Executive Team

Each member of our executive team is a subject matter expert and is incredibly passionate about their field of expertise.

James Blevin, CEO

James Blevin, CEO

An eclectic leader with broad experience in Australia and overseas, James began his career as a chartered accountant in professional services firms, consulting to large private companies, charities and government. This foundation propelled James into general management, where his passion for the not-for-profit sector soon developed.

James’s skillset as a technician and communicator aligns well with Youturn’s mission to support more people to live healthy and meaningful lives. Amidst a national expansion, his efforts continue to be instrumental in clarifying Youturn’s priorities and nurturing the company as an employer of choice.

James’ enthusiasm for community welfare remains a driving force in his role as a not-for-profit CEO. Beyond his responsibilities at Youturn, he generously dedicates his time to community service. He serves as a dedicated school board member and proudly holds the position of Founding Director of a conservation fund.

Darce Foley, General Manager, Community Services

Darce Foley, General Manager, Community Services

Darce joined Youturn in 2018 and leads the Homelessness and Child Safety teams to support vulnerable children, young people and their families across the Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba regions.

Having worked extensively in government and non-government areas of social welfare and the community sector for more than 20 years, Darce has an in-depth understanding of the deliverables required to tackle the complexities and intricacies of breaking the cycle of homelessness.

Darce is compelled by the belief that each person has the right to secure and stable accommodation and is driven by this belief to empower young people to meet the challenges of their lives within a supportive and safe home environment.

Amanda Glenwright, General Manager, Health Services

Amanda Glenwright, General Manager, Health Services

Amanda joined Youturn in November 2021, and has brought with her extensive experience in health and social care. Passionate about improving health and social systems and promoting equality in our communities, Amanda also has experience in health policy,  program design and leadership experience in complex and changing environments.

With a Bachelor of Nursing and a Masters in Health Service Management specialising in Health Economics, Amanda understands community-based service delivery models and has collaborated on multiple publications and research projects. One of these projects has now gone on to be implemented in hospitals throughout Queensland and overseas.

Terry Plant, Chief Financial Officer

Terry Plant, Chief Financial Officer

Terry joined Youturn in early 2023, bringing with him a decade’s worth of experience as the Chief Financial Officer in similar not-for-profit organisations.

A Fellow Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Terry has a deep understanding of good governance with regards to not-for-profit finances, and the intricacies of funding requirements from State and Commonwealth bodies.

Terry is committed to ensuring that our programs deliver value for money services to our young and vulnerable users and their families.

Marc Nichols, General Manager, Corporate Services

Marc Nichols, General Manager, Corporate Services

Marc Nichols joined Youturn in 2023 and leads the Communities and Partnerships team to ensure Youturn amplifies its impact and grows its connection to the communities in which it operates.

Marc has extensive executive experience delivering transformational change and has more than 20 years’ experience leading diverse teams.

Motivated by the belief that Youturn will best deliver a lasting impact to the lives of those we support, Marc is passionate about building strong, collaborative and capable teams.

Our organisation is a company limited by guarantee. We are registered with the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission (ACNC), classified a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status.

StandBy Support After Suicide is a program of Youturn Limited

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Youturn supports young and vulnerable people of all ages across Australia, committed to ensuring that they have access to secure and affordable housing, and enjoy optimal mental wellbeing.

Youturn would like to acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as Australia’s First People and Traditional Custodians. We value their cultures, identities, and continuing connection to country, waters, kin and community. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and are committed to making a positive contribution to the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, by providing services that are welcoming, safe, culturally appropriate and inclusive

Youturn is committed to embracing diversity and eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of health services. Youturn welcomes all people irrespective of ethnicity, lifestyle choice, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

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