SHINE’s Team

SHINE Founder and Lead Facilitator:  Amanda Jolley

In 2009 Mandy formed a partnership with John Willcock College to set up the first SHINE school pilot project, encouraging community organisations and businesses to support the program.

Mandy has been awarded a Certificate of Nomination for WA Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Aboriginal Education 2012, a Certificate of Recognition for SHINE at the Department for Communities Positive Image Award 2011 and was nominated for Australian of the Year 2013. Mandy is currently the lead SHINE facilitator operating from SHINE’s facility at Geraldton Senior College.  She provides ongoing training and support to all SHINE’s facilitators.

Read Mandy’s story.

Program Manager:  Tonia Swetman

Tonia is responsible for overseeing the ongoing development of SHINE and expansion across Western Australia. Her role encompasses partnership liaison and administration with a strong focus on governance and sustainability.  Tonia has substantial experience in management, corporate governance, financial administration and stakeholder relationship management across government, business, community and the not-for-profit sector. She has an economics degree and post graduate qualifications in education.

Program Facilitator:  Jodie McAuliffe

Jodie began her association with SHINE in 2013 as a dedicated volunteer.  Following an intensive training period, she became a facilitator of the SHINE program at John Willcock College.  Jodie is passionate about improving young women’s life skills. Her strong relationship management skills, counselling qualifications and empathy with teenage girls ensure Jodie is a much valued team member.  With a background in hairdressing, she is an ideal fit for facilitating the SHINE program.

SHINE Coordinator:  Natasha Lay

After working as a volunteer for SHINE for over five years, Natasha took on the administration role of Coordinator, providing critical support to SHINE facilitators.  Natasha also records and maintains student attendance data and produces and distributes the SHINE newsletter. Natasha has a Diploma in Community and Youth Work, and spent several years as a school chaplain in Geraldton prior to becoming part of the SHINE team.