Meet the passionate team who run FareShare and operate our kitchens. 

Our Melbourne staff

With a ratio of around one staff member to 40 volunteers, FareShare runs a small but effective team in Melbourne.

Marcus Godinho

Chief Executive Officer - promotes FareShare within the food sector, recruits new food donors, raises funds to cover our operating costs and new ventures, and forges partnerships with companies and other food charities to help FareShare achieve our mission. Together with Leader Community News, Marcus founded the Feed Melbourne Appeal in 2009, and shortly after the Feed Geelong campaign. Marcus has led FareShare since 2007 following years of volunteering in the kitchen and as a board member. He was previously Executive Director of Environment Victoria and held corporate affairs roles with ExxonMobil and National Australia Bank.

Rosemary, Lucy, Alice, Majella, Kirsty and Jenna

Community Team

Lucy Farmer

Communications Director – manages our Community Team responsible for communications, volunteer programs and community fundraising.

Rosemary Kelly

Manager Volunteer Programs – manages our volunteer programs, including corporate groups.

Alice Osmond

Development and Fundraising Coordinator - helps raise vital funds to keep FareShare running.

Kirsty Sheppard

Volunteer Coordinator - manages and supports our community of regular volunteers.

Majella Nugent

School Program Administrator – oversees all aspects of our Schools in the Kitchen Program.

Rachel Telgenkamp

Administration Support Officer – provides administration support to ensure effective systems and processes.

Kitchen and Operations

Crickette Derjeu

Production manager – oversees FareShare’s Melbourne kitchen, ensuring it runs smoothly and maintains production of more than 30,000 meals per week.

Patrick Lanyon

Logistics Manager – oversees transport, logistics and warehousing. Now operating out of our new warehouse in Derrimut.

Sharni Jansen

Kitchen Garden Manager – leads our kitchen garden program to grow vegetables for our meals.

Our Brisbane team

The small team with big ambitions managing and operating our new production kitchen in Morningside.

(L-R) Emily Dowling-Mentz, Michael Farmer, James Fien, Kellie Watson, Michael Gurney and Stephen Paulger
Kellie Watson

Director, Queensland Operations - leading the establishment of our Brisbane kitchen, its staff and operations.

Madison Buik

Program coordinator - developing and implementing programs in Brisbane, including volunteer management, partnerships and administration.

James Fien

Production manager – heads up our kitchens and harnesses our volunteers to cook 5,000 meals a day.

Michael Gurney and Stephen Paulger

Chefs – creates daily dishes from available ingredients and supervise our volunteers to cook them.

Michael Farmer

Kitchen hand – assists the chefs in maintaining a clean and productive kitchen.