Ms Wood said she was honoured to be accepted for the role and looked forward to building on the great work the organisations have been doing with vulnerable youth in recent years.
The two agencies who assist homeless and at-risk youth in the areas of housing, support and advocacy are currently working towards amalgamation with Brisbane Youth Service (BYS) where Ms Wood is also the standing Chair.
“It is a privilege to be able to work with the Board of Carina Youth Agency and Youth Emergency Services,” said Ms Wood.
“I am passionate about vulnerable young people getting opportunities to improve their situation, and hopefully my experience and knowledge working with BYS, combined with my work in the private sector can help strengthen our ability to provide these services and most importantly life outcomes for those young people.”
BYS says the amalgamation will take several months to take effect and throughout the transition period they will be focused on ensuring there is continued high quality programs and services delivered to young people and young families.
Brisbane Youth Service, Youth Emergency Services and Carina Youth Agency will continue to provide their respective services without disruption for the foreseeable future.