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Ian Heininger – CEO and Co Founder.

Originally working with homeless youth on the streets of Sydney, Ian has spent more than 25 years working in the not for profit sector and during this time went on to bridge the divide into the corporate space having now worked with 1000’s of people from homeless youth to CEO’s. Having worked with diverse communities, global companies, and professional sports, Ian always returns to his passion to make the biggest difference for those most in need with as much energy as he can provide, continuously striving to pioneer innovative programs for disadvantaged individuals and communities.

 

As one of the founders of Charity Bounce, he is still working on his slam dunk ability (with little improvement noted to date), but he is a firm believer that ‘When the world says, “Give up,” Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.”

Kevin White – Youth Engagement and Player Liason

Kevin is a 200+ game player in the NBL having played for the Sydney Kings, Illawarra Hawks and Adelaide 36ers. He attended the University of Alaska from 2007-2010 and then signed as a development player in the NBL in 2011. At both Sydney 2013-2014 and Illawarra 2017-2018, he won the Best Defensive Player and Community Engagement awards in consecutive years.

 

Kevin won a SEABL Championship playing for the Bendigo Braves in 2016 and has a career-high of 20 points playing for Illawarra in the NBL against Adelaide in 2015 including 6 of 8 three-pointers. Over the years Kevin has attended several Stand Tall programs in Central Australia and has recently joined the CB team in the role of ‘Youth Engagement and Player Liaison’

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Tahnee Fogarty – Employment Consultant 

 

Tahnee looks after all of Charity Bounce’s job pathways for young people. Holding an bachelors degree in community welfare, Tahnee has a broad range of experience working with at-risk young people, as well as clients with disability.

 

As our basketball programs teach young people soft employment skills, Tahnee provides the vital connection between local employers and young people to achieve positive employment outcomes. Tahnee supports our young people as they navigate tax file numbers, resumes, applying for jobs and the interview process.

 

In addition to empowering young people through Charity Bounce, Tahnee has a young child of her own and believes that “the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”.

Bret Mactavish – Basketball Programs Consultant

Bret Mactavish is the former NBL Head of Basketball Operations after joining the NBL in 2014 as the NBL’s General Manager of Operations, responsible for all basketball matters associated to the game including the NBL Commission, playing rules & regulations, referee program, tribunals and player contracting.

 

Bret has over 15 years of basketball operations industry experience having served in various roles with the Continental Basketball Association (US), the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Men’s and Women’s Basketball Competitions, WNBA and NBA.  Following the Atlanta Olympics, Bret was hired by the WNBA in New York and played a key basketball operations role in successfully launching the WNBA.

 

After three seasons with the WNBA, Bret joined the NBA in New York and served as the Director of NBA International Basketball Operations for seven years.  During Bret’s time at the NBA he was instrumental in the development, launch and delivery of the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program Basketball without Borders.

 

Bret also worked closely with USA Basketball on their Senior Men’s and Women’s National Team programs and also served as an NBA liaison with FIBA and national basketball federations.

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