Get to know: Jessica-Anne-Powell

Jessica- Anne Powell is a Pathways Support Coordinator

Jess’ introduction to community services was through her father’s foundation, The Kalandan Foundation. Jess and her father worked with disadvantaged youth through equine and animal therapy. Jess then worked with families to regain their independence and create safer living environments for their children. Jess’ passion is to empower young people to create positive futures for themselves which is what lead her to the Pathways Support program.




If you could choose an age to remain forever, which age would you choose?

I would choose to be 3 years old. I think at this age you are learning so much and everything about the world is still new, interesting and amazing. A 3-year old’s time is spent exploring and your often around many of your loved ones. The biggest care in the world for a 3 year old is that you were given the wrong coloured cup for breakfast.


What is one word that you would use to describe your team?

INSPIRATIONAL. KNOWLEGABLE, KIND, HELPFUL (So many words I can’t just choose one)


Share a funny incident in your life.

So, When I was about 5 or 6 My dad and I went to Melbourne for a week. When we returned home something had entered into our dog yard and dug up all the inside of it. The gate was closed and there was a shed part which you could not see into without going in. Dad and his friend entered the yard to see what was in the shed. I went to walk in behind them and said “Will it hurt me dad” as soon as I finished that sentence a wombat bolted out the door and hit me straight in the leg flipping me into the air to do a full somersault and land flat on my back. Mind you I was running before I hit the ground as I thought it was coming back for more! Dad and his friend were in stitches, I now see how hilarious it was however at the time I did not!