Our Staff

Stars Foundation is a highly professional organisation that prides itself on attracting and retaining the best possible staff. We have a high-expectations culture and know that we exist for one reason – to offer the very best to the girls and young women that we support.

Andrea Goddard, Chief Executive Officer – Andrea is driven by a relentless determination to make a difference. After leading the exponential growth of Clontarf from 2005 to 2013, she decided it was time to ensure girls received the same high standard of support as boys and established Stars Foundation. She is values-driven leader who is highly respected for her uncompromising commitment to quality and integrity.

David Francis, Regional Manager NT Remote & QLD – As a former School Principal, David is an experienced educator with a strong background in Indigenous education and engagement programs. He was the inaugural Academy Director for Clontarf in the East Kimberley (2007) and was the Top End Regional Manager from 2009 to 2013.

Michael McLean, Regional Manager NT Urban & VIC – As the first Territorian Indigenous footballer to succeed in the VFL/AFL (1982-1997), ‘Magic’ was a pioneer. The 200-game player and coach is as much a leader off the field as he was on it. Michael has spent 20 years post-football mentoring and inspiring the next generation in education and life, and was instrumental in the success of Clontarf in the Top End, working there in leadership roles from 2007 to 2015.

Jason Greene, Transitions Manager – Jason has been working in the employment and training sector for over 13 years and has experience in labour hire, permanent recruitment, group training and registered training organisations. He is passionate about sourcing real employment and training outcomes for all of our Stars.

Sharon Hunt, Finance Manager – Sharon has over 20 years’ experience in finance and business management, including executive and Board level roles. She is a passionate equity advocate and brings invaluable administrative expertise to Stars Foundation.

Jo McMillan, Communications Manager – Jo is an experienced communications professional and has worked in a range of  not-for-profit and Indigenous organisations, and for several Federal and State MPs and Ministers. Jo has a lifelong commitment to social justice and equality of opportunity.

Eve Ollington, Partnerships Manager – After nearly a decade working in corporate sponsorship, Eve followed her passion for youth development and gender equity into the not-for-profit sector, broadening her experience in partnerships, strategic planning and marketing with local government and international NGOs in Australia, and four years in southern Africa.


Casuarina Senior College, Darwin
Program Manager – Kylie Duggan
Program Mentor – Keisha Tinley
Program Mentor– Louise Turner

Dripstone Middle School, Darwin
Program Manager – Mark McLean
Program Mentor – Brittany Ward

Haileybury Rendall School, Darwin
Program Manager – Jaylene Bonson
Program Mentor – Kaitlin Carter

Katherine High School
Program Manager – Sophie Dreher
Program Mentor – Tamara Rosas
Program Mentor – Emma Atkinson
Program Mentor – Ashley Rosas
Program Mentor – Sarah Bailie-Mace
Program Mentor – Keely Ah Chin

Nightcliff Middle School, Darwin
Program Mentor – Jordie Ah Sam

Nhulunbuy High School
Program Mentor – Eddie Seni
Program Mentor – Leicolhn McKellar

Sanderson Middle School, Darwin
Program ManagerIggy Vallejo
Program Mentor
Amanda Walker
Program Mentor – Terri Anstess

Tennant Creek High School
Program Manager – Olivia Fry
Program Mentor – Jemma Paterson
Program Mentor – Sophia Minniecon

Yirrkala School
Program Manager – Jess Taylor
Program Mentor – Rosie Pearson


Heatley Secondary College
Program Manager – Sue Douglas
Program Mentor – Kylie Power
Program Mentor – Emma Ferguson
Program Mentor – Brooke Bartel

Pimlico State High School
Program Manager – Pam Santo-Appleby
Program Mentor – Kelsey Maher

Thuringowa State High School
Acting Program Manager – Phoebe Knox
Program Mentor – May Kabay
Program Mentor – Rebecca Healey
Program Mentor – Cynthia Frazer