National Homelessness Conference 2018
Chief Executive Officer, Micah Projects
Karyn Walsh is the CEO of Micah Projects, a not for profit organisation in Brisbane committed to social justice. Over the past 20 years, the organisation has been actively involved in change processes in our service provision and in advocacy for investment toward more effective policy and programs which can end homelessness. As an organisation they are committed to integrated services which provide individuals and families with resources, services and opportunities to have a home, connection with their families and a quality of life.
Karyn is a Director of the Australian Alliance to End Homelessness, a member of ministerial, government and NGO committees. In 2016, Karyn was awarded a Doctor of Social Work and Nursing honoris causa by the University of Queensland in recognition of her work in the not for profit sector for over 37 years. In 2017, Karyn was awarded a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia for her work in the homelessness sector and in mental health support.