SHINE’s Team

SHINE Founder and Program Director:  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 Program Director.  She provides ongoing training and support to all SHINE’s facilitators and ensures the quality of the program through continuous improvement. She continues to be innovative and designed and piloted our SHIMMER program in 2018. She is continually improving our programs and working with schools and community to address the needs of young women and girls.

Read Mandy’s story.

CEO:  Rebecca Millar

Rebecca is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of SHINE and its expansion across Western Australia. Her role encompasses building partnerships with impact with a strong focus on evidence-based solutions, governance and sustainability. She has worked with regional communities for 25 years to grapple with complex issues in innovative, creative and meaningful ways. She has extensive experience in the NGO sector and is passionate about building strong and diverse communities.

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 Facilitator:  Kama Fitzgerald

After working as a volunteer for SHINE and providing casual relief for our facilitators, Kama took on the facilitator role for our Year Ten SHINE students at Champion Bay Senior High School in 2019. She has is a dedicated member of our team with true insight and ability to connect with students. Her ability to adapt to the needs of each individual student has seen our Year Ten students reach their personal goals and engage in their education.

SHIMMER Facilitator:  Kerrie Elliot

Kerrie joined us in 2019 sharing her extensive teaching experience and knowledge on supporting young people on their learning and personal journey’s. She developed our SHINE manuals with Mandy Jolley ensuring they are linked to the WA curriculum and facilitated our SHIMMER program at Rangeway Primary School. She understands the core needs of students, is an experienced teacher and with her artistic flair brings a new set of skills to our team.