Our team

CHP has ten employees who come from a variety of backgrounds and offer a broad range of experience to the organisation.

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Jenny Smith, CEO

Jenny’s professional life has been dedicated to the public sector.  This includes 25 years in leadership and management roles in policy,  management, government, in training and service delivery, and in health, mental health, community health and community sectors.

Jenny joined the Council to Homeless Persons (CHP) in 2011, following her role as General Manager Medical Services at St Vincent’s in Fitzroy. There her responsibilities  included emergency demand, addiction medicine, correctional health and mental health.

Jenny began her career as a social worker and family therapist. She has since completed a Master’s degree in social work and a Master’s qualification in public policy and management. She is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has considerable experience as a Board director of community sector agencies and she is currently Chair of Homelessness Australia.

Across her career, Jenny has partnered with colleagues to author a number of papers published in refereed journals. These include the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, Australian Social Work and The British Journal of Psychiatry.

Jenny is passionate about applying her skills and experience to ending homelessness and about working in partnership with those who have experienced homelessness, the specialist homelessness sector, public sector providers, government and the philanthropic and corporate communities.

Phone: 8415 6200

Email: jenny@chp.org.au

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