Jean Giese 
CEO 
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Jean Giese has worked in senior roles in the community industry for over a decade and has a wealth of experience in designing, delivering, and evaluating projects and collaborations that foster inclusion. She passionately advocates that inclusion is fostered through reducing barriers to participation in volunteering and access to community information. Outside her role as CEO, Jean is an avid volunteer, as a Board Director, MC, and trivia host extraordinaire. Jean is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, has a Bachelor of International Relations and a range of industry-specific qualifications.

Senior Systems and IT Coordinator

Senior Systems and IT Coordinator

Operations Manager
Dan Eddleston
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Dan joined VolunteeringACT in 2020 as the Operations Manager and brings a wealth of experience in stakeholder engagement and strategic leadership. Dan is currently completing his Bachelor of Business Law, which provides him with exposure to multiple areas of our dynamic organisation. Dan understands the importance of optimising business processes without sacrificing personal connections with his team.

Dan thrives on encouraging employee performance and has been commended for his ability to ensure adherence to established processes while maintaining a positive and motivating culture. Prior to his current role, Dan worked for a variety of businesses in the fitness and recreational sector. He has held leadership positions in numerous organisations, and under his leadership, he has mentored over 200+ staff members across the ACT and NSW with SaaS support.

Senior Systems and IT Coordinator

Inclusion Manager
Becc Spradau
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Becc Spradau has worked in the not-for-profit sector for 14 years in Australia and Cambodia and has extensive experience across various roles, including program management, leading teams and providing psychosocial support. She is passionate about using codesign and cocreation to challenge and remove barriers to participation and build inclusive communities.

Becc believes in the power of volunteering and how it can increase the well-being of all individuals. She has been actively volunteering in community organisations and fundraising since her early teenage years.

Senior Systems and IT Coordinator

Senior Systems and IT Coordinator

Sector Development Manager
Cath Cook
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Cath Cook joined VolunteeringACT in 2021, bringing extensive experience in strategic policy, human-centred design, business improvement, capability building and senior leadership, from a range of roles across the Community, Public, Private and Social Enterprise sectors in the UK and Australia.

Cath is a Sociology graduate and qualified Change Management Practitioner, with over 15 years of experience in the not-for-profit sector in frontline service delivery, advocacy and engagement, sector development and Peak Body/Membership activities. Prior to this role, Cath worked for five years in the ACT Public Service in the Community Services Directorate and Canberra Health Services.

Cath began volunteering in her early twenties in youth mentoring and has since volunteered regularly in various roles, including several years as a volunteer Board Director and Chair of a social enterprise. Cath uses her passion for human-centred design, strategic reform and systems change to connect strategic policy with operations, promote continuous improvement, and facilitate safe and sustainable volunteering.

Senior Systems and IT Coordinator
Chris Mettam
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Finance Manager
Lou Malfone
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Lou is a commercially focused professional senior finance and business executive with over 35 years’ experience in organisational financial and management report building and delivery. In addition, Lou’s roles incorporated tax, advisory, corporate services multifunctional disciplines, HR, procurement, projects & contracts, and ICT management.

He brings to VolunteeringACT a genuine passion for volunteering spanning 45 years, starting as a 15-year-old, cooking bacon and egg rolls at the local soccer grounds and has continued throughout his life. His other passion is soccer (football) which combines his love for the world game and volunteering as a representative coach, referee, and administrator. 

Senior Inclusive Volunteering Coordinator
Katie Kennedy
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Membership, Training and Capability Coordinator
Ariah Holmes
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Project Coordinator
Sarah O’neil
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Inclusive Volunteer Coordinator
Dom Esposito
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Aged Care Volunteer Project Coordinator
Chris Corcoran
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Office Coordinator
Paula Boldra
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Office Coordinator
Paula Boldra
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t Coordinator
Luciel Eggins
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Community Engagement Coordinator
Luciel Eggins
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