Devett Kennedy (nee O'Brien) is the Lead Organiser of the Queensland Community Alliance. He has served in this role since 2018, 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.
From Paris to Whyalla to Woodridge, Devett has 20 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 has been the organiser behind much of the Alliance’s most successful organising including funding better public transport in Logan, Establishment of community maternity hubs, and Concession fares for people seeking asylum.
He passionately believes that building habits of relational power, deep listening, public action, and strong organisation are our best hope of creating lasting democratic change.
Devett is active in the St Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Parish in Marsden.
Emily Kain is an organiser with the Queensland Community Alliance.
Originally from Campbelltown in South West Sydney, Emily is deeply driven to organise the working class to engage in public life. She has eight years’ experience as an organiser and trainer through the climate movement and with the Alliance.
Currently, Emily spends half of her work time with leaders in Logan to win secure, local jobs, and the other half with leaders in Townsville interested in establishing an Alliance in North Queensland. She is an active delegate and member of the Services Union and the Chair of the Queensland Conservation Council.
Emily finds joy in cooking for friends, hanging out in the bush and spending time with her sisters and niece.
Stephen Secomb is the Administration Coordinator for the Queensland Community Alliance.
Stephen has been involved with the Alliance since becoming becoming an active participant in the Mt Gravatt district organising in 2018. In August 2019 he accepted the role as Administration Coordinator. He has spent many years in the community, NFP and union sectors in both executive and non-executive administrative roles.
Stephen is passionate about community and fervently believes the Alliance has a pivotal role in shaping public decision-making both now and into the future.
Walters Nkemfack is an organiser with the Queensland Community Alliance.
Walters has lived on three 3 continents and gained experience in more than 7 industries as a soldier, teacher, community organiser, manager, Youth and social worker, CEO, leader, and volunteer.
Walters’s professional career of 19 years has encompassed, experiences, knowledge, and skills keeping people and the community at the epicentre. Walter’s pursuit has always been about development, knowledge, achievement, progress, and purpose by building strong relationships through powerful collaborations. Walters is a critical thinker and passionate about justice for the disadvantaged.
Born in the Former British Southern Cameroons of West Africa, Walters decided to relocate to Australia in 2010 from Europe to call the Sunshine Coast home. Walters is an active member of the Sunshine Coast community and a proud Australian citizen.
Walters is passionate about family, social justice, community empowerment, human rights, Capitalholism, and policies.
Walter’s vision is to create more programs and opportunities that support the Multicultural community on the Sunshine Coast and Queensland at large.