“I responded to the SHIFT governance challenge supporting founding members, Anne and Julie because I believe in this extraordinary community-based, transformative women’s equity initiative. It goes way beyond homelessness for me ”


Jane joined the SHIFT Board in October 2015 and held the position of Chairperson up until 2021.

Jane has spent the past three decades working with not-for-profit organisations in various roles including employee, board member and more recently as a management consultant. She is currently the Human Resources Manager with the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Legal Service and works full-time on justice and equity challenges.

She recently completed her post-graduate legal qualifications at Griffith University and is currently working in the learning, wellbeing and safety arena at work and in her own life.

She has two grown performing-artist sons who, like Jane, travel between Brisbane and the Northern Rivers in the Byron hinterland.

What I love most about SHIFT is that the project focuses on the whole person; not only healing trauma, but helping participants develop a set of tools that enable them to rebuild their lives. The SHIFT Project’s participants are able to feel supported whilst they work steadily on themselves and learn the value of reciprocity.”