Founder and CEO
Beginning in 2015, what set NHC apart from many similar organisations was Donna’s lived experience with overcoming hardship and disadvantage through homelessness.
Donna is the mother of five sons, and derives her inspiration from her youngest, who lives with autism.
Donna’s cultural background as a member of the Ngajtumay and Mirning people connects her to the systematic issues encountered by Indigenous Australians, who are sadly over represented in homelessness statistics.
She has had 20 years of extensive experience assisting people with complex and multi-faceted barriers to employment.
Through her work with the Australian federal government, she coordinated programs which assisted long-term unemployed people to successfully re-enter the workforce.
Despite all of this, Donna still provides her time on a volunteer basis; directing all funding into the charities, which are all completely donations run.
Glenn has been an integral part of the NHC since its inception in 2015.
Glenn brings many years of experience volunteering for other grassroots charities across Melbourne.
As a foster parent for several years Glenn not only understands the barriers and complexities that can arise from such situations but also provides much needed lived experience in caring for and parenting for the children effected by such systemic issues.
With an extensive business career working in the Financial, Insurance and Telecommunications industries Glenn has proven to be integral in engaging corporations and industries to work alongside the National Homeless Collective.
Glenn has a passion for helping those in the disability sector and volunteers his time to work closely with service providers to assist in achieving outcomes to break down the barriers for those suffering from a range of disabilities.