About

Governance.

iEmpower is governed by the iEmpower Board which oversees the functions, operations and strategy of iEmpower.

The Board is primarily responsible for ensuring that iEmpower remains a sustainable, feasible and accountable oragnisation by monitoring our performance and systems. Our Board Members are valuable members of iEmpower, supporting our vision and enabling our services and programs to be possible.

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Ruby Heffernan

Ruby Heffernan

Director of the Board

Ruby Heffernan is a lawyer with Maurice Blackburn lawyers. She holds qualifications in Law as well as Media. Ruby is determined and community-minded.

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Godefa Berhane G'her

Godefa Berhane G'her

Deputy Chair

Born in Ethiopia, Godefa came to Australia as a refugee in the mid-1990s. Godefa holds Bachelor of Arts (Human Services), Masters of Social Science (International Development) and Masters of Education Studies (Special Education).

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Abeselom Nega

Abeselom Nega

Director of the Board

Abeselom is the CEO of iEmpower a highly regarded youth services organisation. Previously, Abeselom was the State and General Manager of AMES Employment overseeing 400 staff and with a budget of over 40mil.

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Rebecca McFadden

Rebecca McFadden

Board Executive

Rebecca is the Administration and Contracts Manager at iEmpower with over eighteen years’ experience in management. Born and raised in Sydney, Rebecca made the move to Melbourne in 2015 to pursue other opportunities which ultimately led her to iEmpower.

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Ahmed Dini

Ahmed Dini

Board Member

Ahmed Dini arrived in Australia at ten years old after enduring the challenges of living in a refugee camp. Ahmed has grown to become one of the most prominent leaders in Australia’s Somali community; supporting Somali migrants through initiatives that provide support and care to Somali families. Ahmed is an advocate in his community.

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Nathan Hamad

Secretary

We provide a range of services with sustainable outcomes for young people of diverse backgrounds