Jess Karlsson - Social Media


From: Wednesday December 4, 2019, 7:00 am

To: Wednesday December 4, 2019, 8:30 am

Jess’ executive leadership & management experience spans across private, commercial and not for profit sectors. Over the past 10 years, Jess has managed recreation centres, health departments and profit for purpose organisations across QLD, NT and WA. She relocated from her previous role as CEO of an international non-profit organisation, the YMCA for her current position as CEO of Cahoots (previously known as Kids’ Camps Inc.) in 2015. Since Jess joined Cahoots the organisation has been transformed, more than quadrupling in size and continues to evolve and flourish to date.

Jess’ leadership focuses on developing teams, partnerships, and business opportunities to help organisations shine.

Jess is also the Chairperson of a social enterprise My Care My Choice, which aims to improve the lives of Western Australians by connecting them with community services.

Formal tertiary studies; BA Exercise Sciences, Dip. Sport Development, Dip. Business, Dip. of Management, Diploma of Community Governance, AICD Company Directors’ Course, Foundations of Governance & Cert. Governance.

Current community volunteering engagements include; Chairperson of online social enterprise, Rotary of Western Australia Board Director (Head of Marketing and Public Image), Night Manager Telethon Community Cinemas & Mentor for Leadership WA’s Leadability cohort.

Jess also advocates actively for community causes by supporting and leading challenges to raise awareness, in fundraising activities like; Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Abseiling Central Park, House Building Youth Projects & Cycling 500km to Uluru from Alice Springs. Jess is a proud member of Beaufort Rotary Club and contributed, as part of the founding leadership team, to the strategy and development of the club during its creation and charter. Jess has dedicated her life to positively impacting the lives of young people around her and helping keep them safe, whilst providing them with life changing opportunities.


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