Melinda Dwight is the National Director of Alpha Australia, previous Chair of the William Wilberforce Foundation and Harvest Bible College.
We’re excited to have Melinda as our key note speaker, panelist and elective speaker this year at neoLeader. As you can see, Melinda has a wealth of leadership experience and has no doubt faced many seasons and challenges throughout her leadership journey. We can’t wait to hear her share with us on our panel!
Associate Professor Stephen Stathis has obtained a dual fellowship in paediatrics and psychiatry, with certificates in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. Stephen is currently the Medical Director of Child and Youth Mental Health Services, Children’s Health Queensland. He also acts as the Clinical Advisor to Queensland Health for child and youth mental health. Stephen has extensive experience working among vulnerable and marginalised young people within the community. For over 8 years, he was member of the Board of ACT for Kids, an Australian NGO which works to treat and prevent child abuse. His clinical interests include ‘bridging the gap’ between paediatrics and psychiatry, mental health policy and strategic planning, gender dysphoria, consequences of early childhood trauma and abuse, and adolescent forensic psychiatry.
Steve joins us on our panel and we’re excited to have him share his experience and leadership story with us.
Dave Benson is a former high school teacher, youth worker and pastor who currently lectures at Malyon College in the areas of evangelism, apologetics, worldview, faith-work integration and practical theology. Dave will be running the input for these neoNight workshops.
Dave is passionate about pluralistic dialogue and the public expression of Christian faith in a post-Christendom context. Dave is also passionate about seeing young leaders equipped to influence the world for the sake of the Gospel and sits on the neoLeader Board.