Stephanie Cunio works with the Climate Action Network of Australia as convenor of the Community Organising Hub. Stephanie began her life as an activist with Greenpeace in the ’90s, and has since been an organiser/educator with the Trade Union movement . During this time she has worked for the NSW state public service union (PSA). and the council of trade unions (ACTU).
Stephanie has also worked for the Sydney Alliance as a Community Organiser. Her most recent role was Organising Manager at the PSA, where she worked with her peers to transition the union to an organising focus. Stephanie has strong skills in facilitation, training, relationship building and mentoring and she is excited to be working with the climate movement to build and exercise power to create the change we want.
Kristyn is currently a Director at Reveille. Reveille works with membership organisations committed to helping their members make transformative change in Australia.
Motivated by a desire to impact for the common good, Kristyn has worked for over 20 years in the trade union movement as an organiser, campaigner, educator and senior leader. In addition to paid work, Kristyn has practiced leadership within her local school community, her church, in the Sydney Alliance and is currently a board member of two not-for-profit organisations.
For over 10 years, Kristyn worked in the Australian Services Union, 7 of those years as the Branch Secretary of the NSW Services and Airlines Branch, organising and campaigning for workers rights. She then moved to a role within the Australian Council of Trade Unions Organising Centre, responsible for working with unions to win by planning (both strategically and operationally), campaigning, developing leaders at all levels and facilitating organisational change. Her final role at the ACTU was that of Director of Leadership Programs and culminated in the NexGen organising conference in 2017.
Kristyn’s broad experience enables her to facilitate and challenge leaders to think about their work across all levels and functions within an organisation in order to achieve purpose.
Lindsay Soutar is a Network Organiser with the Climate Action Network Australia (CANA) Network Support Team. Prior to working with the Climate Action Network Lindsay was the National Director and founder of Solar Citizens, where she spent more than 8 years as a campaigner and community organiser working for a renewable powered future.
Jack Bertolous has been at Market Forces for 3 years where I’m currently Research Coordinator. He enjoys helping people understand how their finances help and hinder climate action and empowering them to align their money with their values. Jack completed the Community Organising Fellowship in 2017.
Tim Lo Surdo is the Founder and National Director of Democracy in Colour - Australia’s first national racial justice campaigning organisation led by people of colour. Previously, Tim was a Senior Organiser at United Voice, led campaigns at Oaktree, has been an adviser to two Senators, directed national campaigns for an advocacy organisation in India, co-founded an international spoken word poetry platform, was the National Communications Director for UN Youth Australia and organised young people in Queensland for the Australian Youth Climate Coalition.
Amelia Telford, a young Aboriginal and South Sea Islander woman from Bundjalung country is the National Co-Director of the Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network. Amelia is passionate about supporting a national grassroots network of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people to protect our land, culture and communities from the impacts of climate change and fossil fuel extraction and be a part of creating positive change for our people. Amelia was awarded National NAIDOC Youth of Year in 2014, Bob Brown’s Young Environmentalist for the Year 2015 and Australian Geographic Young Conservationist of the Year 2015 for her commitment to building a more just and sustainable future for all young people. Millie is a COF2014 graduate.
Pablo Brait has volunteered and worked on climate, fossil fuel and renewable energy campaigns since 2007. His main focus is helping people work together to build the power they need to win. Pablo is a campaigner with MarketForces.