It is with delight that I introduce Amanda Donohoe as the CEO of Servants Community Housing. Amanda succeeds Matt Maudlin, who concluded his service with Servants on 11th January.
Amanda is already well known to many within Servant’s networks. Since 2010 she has served as Servants’ Operations Manager and has acted as CEO on a number of occasions. Since receiving Matt’s resignation in December, the committee of management has reviewed the needs of the organisation moving forward. That process confirmed our belief that Amanda was the right person to lead the organisation. We are confident that Amanda will provide Servants with the leadership it needs to continue to serve and support its residents, bring strategic initiatives to fruition, and live out the organisation’s values.
In her role as Operations Manager, Amanda has already played a significant role in development of Servants. Amanda brings deep experience and commitment to working with vulnerable people to the role. She spent thirteen years working among Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory in crisis housing, development and education roles. She has had two periods of employment with Servants. From 1989 -1992 she served as a live-in housekeeper at Carrical House. She returned to serve at Carrical in 2010 before being appointed Servants’ Operations Manager later that year. Over the last six years, Amanda has built trusted working relationships with residents, staff, supporters and stakeholders as she has consistently demonstrated competence in character and in her work.
In announcing Amanda’s appointment, I also want to acknowledge the contribution made by her predecessor, Matt Maudlin. Matt joined Servants in 1998 and over 18 years oversaw the growth and development of Servants from a single household at Carrical to an organisation which operates three properties that eighty-nine residents and a group of committed housekeepers call “home”. He built strong connections with the local community, nurtured staff and volunteers, and championed the cause of residents for whom Servants exists. The relationship between Matt and Servants is deep and there is much shared history over the last 18 years. Matt leaves Servants in great shape and his legacy within the organisation is significant. The Committee of Servants sincerely thank Matt for his service and wish him success and fulfilment in the opportunities that lie ahead of him.
Amanda takes over at an exciting time, with the organisation in good shape. We look forward to working closely with Amanda to continue to grow the impact of Servants Community Housing and our relationship with all our partners.
President, Servants Community Housing