Karyn is CEO of Micah Projects, a not-for-profit providing services across the Brisbane Metropolitan Area to over 6, 000 people experiencing poverty, domestic and family violence, social isolation, adversity and trauma impacting their health, wellbeing and community participation.
Karyn has worked in the community services sector for over 40 years in direct service delivery, management, governance, collective and collaborative work and has contributed to national, state and local Boards.
In 2016, Karyn was awarded a Doctor of Social Work and Nursing honoris causa by the University of Queensland. In 2017, she was awarded a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia for her work in the homelessness sector and in mental health support.
At NEAC 2019 Karyn will speak at: