Completing her Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning through University of New England, Kayla has previously worked in two regional cities in NSW as both a statutory and strategic land use planner for local government. Kayla pivoted to the Not-For-Profit sector in a research capacity in 2019 and continues to live in and advocate for regional and rural communities.
Stefanie joined Shelter NSW in mid-2021 after almost 10 years in the private sector. Working as a consultant in placemaking, development and property research, she has extensive experience in preparing progressive evidence-based strategies and positioning statements that resonate with clients and communities. Stefanie holds a Bachelor of Planning and is currently studying a Master of Public Policy with an intent to affect real change in Australia’s contemporary housing milieux.
Annabel joined Shelter NSW in 2020 as a Project Officer. With a background in both project and event management in the arts and entertainment industry, she saw her transition to the Not-for-Profit sector as an opportunity to apply these skills to meaningful and impactful work.
James Sherriff joined Shelter NSW at the beginning of 2020 with a keen interest in community organising and social justice after completing the Sydney Alliance internship program, and graduating with a Bachelor of International and Global Studies from the University of Sydney. James is currently responsible for engaging with Shelter NSW’s members and supporters, coordinating our student placement program, and supporting grassroots campaigns for housing justice.
Cathryn joined Shelter NSW in April 2020 with most recent experience as a Chief of Staff to a NSW MP & Shadow Minister located in the multicultural heart of south western Sydney. Over a career spanning thirty years, Cathryn has held senior private sector executive HR and change management roles. Cathryn holds a Bachelor of Economics degree as well as a Master of Commerce (Organisational Behaviour) with personal interests in community and political engagement, local government and sound public policy.
Stacey has worked at the interface between town planning, social, environmental, and cultural impacts over many decades. Her work has often revolved around broad-based interdisciplinary projects that explore complex societal issues through planning frameworks. Stacey has undertaken research and written numerous publications on the NSW Planning system, housing supply policies, social impact assessment, and NSW Aboriginal Land Councils. Combined with her research and policy work, Stacey has devised various short films including one called ‘Habitat to Home’, which aims to take the viewer on a visual journey exploring the concept of home and homelessness.