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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 past cohort pages: HB1, HB2, HB3, HB4, HB5 and the current cohorts of HB6 and HB7.

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 Commitee page.

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 (two full-time, and two 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

Jodi Schmidt

Jodi Schmidt 
Board Chair

Dr Justine D. Shaw

Dr Justine D. Shaw
Co-founder 
Board Director & Deputy Chair
Chair of the R & P Subcommittee of the Board

Fabian Dattner
Visionary Founder 
Board Director

Prof Mary-Anne Lea
Co-founder
Board Director

Chair of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Subcommittee of the Board

Marion Macleod

Marion Macleod 
Board Director

Xuehau Zhang

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

Andy Welsh - Homeward Bound Projects Board

Andy Welsh
Board Director
Audit and Risk Committee

Olivia Giudice - Homeward Bound Projects

Olivia Giudice
Board Director

PROGRAM MANAGEMENT TEAM – HB HQ

Carolyn Patamisi

Carolyn Patamisi
Interim Operations Manager

Silvia Saad - HBHQ

Silvia Saad
Admin Manager

Diane Nazaroff
Communications Manager

PROGRAM FACULTY

Founding Faculty & Stream Leaders

Fabian Dattner
Founding Faculty Member & Leadership Facilitator

Marshall Cowley
Program Architect & Leadership Facilitator

Christie Little
Leadership Stream Co-leader & Facilitator HB5 & HB6

Dr Rowan Brookes 
Leadership Stream Co-leader & Facilitator HB5 & HB6

Kit Jackson

Kit Jackson
Strategy Stream Leader & Facilitator

Sarah Anderson
Visibility Stream Leader & Facilitator

Julia May
Visibility Stream Leader & Facilitator

Dr Justine D. Shaw

Dr Justine D. Shaw
Science Stream Leader & Facilitator

Prof Mary-Anne Lea
Science Stream Leader & Facilitator

Dr Deborah O’Connell
Host Facilitator Stream Leader & HB6 Host Facilitator

Dr Sophie Adams
Wellbeing Stream Leader

HOST FACILITATORS

Fern Wickson
Onboard Facilitator HB4

Kate MacMaster
Host Facilitator HB5 & Reflective Practice Coordinator HB2 – HB5

Asmaa Guedira
Lead Facilitator & Program Curator HB7 

Bianca Anderson
Lead Facilitator & Program Curator HB7 

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Pollyanna Lenkic
Onboard Leadership Facilitator HB3

Lorraine McCarthy 
Onboard Leadership Facilitator HB4

Graciela Sczwarcberg 
Onboard Leadership Facilitator HB4

Attiyya Malik 
Leadership Facilitator HB5 & HB6

Hafdís Hanna Aegisdottir
Leadership Facilitator HB5 & HB6

Cassandra Kane
Leadership Facilitator HB5 & HB6

Jo Porter
Leadership Facilitator HB7

Christine Seddon
Leadership Facilitator HB7

SCIENCE TEAM

Sharon Robinson
Science Facilitator

Aaniyah Omardien

Aaniyah Martin-Omardien
Science Facilitator HB7

Dr Katherine Duncan
Onboard Science Facilitator HB3 & HB5

Cassandra Brooks
Onboard Science Facilitator HB4 & Science Facilitator HB6

Vanessa Wong
Science Facilitator HB6, HB7

STRATEGY TEAM

Nekeisha Reid
Onboard Facilitator HB5

Kym Hamer

Kym Hamer
Strategy Facilitator HB5, HB6, HB7

VISIBILITY TEAM

Merryn McKinnon
Onboard Sci-Comms Facilitator HB2

Fern Hames 
Onboard Sci-Comms Facilitator HB3 & Visibility Facilitator HB6

Kylie Lewis
Onboard Visibility Facilitator HB3

Dr Jen Martin
Onboard Sci-Comms Facilitator HB4 & Visibility Facilitator HB6

Dr Tara Shine
Sci-Comms Facilitator HB5

Jessamyn Fairfield
Visibility Facilitator HB7

Priscilla Wehi
Visibility Facilitator HB7

Evguenia Alechine
Visibility Facilitator HB7

WELLBEING TEAM

Kerryn Velleman 
Onboard Psychologist & Leadership Facilitator HB2

Megan Oaten 
Wellbeing Team Co-Leader HB3

Anita Goh 
Wellbeing Team Member HB4

Sandra Radovini
On-board independent Mental Health clinician HB4

Dr Annabel Wyburn
Onboard Psychiatrist HB5

Deeta Kimber
Wellbeing Facilitator HB7

LEAD COACH

Simon Osborne
Lead Coach – HB3,4,5,6 & 7

BUSARA CIRCLE COMMUNITY

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

Musimbi Kanyoro
Human Rights Activist
Onboard Elder HB4 & Leadership Facilitator

Abena

H.E. Abena P. A. Busia
Busara Circle Facilitator

Michelle Deshong
Busara Circle Onboard Facilitator HB5

Elaine Martyn
Busara Circle Onboard Facilitator HB6

Dr Phoebe Barnard
Busara Circle Facilitator

ONBOARD COMMUNICATIONS & LOGISTICS

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