Who are we?
Like the Succulents, they are resilient to dry climate, Community Flower Studio (CFS) aims to inspire youth to survive tough circumstances. Through our various creative workshops, CFS members share life skills with young people facing mental health challenges through face-to-face interactions and assist them in finding meaningful employment!
Dr Bibiana Chan
Bibi wears several hats – mental health researcher, laughter yoga trainer, bushwalk leader, mixed-media artist, florist and street photographer. She is passionate in applying her various skill sets in running the Community Flower Studio. She is a person in recovery with lived experience in clinical depression.
Ms Rabia Khan
Rabia is an epidemiologist and the founder of a social enterprise ‘Data Action Impact’. She is a data whisperer and helps CFS collate data on our social impact.
Mr Geoff Turner
Geoff is an Electrical Engineer who is also interested in creative arts. He is passionate about climate action.
Ms Nikki Nyam
Nikki is a successful entrepreneur. She is keen to take CFS’s social enterprise arm to the next level of business.
Mrs. Helen Benu
Helen is responsible for driving StreetWork to the next level, building on the solid foundation established under prior leaders. Over the past 35 years she has held senior management and leadership roles across the not-for-profit sector with a focus on youth development and volunteer management. Helen was instrumental in professionalising StreetWork’s operations and is now leading our expansion to new communities in Sydney’s north. Helen is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD).
Mr Kim Wilkins
Kim is a retired lawyer and a long-standing member of the Northbridge Rotary Club. He is also the CFS Legal Consultant advising the committee on legal matters!
Ms Helen Borland
Helen is a civil engineer and a mother of 2 twin boys. Helen is passionate about social justice.
Mr. Kim Wilkins
Mental Health Consultant
Dr Bettina Christl
Bettina is a clinical psychologist who contributes heavily to our social enterprise’s approach and outreach to young people with mental challenges.
Mental Health Education Consultant
Dr. Tess Cleradin
Tess is passionate about mental health education. She was the editor for many publications by the Black Dog Institute. Tess contributed tremendously to the planning of many of CFS programs.
Ms Michelle Di Benedetto
has ample experience in fundraising. She is instrumental in organising Bunning BBQs. Michelle is also a keen gardener.
Ms Irene Chung
Irene is the Director of Marketing at the College of Law. She has been advising TEAM CFS on marketing matters since Day 1. Irene mentored the first CFS intern in 2020.
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