Jason Juretic is the CEO of the award-winning non-profit Stepping Stone House which provides accommodation and personal development for young people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness so they can achieve independence and are inspired to become the very best they can be.
Jason has enjoyed a very varied career, starting his working life as a pilot in the United Kingdom Royal Air Force, he then moved into security and counter terrorism roles as an officer before leaving the military to take on management and executive leadership roles in the travel, transport, IT and supply chain industries.
Jason has dedicated over 25 years in both volunteer and professional roles to developing, mentoring and supporting disadvantaged children and youth to become the very best they can be. His unique approach to empowerment is characterised by the use of measurable goals and outcomes which foster a sense of achievement and self-belief in those he supports.
Jason is a passionate believer that a team is greater than the sum of its parts and the true purpose of life is to create connections and help other people.
Shana Lewis manages the accommodation and personal development for homeless and disadvantaged young people.
Shana started her career providing residential services in the Disability sector before moving across to the Youth sector for the last 5 years.
Shana graduated with a Bachelor of Psychology from Macquarie University, and has incorporated her knowledge of therapeutic care into the design and provision of Stepping Stone House’s residential services, which deliver higher than sector standard outcomes for vulnerable and at-risk young people experiencing homelessness.
Cara started her career providing residential services in the Disability sector before moving to the Youth sector for the last 3 years.
With her Masters of Applied Behaviour Analysis from NUIG, and a Bachelor of Psychology from WIT, she has incorporated her knowledge of therapeutic care into the design and provision of residential services that deliver outcomes that are higher than sector standard for vulnerable and at-risk young people.