Meet Our Staff

 

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Jane Stabb (she/her) | 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 beautiful Wurundjeri Woiwurrung country in Naarm, Melbourne.

 

Lena Herrera Piekarski (she/her) | 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 (he/him) | 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.

 

Lisa_Headshot.jpgLisa Whiston (she/her) | 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 (she/her) | 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 (she/her) | 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 Meeanjin country owned by the Turrbal and Jagera people.

Noël Skrzypczak (she/her) | 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.

 

Katie Iwanuch (she/her) | Communications Officer

With a varied background that began in public healthcare as a Physiotherapist, Katie joined the team in 2022. A realisation of her passion for climate action and Earth care led her out of hospitals as a Physiotherapist and into roles in environmental education, community engagement, agriculture and more. Katie lives on Victoria’s stunning Surf Coast on Wadawurrung country, and also runs a small digital marketing business, and is on a local climate committee.


Isadora Biffin (she/they) | Community Fundraiser

Isadora is a settler womxn living in Naarm (Melbourne) on the beautiful lands of the Wurundjeri people. Isadora has a long history of activism, community engagement and fundraising in the humanitarian sector, which they are incredibly excited to bring to climate activism with Climate for Change. She is passionate about the intersection of social justice and climate justice, and standing in solidarity with First Nations peoples. 

 

Azalea Azarae (she/her) | Community Fundraiser

Azalea grew up in Malaysia and is passionate about creating a climate for effective climate action in Australia as well as being part of such a hope-giving movement. She believes that hope-generating actions can sometimes just be meaningful words exchanged with another person and thus is excited to apply her training in communications in her current role. Azalea brings with her experience in public interest litigation, alternative dispute resolution, client and stakeholder engagement as well as fundraising.  


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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.