The Team

Jessica Brown

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Jessica Brown has worked with disadvantaged youth for more than 20 years. She officially founded Life Changing Experiences in 2003.

The SISTER2sister program is the core initiative of the Foundation. It is a year-long mentoring and resilience program which matches marginalised girls with professional women from the community. This early intervention program is designed to break the cycle of deeply entrenched inter generational social issues, with the long term goal of building a better future for the next generation. Together with their mentors, girls attend an intensive risk management course to build resilience and empower positive change.

So far she has raised close to $6,000,000 for the Foundation and for the past decade has managed to achieve incredible results through the SISTER2sister program with just two full time staff.

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Marnee May

Program Co-ordinator

Marnee is the SISTER2sister program Co-ordinator at Life Changing Experiences Foundation. Running the year long mentoring program for disadvantage teenage girls from across the Sydney metropolitan area and surrounds. Marnee originally studied Fashion Design and Technology at Ultimo Tafe.

A change of circumstances created an opportunity to join the Life Changing Experiences team in 2009 as an office administration assistant, progressing into her current role over the past 5 years. Marnee has an active role in all areas of the Foundation, from program planning and facilitating, recruitment and training mentors and managing logistics across both the program and Foundation.

As well as being fortunate to work with hundreds of volunteers and the SISTER2sister beneficiary’s, Marnee has been part of successful fundraising initiatives such co–editing the Foundation Cookbook ‘Cooked with Love’ and fundraising events such as Step Up for SISTERHOOD Week.

Marnee is passionate about working with youth and providing them with the tools, encouragement and opportunities to make positive life choices. Marnee has been recognised for the work she has done at Life Changing Experiences Foundation by receiving nominations for the Hesta Community Sector Award, under the Organisation category and was awarded as NSW finalist in the Inspiration category for the Pride of Australia Award.

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Linda Beuzeville

Welfare Manager

Linda is a qualified and registered counsellor, her path into working as a counsellor grew from her own life experiences and the desire to help others in the community. She worked at a private treatment centre in Sydney for mood disorders and addictions for many years alongside her private practice on the Northern Beaches. She also has over 20 years experience managing a construction business.

Linda initially came on board with Life Changing Experiences Foundation as a volunteer in 2009 and since 2013 has been employed part time as the Welfare Manager for the SISTER2sister program, overseeing the Little Sister’s welfare needs in the current program as well as liaising with Big Sisters throughout the year. Linda is passionate about her work with the girls in the program and has seen firsthand, many times over, the impact the program can have on the girl’s lives.

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