Creating a future without youth homelessness
Our Staff
Zoe Robinson - Chief Executive Officer

Zoe Robinson holds a law degree and a Masters of Human Rights. Zoe worked for 7 years as a insolvency lawyer and has spent the last 3 years at Deloitte Sydney working in internal strategy roles. Zoe also volunteered for a number of months for an organisation based in Houston, Texas for an organisation that represented death row inmates.

Having both experience in the professional services industry and the not for profit industry means that Zoe brings a balance of passion coupled with a “can do” attitude to her role as CEO of YFoundations. Zoe firmly believes that the youth should be given every opportunity to succeed and set themselves up for success, and that starts with a stable home and access to basic human rights that allow them to reach their full potential. Zoe is enthusiastic, energetic, and pragmatic and thoroughly enjoys collaborating with people to achieve a purpose and an outcome. YFoundations was an organisation that Zoe wanted to work with because of the foundations and values it represents, and the opportunities it provides to the youth.

In her own life, Zoe is a proud step mother to three children, a sports fan and a traveller.   

Chris Stone - Senior Policy Officer

IMG_0191Chris Stone joined Yfoundations as Senior Policy Officer in September 2014. He has previously held a number of policy research and analysis roles, including as Researcher and Lecturer in university research centres and as a Research Director in an independent think tank.Chris has publications on a number of youth homelessness related areas, including the efficiency of different sectors in providing public and community services, innovation in service provision, the effects that new approaches to services can have on community sector provides, and policy reforms in vocational education and employment services.Chris also has a particular research interest in the use of social science concepts and findings to improve the effectiveness of regulations and governance. He has qualifications in Law, Psychology and Philosophy.

Chris can be contacted in the office on (02) 8306 7909, on the mobile 0417219549 or by emailing  

Marella Gouvernet - Financial Administrator

IMG_0223Marella joined Yfoundations in May 2012 at the Financial Administrator. She has considerable experience as a bookkeeper having work in the non-profit sector for 25 years. Before coming over to the bright side, Marella worked for private accountancy firms doing bookkeeping and taxation for clients both in NSW and QLD. In the past five years she has worked in the community housing sector in Sydney.

Marella has understanding of government funding and comes to Yfoundations with strengths to make positive moves forward to creating a future without youth homelessness.

Marella can be contacted on (02) 8306 7902 or by emailing

Ben Corio - Generation YES Project Coordinator & Admin Support

IMG_0209Ben is the Generation YES Project Coordinator and Project Support Worker at Yfoundations. He holds a Certifivate IV in youth work and a Bachelor of graphic design from Wesley Institute. Simultaneous and prior to joining Yfoundations Ben has been a youth worker with Glebe Youth Service, the Fact Tree Youth Service and Save The Children Australia. Ben has also worked as a freelance graphic designer. 

Ben can be contacted on (02) 8306 7900 for Generation YES and for Yfoundations or by emailing 

More information about the Generation YES project