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.

Bettina McFadyen
Young Women and Families Manager
Emily Nunes
Head of Marketing and Communications
Georgie Rossomando
Sandgate House Manager
Jaide Sara
Phoenix House Manager
Jason McDonald
Housing Services Senior Manager
Jennifer Penton
Head of Youth Participation
Kane Carter
Windsor House Manager
Laura Watson
Head of Fundraising
Liz Mataafa
Early Intervention Manager
Louise Baker
Young Women, Families and Safe Relationships Senior Manager

Matt Pearce
Health Services Senior Manager
Oliver Douglas
Intake and Brief Intervention Manager
Paul Fryer
Specialist Housing Program Manager
Ratna Beekman
Quality and Practice Development Manager
Rebecca Duell
Quality, Research and Innovation Senior Manager
Renee Head
Young Women and Families Manager
Ricco Schadwill
Intake and Early Intervention Senior Manager
Zoe Lloyd
Operations and Administration Manager