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Our team are here to make a difference

Our Team

Youngcare’s team of 24 are passionate, positive, innovative, transparent and just a tad cheeky! Bringing a vast array of strengths, skills and experience, together we are making real headway in affecting positive change for young people with high care needs and their loved ones.

Youngcare team at their Strategic Planning Day January, 2019

Youngcare team at their Strategic Planning Day January, 2019

Youngcare Leadership Team

Anthony Ryan, Chief Executive Officer


Shane Jamieson, Youngcare Connect Manager


Samantha Evans, Development Manager


Jenny Barends, Finance Manager

Our Board

They bring to the organisation a strong mix of skills and experience ranging from property and construction to finance, media and marketing. The Board is responsible for setting Youngcare’s strategy and ensuring that we are on track to meet our goals. They make sure that every dollar we receive is put to the best possible use in our mission to fight for freedom of choice for young people with high care needs and their loved ones.

The Board oversees corporate governance, ensuring that we act in a socially responsible way, manage risk and comply with all the relevant rules and regulations. Outside of the boardroom, members play an active role in supporting Youngcare by representing us at fundraising events and functions, meeting MPs and government officials and promoting the Youngcare cause.

The Youngcare Board

Pictured: (Top) Taine Moufarrige (no longer on the board), Paul McLean, Peter Hudson, Anthony Ryan. (Bottom) Samantha Evans, Nic De Luca, Kylie Blucher (no longer on the board).

Paul McLean, Board Chairman – McLean Advisory


Anthony Ryan, Youngcare Chief Executive Officer


Clare Sultman, Board Director – Founder and Director of Dear Molly


Jamie Shine, Board Director – Shine Lawyers, National Special Counsel – Major Claim


John Tyquin, Board Director – GOA Billboards, Joint Managing Director


Matthew Kayrooz, Board Director – Suncorp, Head of Accident and Trauma Insurance


Nic De Luca, Board Director – De Luca Corporation, Managing Director


Peter Hudson, Board Director – Stradbroke Capital, Director


Tina Davey, Board Director – KPMG Australia, Director


Samantha Evans, Company Secretary – Horizon Housing, Group Company Secretary & Development Manager


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Our Ambassadors

We are fortunate to have a range of well-known faces amongst our supporters.

Sylvia Jeffreys
Sylvia Jeffreys

Youngcare National Ambassador, Journalist and Presenter on Channel Nine’s breakfast show Today

Karl Stefanovic

Youngcare Ambassador, Australian TV Presenter, Journalist and Co-host of Channel Nine’s breakfast show Today

Bernard Fanning

Youngcare Ambassador, Australian Musician and Singer-Songwriter

Ben O'Donoghue
Ben O’Donoghue

Youngcare Ambassador, Celebrity Chef, TV Presenter and Author

Darren Palmer
Darren Palmer

Youngcare Ambassador, Designer, Writer, Speaker and Judge on Channel Nine’s The Block

Liz Ellis
Liz Ellis

Youngcare Ambassador, Broadcaster, Media Personality and one of the most respected names in Netball

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A huge thanks to our supporters 

De Luca Corp
Cutting Edge
Servcorp
Tatts Group
Hand Heart Pocket
ALS
Vantage Performance
MGD Private
Batercard
DAE
HSF
MMO Interiors
Vincents
Taylor Byrne
Queensland Rail
Just Cause Bunch
LAS logo
Birdsville Social Club
Coates
ANZ
Birdsville Hotel
Morgans
Pilot
Care Tech
Triffid
Savills
Clark Real Estate
Story Bride Hotel
Birdsville Roadhouse
Flight Centre Foundation
Just Photography
One Harvest - love beats
Wolff Group
Brighton Homes
Good2give
Style
KFC Youth Foundation
Nova
Merlo
AWIC - Awesome Women In Construction
Neals
Aurora Adventures
Media Merchants
Thrifty
Channel Nine
Eureka Landscaping
Queensland Government
Shine Lawyers
Bunnamagoo
FKG
Tattersalls Club
Spot Productinons
Hopgood Ganim
QIC
Carbone
Vuly
CV Services
CUB
ALS Global
McCabe Curwood
Braggs Signs
Keystone
Forte Catering
EY
Women's Weekly
MTAQ
Bruce Lynton
Audio Visual Elements
Select AV
Rivergum Homes
Collins Food
Motorola Solutions
MS Queensland
Betta Home Living
Network First
Vertica Capital
GNK
Sage
Knight Frank