Founder and CEO
Donna Stolzenberg is the founder and director of National Homeless Collective- NHC, a charity supporting people experiencing homelessness throughout the country.
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 and an intellectual disability.
Donna’s cultural background as a member of the Ngatjumay and Mirning people connects her to the systematic issues encountered by Indigenous Australians, who are sadly overrepresented in homelessness statistics.
She has had 20 years of extensive experience assisting people with complex and multi-faceted barriers to employment and works across many areas such as prisons, crisis accommodation, domestic violence organisations and connecting directly with those on the streets.
Through her work with the Australian federal government, she coordinated programs which assisted long-term unemployed people to successfully re-enter the workforce and has pioneered a unique back to work program for women navigating homelessness and prison release focussing on supporting the physical and mental health of participants.
Donna is a key note speaker, thought leader and trainer for Homelessness and the Workplace.
Despite all of this, Donna still provides her time on a volunteer basis as a meditation and mindfulness teacher and practitioner whilst continuing to volunteer at the numerous charitable projects she has founded.
Director and Treasurer
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 the 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.