The Infants' Home leadership team
Our leadership team is committed to integrity, diversity, collaboration and innovation
Working together to meet our vision of providing each child every opportunity
Our leadership team has a diverse range of skills, experience and expertise to meet the needs of our community and stakeholders
Elizabeth RobinsonMBA, LLB, Master of Arts, Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Chief Executive Officer
Elizabeth commenced at The Infants’ Home in 2017. Elizabeth’s career in early childhood education and care spans 20 years. From 1997 to 2011 she promoted quality assurance in children’s education and care services in Executive roles at the former National Childcare Accreditation Council. Continuing her career as an advocate for education, Elizabeth previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of a national membership association for learning and organisational development professionals.
Mariam ChristodoulosDiploma of Children’s Services, Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
Children’s Services Manager (Centre based)
Mariam started at The Infants’ Home in 2004, she is an early childhood teacher with over 15 years teaching and management experience. Mariam has developed strong integrated programs inspiring innovation with strong social justice underpinnings. She currently oversees the integrated centre based services onsite, building on consistency, quality and high levels of service delivery for all stakeholders.
Janîce FrancisBachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood), Cert IV in Training and Assessment, NSW Family Day Care Association Board Member
Children’s Services Manager (Family Day Care)
Janîce commenced at the Infants’ Home is 2017 and has over 20 years experience in the delivery of early childhood and family services in the corporate and not for profit sectors. She is responsible for our Family Day Care service which provides education and care via our network of Educators across Sydney.
Marlene ShepherdBachelor of Business (HRM) and is a Certified Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute
Human Resources Manager
Marlene commenced at The Infants’ Home in 2017, with over 10 years’ experience in strategic and operational human resources management. She is responsible for the delivery of human resources management services encompassing the full employee life cycle.
John ShenBachelor of Engineering (BEng), Master of Accounting (MAcc), Advanced Diploma (Accounting), MBA, CPA
John started at The Infants’ Home in 2000. John has over 20 years of accounting and financial experience in the commercial and non-profit sectors. He is responsible for the delivery of financial services including accounting, treasury, reporting, budgeting and insurance management as well as IT.
Jackie EvansBachelor of Social Science (BSocSc), Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), Fellow of the Fundraising Institute of Australia (FFIA)
Jackie started at The Infants’ Home in 2019. She is an experienced fundraising manager and has worked in the fundraising sector for over 20 years. Jackie leads The Infants’ Home’s fundraising team, and is responsible for ensuring that the overall fundraising strategy is implemented and revenue targets met so that we can continue to deliver The Infants’ Home’s innovative and much-needed services for children and families.