Nick Farr-jones AM
Nick Farr-Jones is a former Australian Rugby Union Captain and is best remembered for winning the 1991 Rugby World Cup with his team against England. Nick says: "I've been involved with StreetWork for number of years now and never cease to be amazed by the great work they do."
DR JODIE LOWRINGER - CLINICAL AMBASSADOR
Dr Jodie Lowinger is passionate about helping business leaders, organisations and schools reach their pinnacle of success and wellbeing. She is sought after by the media, organisations and schools as a thought leader in peak performance, smashing anxiety and fear and boosting resilience. Jodie’s media engagements include Channel 7 Sunrise, Channel 9 Today Show, 2GB Radio and Marie Claire Magazine amongst others. She is often engaged by successful business leaders as a valued coach and has regular corporate and school engagements as a keynote speaker and workshop facilitator.
Jodie has a Doctor of Clinical Psychology (USYD) and University Medal (UNSW). She is the CEO and Founder of Mind Strength Coaching and Consulting and Founder of the Sydney Anxiety Clinic in Bondi Junction, a leading anxiety treatment clinic for adults, children and teens. She has worked at PwC, Macquarie Bank, Harvard Medical School and has consulted to a multitude of organisations and schools. She speaks and coaches passionately on topics around resilience, emotional intelligence, standing up to fear and anxiety, stretching and redefining the comfort zone, fostering a growth mindset and embracing peak performance. She also provides expert commentary on mental health for adults, children and adolescents. Jodie is committed to helping business leaders, entrepreneurs, organisations and schools and would love to offer her expertise to you and your team. Please contact her at Jodie@mindstrength.com.au
Mike cites a tough childhood with an abusive and alcoholic mother, as one of the main reasons behind his motivation to become involved in StreetWork. Mike has not only been StreetWork's key speaker at annual dinners but has also been a hands on volunteer mentor to some of our kids needing help.
Considered one of Australia's all-time greatest rugby union players, Mark Ella earned 25 caps in a brief but brilliant career stretching from 1980 to 1984. Now living in Sydney, Mark's brilliant career in media, NITV makes him a great ambassador for us.
PATRON- hornsby Ku-ring-gai Local Board
Rachel Chappell created North Shore Mums as a Facebook group in 2012, when she moved to the North Shore with her young family and wanted to connect with other local mums for trusted recommendations, support and advice. With a background in magazine marketing, she quickly realised the huge demand for a more structured resource for local mums, so decided to launch a website. Six years later, this website now attracts over 85,000 local parents every month, and features the latest news, What’s On Guide, a Directory and Job Board. In recognition of her achievement in creating a much-needed platform to support local mums, she was awarded the Hornsby Local Woman of the Year by Matt Kean MP in 2018.
AMBASSADOR - Northern Beaches
Tani is a former Australian representative marathon runner having competed at World Championships and Commonwealth games. Highlights of her career were a Silver Medal at the 1990 games in Auckland, winning the City to Surf and one of twelve recipients of the 'Spirit of the Games' award in Canada in 1994. Tani came to Australia by herself as a naïve 18 year old from a country town in Canada and recognizes how easily it would have been to make poor choices and possibly ending up needing the help of an organization such as StreetWork. However she was fortunate to have been guided by good people in the community and is now inspired to give back as an acknowledgement of that assistance. StreetWork is the perfect fit for her.
Michael grew up on the Northern Beaches and has been a personal trainer for 20 years. He is a keen masters athletics competitor and trains with a group at the Narrabeen Academy of Sport where he recognizes the importance of having the support and camaraderie of like minded people. He is impressed withthe ability of StreetWork to provide support, companionship and mentoring to young people at what is a crucial point in their lives and is honored to represent StreetWork as an Ambassador.
AMBASSADOR - North Shore
After leaving high school, Talitha went to university on the Gold Coast and graduated with a Bachelor of Communication. She has worked in many of Seven’s Queensland’s media roles and in 2011, Talitha moved to Sydney where she is a reporter for Seven News Sydney and in 2014, she was appointed news presenter on Weekend Sunrise. It was revealed on the ABC's "Australian Story" (10 October 2016) that she has battled alcoholism. In January 2016, Talitha announced she is pregnant with her first child. She gave birth to son Oliver on 1 August 2016.