Board Members

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Debbie McCall - Aboriginal Rep

Strategic Aboriginal Development Officer, Campbelltown City Council

Debbie's current role is the Strategic Aboriginal Development Officer at Campbelltown City Council. Debbie works closely with the Aboriginal community, service sector and within Council to develop strategies and support initiatives aimed at supporting the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait community. She has worked across sector in South Western Sydney for 15 years with experience in all levels of Government and has a wide range of networks within the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal service sector. Debbie has a strong commitment to the Aboriginal community and participates in a range of working groups, steering committees and activities





Emma-Jayne Gardiner 

Wollondilly Shire Council Community Projects Officer

Emma-Jayne currently works at Wollondilly Shire Council as Community Projects Officer, with a focus on ageing and disability community development and strategic planning across the organisation. Emma-Jayne has in the past two years been involved in various working groups across the South Western Sydney Region and has a particular interest in identifying gaps in service and assisting organisations to meet the needs of the community.

Emma-Jayne began her career and developed a keen interest in advocacy and lobbying for social justice in the UK and went on to study Social Welfare at Charles Sturt University. Since moving to Australia in 2008, Emma-Jayne has worked at Centrelink and has held various other roles in the Community Services and Development sector. She was previously part of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Financial Literacy Working Group, which advocated for and developed financial literacy programs across communities.

Passionate about making a real difference to people's lives, Emma-Jayne welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the Board at Sector Connect with such high calibre and enthusiastic members.




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Greg Duffy - Vice President

Communitly Links Wollondilly

My name is Greg Duffy and I am the General Manager of Community Links Wollondilly.
I have been involved in the Sector for over 30 years starting as a Youth worker in places called Anglewood and Renwick in the Southern Highlands.
My background is working with youth, predominantly in the adolescent area with Juvenile Justice and in Youth Refuges.
I am excited to have the opportunity to work with with other highly skilled Committee Members and look forward to tackling together the challenges ahead.


Nevine Youssef


Nevine Youssef 

Marsden Law Group Committee Member

" Nevine is a mother of two girls and she lives within the Macathur/Campbelltown area. Nevine is a solicitor at Marsdens Law Group and has been a member of the Marsdens Law Group team since 1996. Nevine is partner in charge of the Family Law team at Marsdens Campbelltown office. Nevine is also accredited by the Attorney- General's office as a Family Dispute Practitioner (FDRP) which enables her to mediate between couples to resolve their disputes without litigation. Nevine also holds a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Education for the University of New South Wales, majoring in Microbiology. Nevine has a strong involvement in the local community. Nevine has been on the Sector Connect Management Board for a number of years. Nevine is also on the Management Boards of Macarthur Legal Centre and Macarthur Temporary Family Care. Nevine loves travelling, cooking, and reading."



Nicole Sharp


Nicole Sharp - Secretary & Public Officer 

Western Sydney University

Nicole Sharp currently works as Lecturer in Occupational Therapy at Western Sydney University. She is passionate about her role in educating and mentoring students to become highly skilled and knowledgeable therapists who will play important roles in supporting people to participate in their chosen activities and reach their goals. Previously Nicole spent nearly nine years as National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) for the South-Western Sydney Region, supporting people with disability to access and succeed in tertiary education and employment. She has in-depth knowledge of the disability and broader community services sectors across the region and beyond, and particular experience in sector development, policy, and capacity building roles. Nicole also has significant research experience and is a PhD Candidate at the University of Wollongong, studying the experiences of young people with cerebral palsy as they transition to adulthood.







Ken Bond - Treasurer

Fitzpatrick Group

Ken is a certified taxation advisor and joined Fitzpatrick Group in 2006 after 31 years with one of Australia’s largets banks, where he held a variety of management positions from Branch Manager to Senior Business Banking Manager.

He now manages Fitzpatrick Group’s Picton Office and, as Senior Accountant, deals directly with business clients advising them on their accounting and taxation requirements.

Ken’s knowledge of the banking industry provides him an experienced perspective and allows him to offer expert advice on how to structure finance.






Melanie Darmody

South Western Sydney PHN


  • Melanie is the Stakeholder Manager at South Western Sydney Primary Health Network. Melanie is a journalist by trade and worked in media for 15 years as a newspaper reporter in the Macarthur region and editor in the Fairfield area before moving into the primary health space three years ago. At the PHN, Melanie and her team work across the communications, community engagement and continuing professional development streams of the business. Melanie is passionate about furthering opportunities for people in South Western Sydney and giving local people a voice.






Edward Feuerstein

Manager Camden Community Connections


  • Edward is a qualified counsellor, Clinical Hypnotherapist, National registered Mediator, Trainer and Life coach. 
  • Edward is the founder and Director of Life Consultancy Services, who is based in Oran Park.
  • Edward has worked in the community services and mental health industry for the last 16 years. 
  • ​​​​Edward also Lecturers for Government Organisations in Mental health, Counselling, Disability, case management and community. 
  • Edward also sits on the management Board of Life beyond Barriers Inc.
  • Edward has lived in Macarthur all of his life and continues to enjoy working and raising his family in this environment.
  • DID – Edward is a facilitator for Dad in Distress and an advocate for single fathers



Kylie Somalis


Head Teacher

Personal and Community Services Macquarie Fields College

T  +61 2 982 90362

E  kylie. TAFE NSW

Building M, 1.02, Level 2, Victoria Road, Macquarie Fields NSW 2564