Janine Botfield is the Director of Younity Community Services, a not-for-profit organisation located in Moreton Bay, Qld. Janine has worked in community services sector for over 20 years, in both government and third sector organisations, and is passionate about joining up people and creating vibrant spaces for the design and delivery of asset-based community initiatives.
Having taken Younity through significant strategic and operational development over the last two years, Janine is now looking for opportunities focusing on sustainability for the organisation and the vital work it does within its communities. Janine is a big fan of disruptive innovation and is not scared of shaking up the standard vision of community services to embrace new markets and technologies to grow service scope.
Janine’s vision for the community services sector is one working in non-traditional partnerships with business and tech innovators to increase their enterprise capacity and reduce reliance on grant-based income. She believes this is the key to providing genuinely inclusive, tailored and sustainable change for disadvantaged communities.