Devett Kennedy (nee O'Brien) is the Lead Organiser of the Queensland Communitty Alliance, after joining the Alliance in 2015 as an organiser. He is the former Secretary-General of the International Young Catholic Students movement, a global movement of 3.5 million members.
Devett is active in the St Maximillien Kolbe Catholic Parish in Marsden. He is passionate about connecting faith with everyday life in a spirit of contemplation and action.
He has over 15 years experience in developing ordinary citizens as transformative leaders in their own lives, their communities and the broader society through values-based social action.
Devett is based in Logan
Elise joined the Queensland Community Alliance as an organiser in 2017 and comes to us from the Spencer Gulf of regional South Australia.
Elise is a former National Co-ordinator of the Australian Young Christian Students movement, and has been a member of the Australian Catholic Youth Council since 2013. She has a background in engaging the public face-to-face in the development and fundraising work of World Vision Austalia.
Elise recently graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Laws/Arts and was exposed to the work of one of our sister Alliances, Citizens UK, when studying at the University of Nottingham in 2016.
Dave Copeman was the founding Lead Organiser of the Queensland Community Alliance and was instrumental to creating the organisation. He has previously worked as a human rights campaigner for Amnesty International in Queensland and East Africa, and was first inspired to work on human rights after volunteering with the Movement for Democratic Change, the political opposition in Zimbabwe, in 2002-2004.
Dave Copeman stepped down as Lead Organiser on June 30 2018 to travel to Spain with his family and take a break to write about organising.