Paul Papadatos Innovation Youth Centre Director he is a Highly skilled youth and community services professional with over 20 years’ experience. Worked in roles from direct client services and team leadership, through to senior management. In every role He has always sought to measurably improve the circumstances of the individuals and communities he serves. More Info...


     CHAIR (On Leave)

Richard Foster started in the legal profession in 1997 and went on to work in roles spanning telecommunications providers, banks and finance companies, involving the investigation and prevention of corporate crime. He later worked in a commercial law firm and in 2004 was appointed a Conciliator for the Energy and Water Ombudsman.  More Info...



Sophia Koutes has a passion for language and the culturally and linguistically diverse, including rare and emerging multicultural communities across Australia. With 25 years of experience in language services including two terms as Acting CEO for a State-owned Body and Government Business Enterprise, Sophia brings with her a wealth of knowledge in governance and ethical leadership, stakeholder and contract management in both the public and private sector.  More info...


      BOARD MEMBER                 (Acting Chair)

Bianca Nash is a passionate social worker with 14 years of experience in the community services industry. Bianca holds a double degree in Sociology and Social work and a Masters in Counselling. Bianca has worked in counselling and case management roles through the course of her career and has extensive experience in the provision of counselling support, case-management, and the development and facilitation of therapeutic groups. More info...





George is a lifetime professional who on graduating from La Trobe University has worked in various roles within the finance business sector from Team Leading to Facilitating training for new employees and streamlining day to day processes. More info...




Maria is undergoing the Master of Social Policy at the University of Melbourne and is a graduate from the Bachelor of Youth Work at Victoria University. She became involved with IYC as a youth reference group member and became inspired to further help the organisation via her studies to be a youth worker and later a social policy advisor and researcher. More info...




Aavish is pursuing an undergraduate double degree at Monash University in Actuarial Science and Accounting. Aavish has been taking part in various volunteering activities both in Australia and India for the past 5 years. More info...

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Innovation Youth Centre respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the Aboriginal nations within Victoria where our work takes place. We pay our respects to Elders both past and present and acknowledge the children and young people of past, current and future generations

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Innovation Youth Centre is a registered NDIS provider