OUR PEOPLE

Homeward Bound was dreamt by one person, brought to life with the creativity and efforts of a few, and established with the support of many more. It continues to grow and develop exponentially thanks to the combined efforts of many people now, around the globe.

We thank the hundreds of participants who have completed the program to date, whose feedback and ideas have influenced the program in significant ways, improving the experience for each cohort that follows them. They are integral to Homeward Bound. You can meet these wonderful women by clicking through to each of the cohort pages: HB1, HB2, HB3, HB4 and the current cohort of HB5.

All HB alumna join the Convergence upon graduation. This group has a steering committee led by alumnae from across all cohorts. You can learn more about this Committee and connect with alumnae by visiting the Convergence Steering Committee page here.

But here we would like you to meet the people behind the delivery of the Homeward Bound initiative. With the exception of the small program management team (three part-time staff), everyone on this page volunteers their time, skills, knowledge and care to help fulfill Homeward Bound’s purpose: leading for the greater good; managing the planet as home.

Come and meet them!

HOMEWARD BOUND BOARD AND BUSINESS HUB

Fabian Dattner
CEO & Co-founder 
Board Director
Business Hub Executive Member

Jodi Schmidt

Jodi Schmidt 
Board Chair

Michelle Crouch
Company Secretary & Treasurer, Homeward Bound Board
Business Hub Executive Member

Marshall Cowley
Business Hub Executive Member

 

Gretchen Gagel 
Board Director
Chair of the Fundraising Subcommittee of the HB Board

Assoc Prof Mary-Anne Lea
Co-founder
Board Director

Business Hub Executive Member
Chair of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Subcommittee of the Board

Marion Macleod

Marion Macleod 
Board Director

Dr Justine D. Shaw

Dr Justine D. Shaw
Co-founder 
Board Director
Business Hub Executive Member
Chair of the R & P Subcommittee of the Board

Xuehau Zhang

Dr Xuehua Zhang 
Board Director
Chair of the Sustainability Subcommittee of the HB Board

PROGRAM MANAGEMENT TEAM

Narelle Sullivan
Operations Manager

Rachel Hayden
Program Administrator

 

Jing Huang

Jing Huang
Program Coordinator

PROGRAM FACULTY

Founding Faculty & Stream Leaders

Fabian Dattner
Founding Faculty Member & Leadership Facilitator

Marshall Cowley
Program Architect & Leadership Facilitator

 

Christie Little
Leadership Stream Leader

Assoc Prof Mary-Anne Lea
Science Stream Leader & Facilitator

Dr Justine D. Shaw

Dr Justine D. Shaw
Science Stream Leader & Facilitator

Julia May
Visibility Stream Leader & Facilitator

Sarah Anderson
Visibility Stream Leader & Facilitator

Dr Sophie Adams
Wellbeing Steam Leader &
Independent Mental Health Clinician

Kit Jackson
Strategy Stream Leader & Facilitator

Dr Deborah O’Connell
Lead Facilitator Stream Leader &
Leadership Facilitator

LEAD FACILITATORS

Fern Wickson
Onboard Facilitator HB4

Kate MacMaster
Facilitator HB5 &
Reflective Practice Coordinator HB2 – HB5

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Graciela Sczwarcberg 
Onboard Leadership Facilitator HB4

Lorraine McCarthy 
Onboard Leadership Facilitator HB4

Pollyanna Lenkic
Onboard Leadership Facilitator HB3

SCIENCE TEAM

Sharon Robinson
Onboard Facilitator HB3

Dr Katherine Duncan
Onboard Facilitator HB3

Cassandra Brooks
Onboard Facilitator HB4

STRATEGY TEAM

Nekeisha Reid
Onboard Facilitator HB5

VISIBILITY TEAM

Merryn McKinnon
Onboard Sci-Comms Facilitator HB2

Fern Hames 
Onboard Sci-Comms Facilitator HB3

Kylie Lewis
Onboard Visibility Facilitator HB3

Dr Jen Martin
Onboard Sci-Comms Facilitator HB4

Dr Tara Shine
Sci-Comms Facilitator HB5

WELLBEING TEAM

Kerryn Velleman 
Onboard Psychologist & Leadership Facilitator HB2

Dr Annabel Wyburn
HB5 Onboard Psychiatrist 

Megan Oaten 
Wellbeing Team Co-Leader HB3

Anita Goh 
Wellbeing Team Member HB4

Assoc. Prof. Sandra Radovini 
Onboard Independent Mental Health Clinician HB4

ELDERS

Christiana Figueres 
Strategic Climate Change Policy Expert
Elder Onboard HB3 & Science Facilitator

Musimbi Kanyoro
Human Rights Activist
Onboard Elder HB4 & Leadership Facilitator

Robin Chase
Transportation Entrepreneur
Onboard Elder HB5

ONBOARD COMMUNICATIONS & LOGISTICS

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