The Team

Reuvi Cooper

Twelve & Thirteen Committee

Born and raised in Melbourne, Reuvi has been working with kids and teens at Chabad Malvern for the last 12 years. He enjoys playing squash and other sports, loves to be busy and has endless energy to teach and inspire others. Reuvi enjoys bringing out the spark of Judaism in the younger generation and loves helping others.

Jennifer Dew

Program Manager

Jenn brings exceptional experience in facilitating business change and managing charitable and volunteering programs within the corporate sector. With a keen interest in social justice and building capacities in marginalised communities, Jenn is a mother to one and has been a past respite foster carer to many others. She believes each child is a potential change agent and is excited to ignite the inner altruistic spark in each Twelve and Thirteen participant. After hours Jenn enjoys entertaining, travel and daydreaming.

Moran Dvir

Founder of Twelve Batmi & Co Founder of Thirteen Barmi, Co-Chair Do Good Volunteers Ltd

When Moran Dvir’s eldest daughter was approaching her batmitzvah year, she formed Twelve Batmi to create a memorable, shared journey of giving (in fact, it was her daughter that coined the tagline, ‘A Year of Giving’). Since then, Moran’s role as (now) Co-Chair of the DoGood Volunteers Board has been both incredibly rewarding and intensely busy. Moran lives by the values of giving back and connectedness and can personally attest to the ‘helpers high’ one enjoys when volunteering. She loves Instagram, travelling, hanging out with her family and friends, walking her labradoodle Lucy, and long lazy naps.

Julie Hilton

Twelve & Thirteen Committee

Julie is a mother of three, and has a background in various professions including Teaching, Psychology, Sales, Marketing and of course, volunteering. Inspired to always help others and recognise need and injustice, being there for other people has always come straight from the heart for Julie. From a very young age, Julie was exposed to disadvantaged children and families through the work of The Ardoch Youth Foundation, where her Mum, Kathy Hilton was the founder. Julie has joined the team after completing the Thirteen program with son Brody in 2018 and is excited to continue the journey and be a part of the ‘magic’ that occurs between the boys/girls and their families as they work through the program.
 

Julian Isaacs

Treasurer, DoGood Volunteers Ltd

Julian is a CPA Qualified accountant with 30+ years experience mainly as top finance position in SMB’s in a multitude of different industries. He is currently self employed running a bookkeeping business offering the full suite of book keeping services, BAS Agent and financial business advice, and is proficient in a multitude of software packages.  Julian has been voluntarily involved in the Jewish community since his teens in a number of community organisations from AZA youth groups, to AUJS and Maccabi. Julian has been involved at grass roots and executive levels of all organisations he has volunteered with.

Ronit Joel

Ronit Joel, Board Secretary DoGood Volunteers Ltd and Twelve & Thirteen Committee

Ronit is a Psychologist and mother to three amazing kids.  Ronit has been working as a Psychologist in private practice for over 15 years and is a Director of Sage Psychology Group.  Ronit has always been an active volunteer, from her younger years at Habonim to volunteering with organisations such as St Kilda Mums, National Council of Jewish Women (Vic) and the Mt Scopus Parent Council in more recent years.  Ronit has been a facilitator of the Twelve Program for two years and is currently the Secretary of the Board. 

Tory Kraus

Board Member, DoGood Volunteers Ltd

After 10 years as a commercial lawyer, Tory made a career change in 2017 and started a new role as Volunteer Coordinator at Emmy Monash Aged Care combining experience from law, volunteering and previous communal involvement.  Tory also joined the DoGood Board in 2017 as a way to continue her involvement in the Jewish and wider community.  Tory is the mother of three young children and even though her kids aren’t quite at the Twelve/Thirteen stage, Tory is excited to contribute to a such a meaningful program. Tory loves reading, Pilates and spending time with friends and family - old and new. 

Lindy Lifszyc

Twelve & Thirteen Committee

Lindy is passionate about education and the well-being of our young people. She is a mum, wife and educator who loves traveling and wants to make a difference. Lindy taught History, Jewish Studies and Spanish at Bialik College for many years and now works for the Anti-Defamation Commission teaching an anti-bullying, anti-hate program in primary and secondary schools around Melbourne. She joined the Twelve committee in 2018 and is thoroughly enjoying her involvement.

Dannielle Michaels

Board Member, DoGood Volunteers Ltd

Dannielle is co-founder of b.box for kids, where she heads up the company’s global marketing, sales and business development. Dannielle started her career as a journalist with the Australian Jewish News, moving into advertising and strategic communications before starting b.box 10 years ago with an idea and a more than dash of chutzpah. Dannielle brings her passion for people, creative thinking and paying it forward to the team. She has always been involved in the community and believes strongly in leading by example. Dannielle is a mum of three girls and loves Pilates, travel, reading and fairy floss.  

Davin Miller

Board Member, DoGood Volunteers Ltd

Davin Miller has held various CEO and General Management roles for the past 15 years and is currently the Australasian CEO for TSG, a Payments and Software company. For the past 2 years, Davin has served on the Board of Leibler Yavneh College where he has been responsible for the Enrolments Portfolio. Davin has two daughters, aged 12 and 14, both of which have completed the Twelve program. In his spare time, he likes to run marathons and talk about running … a lot.

Leah Miller

Twelve & Thirteen Committee

After eight years working in Public Affairs, Leah made a complete career change opening and running beauty salons with a specialty in waxing, called Waxed, and has since grown her business to five salons throughout Melbourne.  Leah loves entertaining, camping and the outdoors and encourages her two daughters, who have both been through the Twelve Program, to do the same.

 

Growing up in Brisbane, Leah was always very involved in community development, in particular encouraging youth to stay connected and active. She hopes to continue her passion through the Twelve and Thirteen Programs.

 

Sophie Oppenheimer

Twelve & Thirteen Committee

Sophie grew up and studied in the UK. She completed a degree in teaching and music. Sophie has lived and worked in Singapore and Mauritius and is currently based near the beach with two young boys balancing tutoring, floral design and life in general. She enjoys running, cooking, hiking, travel, flowers, reading, theatre and music.

Rachel Pitt

Twelve & Thirteen Committee

Rachel holds a degree in psychology and has over 15 years experience in the IT & Telco industry.  Rachel is a mother of three super active children and is as passionate about children as she is about positive change. Rachel is co -president of WIZO Kids, where she devotes her time to workshops which teach children the value of giving back and actively participating in social justice. In her spare time she likes to run and spend time with family and friends.

Natalie Rose

Twelve & Thirteen Committee

Natalie has been involved with the Twelve program since its inception in 2015.  She has a background in Educational Psychology and has experience in both private and public sector organisations in health and education roles.  She currently works at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Clinical Research Development.  Natalie is a mother of three girls.  Her interests include cooking, family travel, reading, Pilates and border collies.

Devin Rudaizky

Board Member, DoGood Volunteers Ltd

Devin is in his final year of his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws, where his Arts majors were politics and literary studies. For the past three years, Devin has worked as a legal project manager for start-ups and social enterprises at #CorporateAdvice. He also has experience as a paralegal at Arnold Bloch Leibler. In 2016, he spent a few months volunteering in Arizona in death penalty defence. He also has experience in the youth-org space, where he managed an 8-month policy fellowship program for people under 25. Devin is passionate about human rights and animal rights, and has a strong interest in literature, politics, travel and food.

Natalie Siegel

Twelve & Thirteen Committee

Natalie Siegel is TaskForce’s Executive Manager, Operations. Natalie has worked in the not for profit sector for over 20 years, with over twelve years in management. She has been with TaskForce since 2011, and has extensive experience in contract management and community sector collaboration. Her experience has provided her with a deep appreciation of how not for profits work effectively within communities. Natalie’s passion lies in improving the lives of people from disadvantaged communities, supporting their safety and wellbeing and helping to pave the way towards a brighter future.

Tammie Slade

Co-Chair, DoGood Volunteers Ltd

Tammie is a mother of four, with a background in Occupational Therapy. Her passions include family, yoga, and supporting her community, both Jewish and wider. Tammie has been volunteering in the community for many years, including a four year term Co- Chairing the parents’ organisation at her children’s school and weekly participation in a giving shift at St Kilda Mums.  Tammie completed the Yesod program at Jewish Care in 2017 and joined the DoGood board in 2018.

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