National Homelessness Conference 2018
Chief Executive Officer, Mercy Foundation
Felicity Reynolds has been CEO of the Mercy Foundation since 2008 and previously worked in senior roles in homelessness, mental health and health research in various organisations and universities. The Mercy Foundation is focused on ending homelessness, through supporting structural change and encouraging the use of evidence based approaches to link people experiencing homelessness with housing and housing support.
Felicity is a Churchill Fellow who used her fellowship to investigate effective responses to people who experience chronic homelessness. She continues to stay in touch with academics, policy leaders and practitioners both nationally and internationally and was invited to the first OECD meeting on homelessness in 2012 in Paris. Felicity is currently a Board member of the Australian Alliance to End Homelessness and since 2005 she has also been a part-time member of the NSW Mental Health Review Tribunal.
Felicity is co-author of the chapter on homelessness services reform in the Book ‘Homelessness in Australia: An Introduction’ published by University of NSW Press.