Meet Our Staff

 

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Jane Stabb | Co-CEO

Jane is an organiser by trade, and has worked and volunteered in the climate movement for the past decade. She's run scaled, people-powered campaigns building and leveraging community power to get wins for our climate. She loves supporting people and communities to make change, and she is passionate about creating a safe world for those who come after us. She lives and works on Kulin country owned by the Wurundjeri and Woiwurrung people.

 

Lena Herrera Piekarski | Co-CEO

Lena has worked and volunteered in the climate movement for over 20 years in Europe and Australia. Her passion and expertise is in building and empowering communities to tackle the climate crises. She lives and works on Kulin country owned by the Wurundjeri and Woiwurrung people.

 

 

Mike McEvoy | National Program Manager: Climate Conversations

Mike is driven by a desire to nurture positive change and social justice. He has led the design of culture change programs in both the corporate and disability sectors, and has over 15 years experience working as an actor, theatre-maker and facilitator on community-building and creative projects. He was elected as a Local Councillor in 2016 and advocated local climate action until his move to Climate for Change in 2019. Mike loves to work collaboratively and harness the creativity and energy of others to make magic happen.

 

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Lisa Whiston | Recruitment and Training Coordinator

Lisa is a Bachelor of Business (Management) graduate who is passionate about climate justice. Previously employed in the Travel and Tourism sector, Lisa took time off to start a family and has since been volunteering with various community groups, starting her career with Climate for Change as a volunteer facilitator in 2018. She is thrilled to be working in a role that so strongly aligns with her values, and is a strong believer in the Climate Conversations Program as a way of building the social change we so desperately need.

 

Carly Robertson | New South Wales Community Organiser

Carly has a background in graphic design and teaching English as a Second Language to adults. More recently on her climate activism journey she has worked in community organising, shareholder activism and the world of permaculture. After discovering Climate for Change as a Conversation guest in 2016, she was inspired to become a volunteer facilitator, fundraiser and mentor. Her passion is for helping people to find how they can step up and be part of the climate action movement, and now as a staff member, she supports volunteer facilitators of Climate Conversations to do just that.

 

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Tenielle Dunkley | Queensland Community Organiser

Tenielle is a communicator at heart and has travelled the world over the past decade learning how people from diverse cultures can empower each other. She's organised international programs for young entrepreneurs and worked with climate organisations in Europe organising community events. She's recently moved back to Australia to further studies in Sustainability and Communication Design. Tenielle is one of our 2020 fellows, and is passionate about creating a sustainable, just future. She lives and works on Meanjin country owned by the Turrbal and Jagera people.

Alex Balsillie | Philanthropy Coordinator

Alex studied Finance in her Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Melbourne and was previously employed at a property financing firm. During this time, she began volunteering at CERES Environment Park and undertaking community projects through her local council. Alex is most passionate about inspiring people in her community to make a positive impact on the environment and advocate for their rights in the face of the climate crisis.


Serena Davies | Fellowship Coordinator

Serena joined us in 2016 as a volunteer facilitator, and then worked as our Community Organiser, Communications Officer and a Team Leader. After the 2019 federal election she took a hiatus, and has now come back more determined than ever to build both the individual capacity and community spirit needed to respond to escalating crises. She’s happiest when supporting people and passionate about working in ways that won’t burn us out (it’s a long road!).


Noël Skrzypczak | Admin and Bookkeeping Assistant

Noël is a visual artist with a background in teaching. She has a deep love of nature and is passionate about preserving it for future generations. She feels optimistic that we humans can make the right decisions about our impact on the planet's ecosystems and is determined to support Climate for Change in its mission to empower people to make the necessary changes happen.

 


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We acknowledge the traditional custodians of country throughout Australia, whose sovereignty was never ceded. We acknowledge that Indigenous peoples around the world are at the forefront of climate change, both in experiencing its effects and leading solutions for change. We pay our sincerest respects to all elders, past and present.