Our Staff

Katrina Pawley FoodShare
CEO - Katrina Pawley

Katrina Pawley is committed to doing good in our community and does so by leading FoodShare to meet the emergency food relief needs across our region.

Katrina joined the FoodShare team as Fundraising Coordinator in 2018 and in 2021 was appointed FoodShare's Assistant Manager to lead the expansion of FoodShare's services under the Victorian Government Regional Food Hub Project.

In 2022 Katrina commenced as CEO to ensure FoodShare continues to directly support those in the community experiencing financial hardship so that they have access to quality nutritious food and daily necessities. 

Katrina is experienced in leadership and identifying opportunities for business growth. She also has a background in marketing and communications as well as managing sponsorship programs and fundraising initiatives. 

Katrina can be contacted by emailing ceo@foodshare.org.au.

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Warehouse Coordinator - Lydia Crothers

Lydia Crothers has been in the logistics industry for over 34 years and joined the FoodShare team in April 2021 to facilitate the warehouse operations.

Lydia brings extensive knowledge and experience in managing inventory, storage and transportation. Being very customer focused, her goal each day is to make sure every customer feels valued and appreciated.

Commencing her career in the Royal Australian Airforce, Lydia progressed to the manufacturing industry and training sector. She has since worked, trained and supported an incredibly diverse group of people from work teams to refugees, long term unemployed people, VCAL students and redundant workers. 

Living on a beautiful hobby farm, Lydia has many rescue animals and produces as much food as she can. She also works hard to sustainably feed back into her farm through permaculture practices.

Lydia can be contacted by emailing warehouse@foodshare.org.au.

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Volunteer and Admin Coordinator - Sue Thornton

Sue Thornton joined the FoodShare team in September 2020 to take on the vital role of Volunteer and Admin Coordinator.

After running a successful family business for many years, Sue graduated from the Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Program with a desire for greater community involvement. 

Sue started volunteering with FoodShare in November 2019 and is a great believer in sustainability, recycling and equal access. 

Sue supports FoodShare by liasing with our network of agencies and local suppliers as well as provides support to FoodShare’s team of incredible volunteers.

Sue can be contacted by emailing admin@foodshare.org.au.

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Community Pantry Coordinator - Nicole Eirth

With the impacts of the 2020 summer bushfires and the coronavirus pandemic on our local communities, FoodShare introduced a Community Pantry service which enabled the team to provide food hampers directly to those experiencing financial hardship.

Nicole Eirth joined the team in October 2020 and coordinates the delivery of FoodShare's Community Pantry program.  

Nicole is a true local and has over 25 years of customer service from an extensive career in TV, radio, hospitality and travel.

Nicole started volunteering with FoodShare in May 2020 and was very excited to be part of a vital community service.

Find out more about our Community Pantry service or see how you can support FoodShare.

Nicole can be contacted by emailing community@foodshare.org.au.