Matt joined St John in 2008 and has been heavily involved with the youth movement ever since. When not volunteering with St John, he is an Allied Health Assistant at Goulburn Health Services, at the gym or out taking some photos. He is also a massive fan of Grey’s Anatomy!

Michael Andrews

Michael joined St John in the UK in 2005, before moving to Australia in 2012. Michael’s held various roles at different levels but what he loves most is working with young people. Extremely passionate about engaging and developing young people, Michael wants to influence them so they can shape the future of the organsiation. When not volunteering, he’s studying Paramedic Science.


Liz joined AYAN on a 6 month contract, but over a year later, she is still with us (so we must be pretty awesome)! Liz is our marketing and communications expert, and is behind much of what you see on AYAN’s social media pages plus has built our very cool websites!

Laura has been a member of St John Ambulance for a little over two years. She currently holds a state role in the NSW State Activities Team alongside her AYAN work. She is the 2016 NSW State First Aid Competitions Individual winner and holds a variety of leadership roles in her community. She also really loves pugs.

Reagan’s journey started with St John in 2010 when she joined the Cadet division in Katherine. She than moved to Darwin to start uni. She spent 3 and a half years in Darwin in the youth division. During this time she became 2IC of the division. Reagan then moved back to Katherine to finish university and has recently joined the adult division in Katherine. Through being a member of St John, Reagan has learnt a lot and gained many skills.

Daniel Lightowler

Daniel is the Research Coordinator for the Australian Youth Advisory Network. Originating from WA, where he currently holds the Position of Volunteer Training Manager to Rockingham, has been a member of St John for 12 years. In his professional life he is a Registered Nurse and works as a Specialist Nurse in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases at St John of God Hospital Subiaco. Daniel also holds a research position at the University of Western Australia within the Medical School. Daniel holds a Bachelor of Nursing and a Masters in Health Professions Education, with a thesis focusing on Interprofessional learning. Daniel has recently been appointed the WA State Representative to the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Nurses Australia Steering Committee and has held the position of Secretary to the Society of Urological Nurses WA.

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