Our People

The people BYS attracts are driven by a shared purpose to empower vulnerable young people and their children to navigate life challenges and thrive in the community.

BYS Patron

Steven Renouf

Steve Renouf commenced his role as BYS Patron in 2016 and is dedicated to raising awareness of Brisbane’s vulnerable young people and the challenges they face. He has supported BYS through a range of events and activities in the past four years. A legendary Queensland footballer, Steve played for the Brisbane Broncos for more than 10 years and represented both Queensland and Australia in rugby league. He is a role model for young Queenslanders and a proud patron of BYS.

Board Members

Our Management

Brisbane Youth Service (BYS) is led by a strong management team made up of experienced professionals passionate about the work they do and committed to creating new futures for young people. The Management Team is responsible for implementing the strategic priorities set by the Board and managing the day-to-day operations of the organisation.

Annie Harris - Finance Manager
Deb Blakeney - Partnerships and Business Development Manager
Julie Geraghty - Administration Manager
Louise Baker - Young Women and Young Families Manager
Natasha Livings - Housing Services Senior Manager
Rhianon Vichta - Research and Evaluation Manager
Ricco Schadwill - Hub Intake and Intervention Manager
Simone Bursey - Health Services Manager
Simone Gott - Quality and Practice Development Manager
Tracey Woodward - Housing and Tenancy Support Manager