We have a beautiful team of individuals that are here to support you during our breakfast events. Our team comes from various organisations within our community and know the benefits in helping create connection and support for those attending.
I am so honoured to have this team to welcome you to the breakfast and help us identify what topics and speakers we should based on their firsthand experience and needs working in the sector.
The NFP Connect Breakfast Series just got great with these amazing humans on the team!
Stephanie Hudson is The People’s Writer; a freelance grant and tender wordsmith based in Newcastle. She works with cause-led companies and passionate business owners to create engaging and persuasive proposals. Steph (as she’s better-known) has spent a decade earning her keep writing in the tourism development, community, disability and Out-of-Home Care sectors. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, she loves anything that brings people together with a meaningful message – especially if it involves coffee!
With a degree in Hotel Catering Management and a background in event management Nicki worked around the world for many years before relocating with her family to Australia in 2005. While living in Canberra she developed a wellbeing program of events for 4000 staff at the Australian National University. Nicki later moved to Newcastle and through her role at the Hunter Business Chamber, a not for profit member organisation and Hunter arm of the NSW Business Chamber she is able to provide support and advice to over 2000 businesses in the Hunter. Nicki is passionate about connecting people and has been a long term advocate and supporter of NFP Connect.
Michaela is…… She has worked in the not-for-profit and development sector for ten years, in business development and project management roles. Michael has also spent many years volunteering for various not for profit organisations including a Telephone Counsellor at Lifeline and a Mentor at Hunter Women’s Centre.
Kim Britton is Public Relations and Sponsorship Officer for the Hunter Research Foundation (HRF) Centre at the University of Newcastle. She leads fundraising efforts for the HRF Centre, which formed in 2017 as a partnership between the HRF and The University of Newcastle. HRF has been conducting economic and social research in the Hunter region since 1956. The HRF Centre collaborates with university researchers to deliver research insights in a way that engages government, industry and communities. It aims to assist the Hunter, and other regions, to transition to become globally-competitive, knowledge-based economies.
After over 15+ years of working with trauma in the Not for Profit sector, Katrina has had plenty of experience learning to manage the challenges of care giving and stress. Exhausted and disheartened she began to study mindfulness, meditation and yoga as a parallel practice to her professional roles. Contemporary neuroscience and biological research on the effects of these practices supported her finding and scientifically explaining the gains she had made personally and professionally. Motivated by this experience and the supported by science, she founded Being. Wellness & Mindful Innovation, offering purposeful, realistic and efficient pathways to emotional wellbeing and professional longevity.
After 25 years in the legal world, Donna started work as a Fundraising Co-Ordinator for the Newcastle Camp Quality Office establishing their first fundraising department for the Newcastle area. After already being a volunteer with the Charity for the past 12 years she had always had a big passion for the Charity and for being able to assist kids and families in need. Due to her devotion and dedication Donna walks the talk through accomplishing challenges like Kokoda, Borneo, Kilimanjaro, Larapinta Trail and an 1000klm bike ride. Now 10 years later, Donna is hanging up her fundraising boots and starting an exciting new role within Camp Quality as the Family Liaison Co-Ordinator. Donna was at the first ever Coffee Meet for NFP Connect and has been an avid and active supporter ever since!