Jane is the CEO for e.motion21, she is well known in the not for profit and social enterprise sector, with an absolute passion for working with people, diverse thinking and making a difference in people’s lives. She brings with her extensive experience in building strong partnerships across the not-for-profit, industry, Government and academic sectors. Her previous roles include, Founder and CEO of the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre, Founder of InnoWell Pty Ltd, Director of Partnerships for Reachout.com at the Inspire Foundation and Senior Program Manager at beyondblue. Jane is Chair of STREAT, a social enterprise supporting young people at risk of homelessness and Open Arms, the Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS). Jane was a Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy at the University of California and was Director of International Partnerships for Reachout.com at the Inspire Foundation. Jane held both a VicHealth and an NHMRC fellowship and an NHMRC scholarship. She has a PhD in Medicine from the University of Adelaide.
Coupled with her passion for working with people to make the world a better, more accepting place, Jane is mum to three children, Angus, Holly and Harry. Angus who has Down syndrome, Autism, and is non-verbal, has been instrumental in shaping the way Jane works with people, placing a major emphasis on loyalty, tenacity, optimism, honesty and authenticity.
Bianca is the Bookkeeper for e.motion21. Bianca has a background in accounting in the not-for-profit and financial services sectors that spans 18 years. In 2010 Bianca became a mother and left her career in accounting for the Australian Red Cross to concentrate on raising her daughter, Ava. In 2013 Bianca took on the role of Bookkeeper for e.motion21 volunteering in the office, at our annual concert and at other key events.
Heather is the Volunteer Coordinator for e.motion21. After learning at 14.5 months that her first son was born with Down syndrome, Heather immediately looked for a positive outlet in the community. She was introduced to e.motion21 through her husband’s work at PwC and immediately became involved through volunteering at weekly dance classes, events and office support for over 2 years. Heather studied Human Resources and continued her career in commercial real estate for over 10 years. After taking a career break to help her first son through early intervention and having a second child she has returned to work with e.motion21 as a passionate employee, volunteer and parent.
Margaret has a background in the finance sector in Banking, Marketing, Communications and Event Management. She has now decided to focus her energy on Event Management and Marketing. With many years experience in dance Margaret is excited to be able to combine dance with event management here at e.motion21.