NRCF Administration & Finance Officer

Juanita Keen

Relevant Experience:
Juanita graduated from the University of Wollongong, Bachelor of Commerce in 1994. She has 6 years client service management in an Advertising Agency in Sydney and over 17 years in the Hospitality & Tourism industry in the Byron Shire supporting various local businesses and business owners, some of which are NRCF Donors, in areas of: Private Wealth Administration, Business Administration, Bookkeeping, Finance and Management Reporting, Guest Relations & Holiday Property Management.

Why I joined:
I have spent a long time in the Byron Shire supporting businesses that target the luxury holiday market with a focus on showcasing the area’s luxury homes, and luxury local fashion brands, homewares, dining and experiences that would lead some to think this is a region of immense wealth and opportunity. Which is true for some, but it often hides the surrounding rural and regional disadvantage. The Northern Rivers Community Foundation network of philanthropic donors, supporters & volunteers have created an organisation that gives back to those in need in the Northern Rivers. When I attended the first Board meeting and the first point of business was to acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land on which we live and work and to pay respect to Elders past & present, I knew I had found a group of like-minded individuals with a strong sense of social & environmental values. I am constantly inspired by the people connected with NRCF and everyone’s commitment, generosity and willingness to give.