Our Board

KAREN LOBLAY is our Executive Officer and was born and educated in Sydney. Karen joined the family’s property investment business in 1985, and in 2003 Karen founded Matana Foundation for Young People to address the causes and consequences of youth disadvantage.

DALIT KAPLAN is a Lawyer with a passion for social justice and a Storyteller giving voice to those who are seldom heard. Dalit has worked with some of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable in our community, both in Australia and overseas.

RAPHAEL DASCALU holds a doctorate in the history of religion and brings his breadth of knowledge on social cohesion and social justice to the board.

VICTORIA LOBLAY holds a doctorate in anthropology and brings her research skills and critical thinking to the board, which have helped to build the Foundation’s ethical framework.

JOHN SNELGROVE is the Trustee’s Responsible Person, who brings his legal experience and independence to the board.


“The past is in the present but the future is still in our hands” – Elie Wiesel