Julie has worked alongside and within the LGBTIQA+ communities since she started her career in the US in education and health in 1988, with a side gig as a journalist for the Sydney Star Observer after immigrating to Australia in the roaring nineties.
She has been a practicing psychologist since 2000 and in private practice since 2003, with specialist fields including work with young people emerging from home into the wider community, diverse genders and sexualities, and sexual health. She is the author of Normal: The True Story of a Complicated Family, a memoir exploring families, intimacy and concepts of normality (Text Publishing, 2009).
Julie is also the CEO of a dynamic household which includes teenagers, young adults, cats, and dogs.
James Emmett was a volunteer telephone counsellor for GLCS from 2001 to 2005 and from 2012 to 2016. James is a barrister practising primarily in public law and commercial law. His other not for profit activities include Chair of the National Association for the Visual Arts, Chair of the Inner City Legal Centre Foundation, and the Advisory Board of the La Trobe University Centre for Legislation.
Philip Busfield M.A. (Hons) Cambridge University (Mathematics) is a risk and finance consultant to the Private Equity and banking industry. He has three decades of experience in various senior executive roles in merchant banking and investment.
Most recently Philip has chaired a charity for Parkinson’s sufferers, been actively involved in local community regeneration projects, and is the Treasurer of Dying with Dignity NSW and Your Last Rights Australia.
Born and raised in the UK, he now calls Australia home, and in March 2018 became an Australian citizen!
He is driven by his passion for Human Rights and particularly the rights of individuals to freedom of expression, speech, and life choices. To that end he has been an active Board member of Twenty10 incorporating GLCS for over 5 years, as Treasurer and more recently as Co-Chair.
Cristyn Davies works in research in the Discipline of Child and Adolescent Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney, and The Children’s Hospital Westmead, Australia. She has published widely, and across disciplines, in the areas of sexual and gendered citizenship; sexual health education for children and adolescents, qualitative research methods and design, HPV and HPV vaccination (including vaccine delivery systems), neoliberalism and governmentality, narrative and media studies, and innovative pedagogies and educational practice. She is co-author of the Growing up Queer report, which was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s research excellence award from Western Sydney University, Australia.
Liz Duck-Chong is a freelance writer, sexual health advocate and peer worker, and filmmaker, who enjoys keeping her work with at least one foot squarely in the LGBTIQA+ community.
She appeared in the 2014 Transgender Anti-Violence Project short film ‘In My Shoes’, directed by Mon Schafter and Mat Govoni, and has since worked with and spoken at a number of community organisations in various roles, most recently at the launch of ACON’s Trans and Gender Diverse Health Blueprint at NSW Parliament House.
She currently divides her time between research, freelancing and her family and friends.
Hussein Hawli is a marketing professional with over five years of experience. He has worked in various roles, both agency and client side, including customer relationship management, advertising (print and digital), integrated marketing, and brand and social media strategy.
Throughout his career, he has delivered numerous award-winning campaigns for some of the world’s leading brands, including Qantas, Toyota, Cellarmasters, and H&R Block. Hussein currently works at Autosports Group – Australia’s leading prestige and luxury automotive group, as the Group’s marketing automation lead.
Hussein is a Board Member at Twenty10 inc. GLCS NSW and in his spare time, he is a rising voice in the Muslim LGBTQI+ community within Australia. He has volunteered for Sydney Queer Muslims group and is a regular speaker for the community, sharing insights gleaned from his personal experiences. This includes interviews with the ABC, Gay Star News, Medium and BBC World Service.
Hussein also has a Bachelor in Communication from Western Sydney University, with a major in Public Relations and sub-major in Journalism.
Clare is a supervisor in the Knowledge Management team at global law firm K&L Gates with over 10 years’ experience working in precedents and information management. Clare is a current volunteer at Twenty10 who has volunteered in admin support and assisted with preparations for our Mardi Gras and Glitterball events.
Sebastian is an experienced finance professional currently working in the Resolution and Enforcement team at the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority. His prior role at EY saw him use his accounting and finance knowledge to conduct external audits with a focus on the technology, communications and entertainment sector, as well as performing fraud investigations, risk assessments and dispute services for entities across a wide range of industries, both public and private.
While at EY he was heavily involved in workplace inclusion initiatives in the LGBTI space, having lead the LGBTI employee network in Australia for a number of years, as well as helping to establish sister networks in New Zealand and Japan. He brings his passion for giving back to the community to his role as Treasurer at Twenty10.
Monique “Mon” Schafter is a Walkley Award winning journalist and documentary filmmaker who reports for the ABC’s flagship current affairs program, 7.30. She has interviewed icons such as Academy Award winner Jodie Foster, Russian feminist punk collective Pussy Riot and rock legend Iggy Pop, and has sought out the voices of young asylum seekers, LGBTQI warriors, domestic violence survivors and indigenous trailblazers. Previously, Mon co-hosted the ABC’s ground-breaking current affairs comedy program Hungry Beast, produced by Andrew Denton.
Mon is also on the ABC’s Pride Committee and plays soccer for The Flying Bats queer women’s football club.
Warner brings over a decade of experience in activism and volunteering in Sydney’s LGBTIQA+ Communities. He has a long standing commitment to LGBTIQA+ mental health and has been a QLife telephone counsellor for the past 7 years.
Having trained in anthropology and computer science he currently works in technology in the media industry.