Head of Business Services - Public Outreach Australia Head of Operations - Public Outreach New Zealand
I’ve come to know Public Outreach as part of my home and my family. I started in November 2010 at what was supposed to be a casual job but as time progressed, I began to realise that it was much more than that. To me, Public Outreach will always be the place where I have been offered opportunities that I may not have been given elsewhere especially in such a short amount of time. I have been given the opportunity to manage a multitude of departments, projects and of course, been able to travel around Australia and Canada. It has not only presented me with the opportunity to develop as a professional but has also allowed me to work with some of the most remarkable people, as well as with organisations that come together to make a difference. I come to work each day knowing that we are all valued team members and that we are a part of the bigger picture - I can safely say that Public Outreach is one of a kind.
Fun fact: I am a Supernatural fan girl!
Meraya Gomez, CPA
Head of Finance
I joined Public Outreach in December 2011 and yet I am continuously being faced with new challenges which keeps my job interesting and ensures I am always developing. Not only has Public Outreach given me a work life balance but also has given me the opportunity to view the world from a new perspective. I meet and work with some truly amazing people. It gives me great joy at the end of the day to be working together with these amazing people to make the world a better place.
Fun fact: I love instant coffee - I will always choose instant coffee over the world’s greatest barista made coffee!
Head of Human Resources
I began my career at Public Outreach in March 2013 as a fundraiser in Perth. I have since lived all over Australia as a Fundraising Manager before taking on the Recruitment Manager role. Now I run the Human Resources department! I love working for Public Outreach because of our focus on impeccable ethics, fantastic company culture, and personal growth opportunities. My favourite thing about running the HR department is that I'm responsible for not only attracting amazing fundraising talent from all over the country, but also offering people amazing growth opportunities in the Not-for-Profit sector!
Fun fact: I am fluently trilingual and absolutely mad about gardening!
Head of Client Services
I started at Public Outreach in March 2015 as Sydney's Administrator. I since became the National Coordinator of the Fundraising Support & Permits departments. In 2016 I was offered the role of Client Services Account Manager which was an absolute dream come true! I am incredibly grateful for the countless opportunities that Public Outreach has given me which have allowed me to grow professionally. I love working in a place that allows me to use my tertiary background in International Relations, Anthropology and Development in a practical, passionate and ethical way!
Fun fact: I am secretly obsessed with mahraganat music, also known as "electro shaabi", which is essentially Egyptian wedding rave!
National Administrative Services Manager
I started at Public Outreach after finishing university as a temporary Data Entry officer. It was only supposed to be a few months work whilst I figured out where my degree would take me. Fast forward four years and I'm now the National Administrative Services Manager. There is really no place like Public Outreach to work - I hear the word 'culture' bandied around often, but the work culture here is second to none, not to mention the sheer dedication I've seen to the company and our charities. My work colleagues have become some of my closest friends and I couldn't imagine my life without them!
Fun fact: My go-to background noise movie is any of the Lord Of The Rings trilogy. So much so that I can sit there and quote it almost verbatim.
Data and Resource Manager (POP)
I started at PO on Halloween 2013 (ooohhh spooky!) as a phone fundraiser, since then I have been involved in many different departments of PO. Everything from donor care to administration, ending as the Data and Resource Manager! Three and a half years later and I am in a job I love at a company that has amazing values and people! Public Outreach has given me many opportunities that I would not have gained anywhere else and they've helped me decide my career. I cannot imagine working anywhere but here: the friends I have made here I know are going to be friends for life!
Fun Fact: My life motto is 'chin up princess or the crown slips'.
Data and Resource Manager (F2F)
I began my career at Public Outreach in June 2013 as Melbourne's Fundraising Support Officer, under the impression that the job would be temporary until I decided to go back to uni. In March 2014 I was given the opportunity to move into the wonderful world of data, and from there I've worked my way up to Data and Resource Manager. I am immensely grateful for the education and opportunities provided to me by Public Outreach, as well as being in an office dominated by amazing and inspiring women!
Fun fact: When I was a kid I featured in a Clark Rubber ad and I have performed as a dancer in the Moomba Parade multiple times!
Client Services Account Manager
I've had the pleasure on working with humanitarian and environmental non-profits since moving to Japan in 2012. Having spent years working on fundraising and awareness campaigns since, I now have the distinct honour of working for multiple campaigns at once at Public Outreach here in Australia. Being able to work with a number of charities alongside equally passionate colleagues makes every day here a great one. As Client Services Account Manager, it's a privilege to split my time between fantastic charities and the superb people here who make great things happen for them.
Fun fact: I had a competition with some gentlemen at the top of Mount Fuji for who could handle the cold without a top on, in below-zero temperatures, the longest. They won when they took things up a notch by wearing only swimming briefs, flippers and a snorkel - on a mountain peak. I have no idea why they had snorkels. I still regret not bringing my roller blades and a crash helmet to one-up them!