To ensure the best possible care and outcomes for our Young People, everyone at HYPAR follows our shared mission, vision, and values.
Our Leadership Team
Brisbane native, Ross founded the HYPAR Group in 2008 following years of experience as a Youth Worker for Youth Justice Queensland and in youth crisis housing.
After identifying what additional supports could be offered to Young People within the YJ system to help them achieve their goals, Ross started a Mentoring program, and after some early momentum HYPAR was born.
Following years of building a reputation for positive outcomes, HYPAR was then invited to become a Child Safety licensed care organisation by the Department to help find a long-term housing solution for a Young Person they were Mentoring. As a result, HYPAR Residential Care was established in 2015 and has since grown to support 17 at-risk young males across the SE QLD region.
After seeing Young People thrive in outdoor environments, Ross founded HYPAR WILD in 2017—a service specialising in adventure therapy and outdoor education that encourages everyone to experience the benefits of the outdoors.
Ross is passionate about helping at-risk Young People and vulnerable adults reach their potential and continues to strive for positive change.
Chief Executive Officer
Possessing over twenty years of management experience, and the personal journey associated with having three sons on the autism spectrum, Jason is driven to improve the lives of Young People.
Jason joined the HYPAR Group in 2014 working directly with our Young People, before taking the role as General Manager in 2015, and CEO in 2019. He holds a Bachelor of Psychology, Bachelor of Science, and a Graduate Certificate in Business/Entrepreneurship.
People & Culture Advisor
Emily brings over 12 years of Human Resources industry experience to HYPAR Group and holds a Diploma of Management, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
Emily is passionate about employee engagement and establishing a positive workplace culture, and after recently entering motherhood a few years ago, she is excited to be part of an organisation that helps youth in the community.
HYPAR Residential Care Service Manager
Jacinta joined HYPAR Residential Care in 2020 and has worked in the social care systems in Australia and the UK, working in residential, child protection, early intervention, and criminal justice settings.
Jacinta holds a Bachelor of Psychological Science/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice and a Master of Social Work.