has held a number of senior management roles across multiple Commonwealth government agencies all with underlying people and communication requirements. She is highly recognised for her strategic thinking and organisational reform skills with over 20 years demonstrated experience in the field. She has a proven record of achievement for contributing to the overall success of an organisation through effective management. As a senior leader, Julie is committed to shaping organisations to improve service delivery outcomes and the customer experience. A skilled communicator, Julie builds high performing teams and empowers organisational growth through strong people engagement. Julie is married to Grant and proclaims her greatest achievement to be her three sons. She is a grandmother to 11 amazing individuals and will become a first time great grandmother later in 2019.
- Brian DaltonBoard Memberread moreBrian Dalton Board MemberBrian has more than 30 years demonstrated experience in business development, marketing and communications in the For Profit sector holding Australian and AsiaPacific regional senior executive roles with organisations such as American Express, Goodman Fielder and Nestle. In 2010 Brian transitioned full time into the Not for Profit sector where he has fostered social inclusion through fundraising with organisations such as Mission Australia, The Salvation Army and Cancer Council Australia supporting sustainability that enabled them to respond to the growing demand for their evidence-based programs/services. Brian is an active skilled volunteer Non-Executive Director on the Board of Youthsafe and Leep, a member of the Sydney LHD Human Research Ethics Review Committee (RPA Hospital Zone) and the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Partnership Advisory Council. Brian is a professional member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Fundraising Institute of Australia. Brian is passionate about driving social change through empowering and building capacity in young people and communities.
- Fiona BennettRisk Advisorread moreFiona Bennett Risk AdvisorFiona has more than 20 years of banking and broking experience with the Commonwealth Bank in Australia. Currently a Senior Risk Executive responsible for oversight and advice on risk management across Local Business Banking, Corporate Financial Services, Regional and Agribusiness, CommSec and Commonwealth Private. She works closely with each segment to provide best practice customer service and insightful risk leadership to ensure superior risk management outcomes. Fiona is a mother of 3 grown up children and was a long term volunteer with St. Vincent de Paul Night Patrol feeding the homeless in the city of Sydney for over ten years, their ethos of offering “a hand up” resonating strongly.
Phoenix House Youth Services Annual Report | Year Ending 30th June 2018
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