New role for Chris Holstein

After a period out of the public spotlight following the NSW election, former member for Gosford, Mr Chris Holstein has accepted a Research and Youth Enterprises consultancy role with the project team at Regional Youth Support Services (RYSS) while also working with Coast Shelter to build on the strategic direction of marketing and fundraising.

Mr Holstein has a long history with both organisations, being instrumental in establishing the very successful Parkside Multi Service Youth Facility in the Gosford CBD and also the initial Coast Shelter community restaurant for the homeless.

Along with the Community Centre, which provides over 50,000 meals to those in need every year, it also runs several refuges for the homeless and victims of domestic violence.

Coast Shelter CEO Mr Laurie Maher said, “Chris Holstein brings 25 years of knowledge in government relations to the Shelter; experience that will assist us in dealing with the plight of the homeless.”

RYSS is a locally grown and operated nongovernment organisation and charity that has been assisting youth since 1986; operating as a one stop shop for youth needs for those aged 12–25 years and their families, through individual case management, advice and referral services, arts services and transitional housing.

RYSS CEO, Ms Kim McLoughry said how pleased she was to have someone of Mr Holstein’s background and ability joining the organisation to assist some of the region’s most vulnerable, yet talented, young people realise their full potential and contribute to making their community a better place.

Media release,
18 August 2015
Laurie Maher,
Coast Shelter
Kim McLoughry, RYSS