MEET THE TEAM
Darius is a founder and the current President of Street Growth. He was a former Rough Edges Team Leader of 10 years and works as a neurophysiology analyst at STARTTS. Darius is deeply passionate about social justice, mental health, environmental issues, and the empowerment of individuals experiencing disadvantage.
Jai is a founding member and the Vice President of Street Growth. She is a natural leader and the cornerstone of the community. Jai is a strong advocate and respected voice on homelessness and mental health issues. She is involved with, and has been on the boards of, numerous organisations addressing homelessness issues in Sydney.
Ellen is a long-term volunteer and the Treasurer of Street Growth. She is an accountant at EY and is passionate about giving back to the community, having helped Street Growth to achieve many important milestones in its history. Ellen is a veritable green thumb and loves the outdoors.
Cat is our Mental Health Coordinator. She studied psychology at USYD and Monash Universities and currently works in the USYD school of Psychology. She has a passion for helping those who are less fortunate and believes that everyone can change their own stars.
Cathy is a long-term Street Growth developer, member and co-Community Development Coordinator. She is a keen community horticulturalist and enjoys creating terrariums. Cathy is respected in the community and likes to help others
Wendy is co-Community Development Coordinator for Street Growth.
Margie is the Education Coordinator for Street Growth and is currently undertaking a Bachelor in Psychology. She's most passionate about increasing the wellbeing of others and strengthening social connectedness in the community.
Luke is our Sales Coordinator and a former Vice President. He's a rock star helping out in the garden and a champion of social enterprise, with his fundraising at plant sales. He's interested in community development, therapeutic horticulture, has a background working in disability support and as a landscape gardener.
Lou is the Marketing Coordinator of Street Growth. She centres her goals, values and endeavours around purpose. Lou believes that when we each seek out our true purpose with intention, we can live most authentically and peacefully. Advocating for the LGBTIQA+ community and zero waste are causes Lou is most passionate about.
Danica is co-Secretary of Street Growth. Danica loves to garden and be in the outdoors. She is driven by a strong sense of ethics, social justice and environmental responsibility. Danica is currently researching behaviour change interventions to reduce food waste and works in social and market research.
Ange is co-Secretary of Street Growth. She is passionate about mindfulness and enjoys the sense of tranquility that gardening brings. Ange works in a medical practice and has recently achieved her credentials as a project manager.
Karen joined Street Growth in 2019 and though her dedication and drive to help others, quickly became a Responsible Person. She loves contributing to Street Growth and helping the community to thrive.
Andrew is a co-founder of the charity and is aTrusted Representative for Street Growth. Andrew works as a medical researcher studying dementia at NeuRA. Andrew is another founder of Street Growth and is dedicated to serving and helping others.
Street Growth have many supporters.
Thank you to all the generous members of Street Growth who give up their time and money to make a great change in this city.
We would also like to thank the generous and ongoing support of the groups below, none of this would have been possible with out them- Thank you!