Jennifer has worked in the neighbourhood house sector for eight years and is the Manager of Milpara Community House in South Gippsland. She also serves on the Board of the Neighbourhood Houses Gippsland Network where she held the role of Treasurer for four years. Her background involves nearly 50 years experience in business administration and community services coordination.

"I really enjoy working collaboratively, sharing knowledge and skills to improve outcomes particularly around problem solving. I appreciate Dr Margaret Wheatley’s guidance for how to persevere through challenges and to ‘go with the energy of YES’ to keep alive the energy needed to generate creative solutions, visions and strategies. Other influences that drive my work include the framework of Social Role Valorisation – enhancing image and competency in the life of people with disability and crafting a coherent stance on the sanctity of life, as well as the poem by Max Ehrmann, ‘Desiderata’."