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Karyn Walsh

Karyn Walsh is the CEO of Micah Projects, a Brisbane not for profit organisation committed to social justice through service provision and advocacy to improve the lives of disadvantaged and marginalised people.

Over the past 25 years, the organisation has been actively involved in change processes in our service provision and in advocacy for investment toward more effective policy and programs which can end homelessness. As an organisation, Micah Projects is committed to integrated services which provide individuals and families with resources, services and opportunities to have a home, connection with their families and a quality of life.

Karyn has actively participated in ministerial, government and non-governmental committees and processes for many years.

In 2016, Karyn was awarded a Doctor of Social Work and Nursing honoris causa by the University of Queensland in recognition of her work in the not for profit sector for over 40 years. In 2017, Karyn was awarded a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia for her work in the homelessness sector and in mental health support.

Karyn joined the Council because she is passionate about the necessity of integrated housing, healthcare and recovery services. She looks forward to sharing her knowledge about the lifelong impact of childhood adversity and trauma on people’s lives.