Meet the Team

The Team and Friends

The Team

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Prashan Paramanathan

Prashan dreams about a world where the smartest kids in school choose to join non-profits and social enterprises instead of management consulting and law firms. He tried being a management consultant for a while, but ran off to start micro finance banks with the World Bank Group for rural farmers in China before living and breathing the Australian non-profit sector for the last four years.

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Carl Francis
Engagement and Support Manager

Carl wants to see a world where everybody wants to make a difference in society. He believes that there’s room to integrate social action directly into our culture, whilst also making it fun! After completing a Media Studies degree, he started searching for ways to see how he could help others with his newfound skills. He has spent over 3 years working in the charity sector before joining Chuffed. Carl also jointly runs a YouTube channel / Facebook Page called 'Caruzmatic', which aims to show people how they can get involved in social action.

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Jennie Smith
Head of International Growth

After spending a number of years working in the corporate world, Jennie took a leap of faith and left her marketing job to launch her own business and test out her entrepreneurial skills. After successfully establishing an eco friendly fashion label with stockists around the world, she took the next step in her career by joining Etsy, as one of its first Australian employees. While at Etsy, Jennie developed a passion for supporting female entrepreneurs and learned first hand about the incredible power of community. Now Jennie is joining Chuffed to help propel their growth internationally and support campaigners from all over the globe to make a difference to the causes they are passionate about.

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Djena Dolkens
Product Owner

Djena (pronounced "Jenna") is passionate about empowering social change, particularly when it comes to caring for our environment. She's studying a Masters of Environmental Management at UNSW and travelling in her van meeting change makers around Australia, all while bringing the customer voice and a clear path for our product. Djena has broad experience in product strategy and delivery, across businesses of all different sizes and stages. She describes herself as “customer obsessed” and loves learning from customer feedback and behaviours.

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Charlotte Owen
Marketing Manager

Charlotte loves to envision the many ways our world can be better cared for. She started out at Uprise, a digital mental health start-up, while still at University and immediately loved the fast-paced and impactful work she could contribute to and learn from. Her passion for social impact is constantly evolving and right now she is exploring the intersections between mental health, Indigenous wisdom and culture, and sustainability and waste management. Charlotte has joined the team at Chuffed to amplify the voices and impact of our many amazing campaigners. In her spare time, you’ll find her in the bush, meditating, dancing or reading.

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Richard Masefield
Front End Engineer

Rich built his first PC at age 7 and has been thriving in the tech, design and software space ever since. He's worked the corporate slog in Hong Kong, trekked the advertising space in Cape Town and given his all to real estate software here in Australia. Not only is Rich passionate about creating the next digital solution, he's passionate about people and putting his skills to use where they're most needed. When he's not thinking about cleaner code he can be found in the ocean, drinking coffee or trying out a new beard comb.

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Ben Rowe
Tech Lead

Ben is a polyglot software engineer and has a passion for technology since his childhood. He constantly explores new technologies and always tinkering. With an enthusiasm for best practises and challenging the status quo, he has now joined the team to support the voices of those people who want to make the world a better place.


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Olivia Hilton
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Joel Connolly


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Katie Barry
Fundraising Advisor
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Sam Tatam
Brand Advisor
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Will Dayble
Tech Advisor
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Daniel May
Tech Advisor
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Dave Pisek
Tech Advisor