Our Team

The Management Committee

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Jane Lyttleton

President

Jane Lyttleton is an author, teacher and practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).  She trained in genetics and biochemistry at the University of London, and studied TCM in Australia and China. She lectures at universities in Sydney and internationally, and sits on the Board of NICM at Western Sydney University where she is an Adjunct Fellow. Jane has long been dedicated to the education and health of women and children. She helped establish Lotus Outreach Australia in 2004 after she and a group of Lotus Outreach members traveled to Thailand and Cambodia meeting local groups working to combat sex trafficking.

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Anna Harper

Vice-President

Anna Harper leads her consulting firm, Cultural Shapeshifters, working with Australian and International Businesses and Organisations, and with the UN. She specialises in developing global leaders for the future.  She has a B.Fine Arts, M.Arts in Chaos, Complexity and Creativity, and M.Applied Science. Her mission is to contribute to making the world more equal, fairer and sustainable. She is committed to helping at-risk Cambodian girls gain safe, fulfilled and independent lives. Anna was Treasurer for Lotus Outreach Australia from 2004- 2012, and sits on the board of Lotus Outreach International.

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Shona Barker

Treasurer & Risk Assessment Officer

Originally from New Zealand, Shona trained as a journalist at Wellington Polytechnic and worked in newspapers there for four years. Shona then began her training in complementary therapies in 1987. She was practice manager of a large multi-disciplinary Holistic Medical Centre from 1987 to 1994. Shona began training in Traditional Chinese Medicine and has worked in that field since 1994. Having witnessed firsthand the devastating effect the lack of education has had on Asian girls being trafficked to Australia, Shona is a strong believer in education as the key to a better life for vulnerable young women.

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Madeleine Lawler

Secretary and Governance Officer

Madeleine currently manages headspace in Coffs Harbour. She has had broad ranging career where she has worked for all three sectors, private, non-profit and government. She has a passion for young people, education, mental health and effective public service delivery. She wrote her PhD on social enterprise organisations working with disengaged young people. With her background in management consulting and project management, she has a diverse and flexible skill set to bring to LOA. She has also worked as a lecturer in Victoria in the disciplines of community development, youth work and criminal justice.

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Charlie Cristi

Cambodia Liaison & Child Protection Officer, Social Media and Communications

Charlie lived in Phnom Penh for many years, after going to Cambodia in 2010 as an Australian Youth Ambassador for Development for AUS Aid. During which time she helped set up the English Language Program for Lotus Outreach Australia. She subsequently worked closely with LO Australia and LO Cambodia as a volunteer, at the same time as working as a teacher of Art and Design at one of the British International Schools. She has gotten to know many of the GATE girls and their families and has been an important mentor for them.

Currently she is working with the Ministry of Education in Bhutan,  developing programs for children with special educational needs.

 

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Social Media

Sue Ann has worked in the community sector in Sydney developing and delivering recreation programs for families and children. Most recently she worked at the Australian National Maritime Museum and UNICEF Australia. Sue Ann has a degree in Leisure Studies and has recently studied journalism. She spent a year living in Hyderabad, India and Moshi, Tanzania which inspired her to use her communication and programming skills to help children in developing countries survive and thrive.

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Alastair Donnelley

Technical Consultant

Alastair is a mechanical engineer, programmer, and award-winning film-maker. His background in both the arts and sciences expresses itself in a passion for deploying intelligent technology to help people communicate better, and to solve business and societal problems. Alastair has contributed to Lotus Outreach Australia’s photographic and video content.

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Phallin Berry

Youth Ambassador

Phallin was adopted from Cambodia when she was a baby, and now lives in north NSW where she is a student. She advocates strongly for the rights of young girls to have an education and the rights of young people to stay with their family and to choose their future. She is supporting Lotus Outreach’s efforts to ensure that vulnerable girls in Cambodia have access to education and a chance to shape their future. She also loves to work with animals.

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Pisey Chea

LOCAM officer

Pisey is from Banteay Meanchey Province, north Cambodia on the border with Thailand. She was selected into the Girls’ Access To Education (GATE) program when she was in 9th grade and has been supported by Lotus Outreach until the completion of her schooling and degree. In the past, Pisey has volunteered in many capacities including data collection, advocacy and non-formal education. In 2016 Pisey started working part-time with CWCC as a community organizing (CO) staff member. This project allowed her to work with youth, villagers, and local authorities. All these experiences built her passion for teaching and mentoring children, youth and women. Pisey joined the Lotus Outreach Cambodia office in March 2017.

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Raksmey Var

In Country Representative, Cambodia

Raksmey first volunteered as a teacher and mentor for a youth group providing social services to poor children, where she taught kids about children’s rights. While also working as an English teacher at a private school, Raksmey decided she wanted to do more to help children. Raksmey completed her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting in 2004 at the National University of Management in Cambodia. In 2007, she received her Master’s in Gender and Development Studies from the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand. Raksmey’s particular areas of focus include children’s education, child and youth mobility and employment, livelihood development, child labor, human trafficking and sexual exploitation.