Stella was appointed CEO of Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand in February 2018. As leader of this community services organisation, Stella continues her commitment to disrupting cycles of disadvantage, especially for women & children.
Stella was CEO of Kildonan UnitingCare between 2008 and 2017 where she led significant growth and innovation. Her experience spans correctional services at the Victorian Department of Justice and in local government youth services. She was also a consultant with Consumer Affairs Victoria as the resident sponsor at the Berkeley Retirement facility in 2017.
Stella is President of the Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS).
Previous appointments include the Office of Living Victoria’s Environment and Community Taskforce, the Ministerial Advisory Group Addressing Violence Against Women and Children, the Victorian Government’s Community Sector Reform Council and Australian Banking Association Customer Forum.