Maria Luisa Contursi, Director, Network & Engagement
Maria Luisa has over twenty five years experience working in the nonprofit sector, in various settings with a primary interest in stakeholder engagement, storytelling for impact and cross-sectoral collaboration.
She was the co-founder and former Program Director of mindyourmind, an award winning internationally renowned youth mental health program focused on engagement practice. She is interested in artistic exchange, cultivating the connection between the arts, community health and economic prosperity and believes art is essential. Maria Luisa believes in the value of meaningful engagement and that communities become more vital through the process of co-design, building connection and cultivating spaces where people belong.