OUR staff

Jain Moralee


Client Services Manager – Susan Farrar (They/Them)

Operations & Housing Asset Manager – Nicholas Oong (He/Him)

Learning and Development Manager – Steff Fenton (They/Them)

Learning and Development Officers

  • Daisy Catterall (She/Her)
  • Darby Carr (He/Him)
  • Jay Watts (They/Them)
  • Jemma Clifton (She/Her)
  • Karen Menzies (She/Her)
  • Katie Burke (She/Her)
  • Kristian Reyes (He/Him)


  • Amy Harper (Amy/They/Them)
  • Katie Burke (Placement Student) (She/Her)

Client Engagement Officers

  • Ben Parangi (All Pronouns)
  • Sid Littlewood (They/Them)

Client Services Officers – Housing

  • Kirsten Chow (They/She)
  • Jacob McDonald (He/Him)
  • Amy Roache (She/They)

Communications and Development Officer – Sharon Wong (She/Her)

Finance Officer – Helen Richards (She/Her)

QLife Peer Supporters – Part Time and Casual – Names not listed for confidentiality


Mon Schafter

Mon Schafter (Co-Chair) (they/them)

Mon Schafter is a Walkley Award winning journalist and presenter who leads the content for ABCQueer – the ABCs home of stories and advice for young LGBTQIA+ Australians.

Mon has also told countless stories for ABC TV’s 7.30 and Hungry Beast, and hosts the ABC podcast Innies + Outies, featuring uniquely Australian stories about coming out or staying in.

In 2020, Mon was named as one of Australia’s Outstanding 50 LGBTQI+ Leaders in the ‘Out50’ report.

Sarah Bowman

Sarah Bowman (Co-chair) (she/her)

Sarah Bowman is a registrar clinical psychologist and doctoral researcher. She holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Psychology) (First Class Honours) and Master of Clinical Psychology degrees.

She has been an active member of the LGBTIQ+ community and has an extensive history volunteering with Twenty10 inc. GLCS NSW. Her roles have ranged from supervising the drop-in centre to public speaking and community outreach work. In 2015 she was awarded the Peter Trebilco volunteer award.

Additional community engagements include lecturing and peer training on gender diversity and serving on the board for LGBTIQ+ Health Australia.

suganthi chandramahon (treasurer) (SHE/HER)

Suganthi (she/her) is a senior project manager at the Reserve Bank of Australia, having worked across the banking and the financial technology sectors globally.

Starting out in event and sponsor management with the Gay Games, a couple of Olympic Games segued into project management for the financial services sector.

From Singapore and realising as a young person she needed to leave to find her people, she left when she was 17, living in several countries, now in Australia. Driven by purpose…purpose to listen and do. Purpose to enable. Her catch phrase is “tell me what you want to create, and I’ll hatch up a plan”.

Sophie Keen

Sophie Keen (Youth Member) (she/her)

Sophie is a final year medical student in Western Sydney, and an active voice in the LGBTQIA+ health space.

In 2021, she represented Australia’s 17,000 doctors in training as President of the Australian Medical Student Association (AMSA), where she led the healthcare sector’s response to emerging Federal and NSW LGBTQIA+ legislation. Through her involvement in the Australian Medical Association (AMA), she has influenced Federal LGBTQIA+ health policy and supported the formation of an LGBTQIA+ Doctors Advisory Group to centre lived experience in Queer health advocacy.

She believes in integrating Queer voices and Queer perspectives in all facets of mental health, medical workforce, sexual and reproductive health and industrial relations policy, and reforming how LGBTQIA+ people navigate Australia’s healthcare sector.

Justice Rachel Pepper (she/her)

Justice Rachel Pepper was appointed as a Judge of the Land and Environment Court of NSW in May 2009.

She is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney’s Law School and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.

Justice Pepper is a member of the Ngara Yura Committee of the Judicial Commission of New South Wales and a member of the AIJA Indigenous Justice Committee.

She is on the National Executive Committee of the Australian Institute of Administrative Law and the Secretary of the Australian Institute of Administrative law New South Wales Chapter.

She is a New South Wales representative on the Executive Committee of the Australian Association of Women Judges.

Annette cairnduff (she/her)

Annette has more than 25 years experience leading innovative social impact strategy, policies, and programs, holding leadership positions in various organizations such as Learning Creates Australia, The Foundation for Young Australians, the University of Sydney, NSW Attorney General’s Department and the Domestic Violence Advocacy Service.

Annette is passionate about creating positive social change and building stronger, cohesive communities through collaboration and innovation. Young people have always been her primary focus and joy.

Annette is currently the Executive Director of Learning Creates Australia, working to improve recognition at a senior secondary level of a young person’s transferable – or 21st century – skills to improve pathways to further learning and work.

The parent of two – one grown and one growing still – gorgeous young men, Annette lives on Gadigal Land in the inner west of Sydney.

alastair lawrie (he/him)

Alastair is currently the Director of Policy and Advocacy at the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, having previously worked for Hepatitis NSW, as a federal ministerial adviser, and in the Victorian public service.

Alastair is a long-term advocate for the LGBTIQ+ community, currently serving on the Board of LGBTIQ+ Health Australia, as an advisor to the Board of Just.Equal Australia, and on the LGBTI subcommittee of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights.

In 2017, Alastair was a finalist in the ‘Tony Fitzgerald Community Individual Category’ at the Australian Human Rights Awards, organised by the Australian Human Rights Commission.


queenie tran (she/her)

Queenie Tran is a Director in the investment team at Conscious Investment Management, an impact investment manager. Having spent more than seven years in not-for-profit housing roles and over 15 years in access and architectural design for people with disabilities and ageing, Queenie strongly believes that housing is critical infrastructure that forms the basis of social and economic stability.

She was named Western Sydney Executive Woman of the Year in the 2020 Western Sydney Women Awards and volunteers with local councils to further accessibility and housing solutions for all.