Board Members


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Greg Duffy - President

Communitly Links Wollondilly

greg@communitylinks.org.au

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.

 

 


 

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Debbie McCall - Vice President /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

 


 

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Ken Bond - Treasurer

Fitzpatrick Group 

ken@fitzpatrickgroup.com.au

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.

 

 

 


 

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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.

 


 

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."

 


 

 

 MC NEW MEMBERS 3

 

Melanie Darmody

South Western Sydney PHN

melanie.darmody@swsphn.com.au

 

  • 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.

 


 

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Edward Feuerstein

General Manager 

edward.feuerstein@yellowumbrella.org.au

 

Edward is a qualified counselor, Clinical Hypnotherapist, National registered Mediator, Trainer and Life coach. Who specializes in Challenging behavior, personsonal development, Anger management, community building, tailored workshops and training and CBT.​​​​ Edward works with communities and businesses around Australia , he builds community engagement, offers a therapeutic approach and deals with the disadvantage. Edward is the founder and was the Director of Development for Life Consultancy Services Pty Ltd. Edward has consulted to major government and non government organisations and has also been a teacher for TAFE NSW. Edward is also a writer and an advocate for single fathers within NSW. Edward also spent 13 yrs as a fireman with fire and rescue NSW, with further acknowledgement of a bravery award for courageous actions from the commissioner in Camden/ Narellan. Edward identifies as being from a Cald(Greek) and Aboriginal background, and has done a lot of work on projects In breaking down barriers and stigma. In June Edward took on a role as a General manager for a Not for Profit organisation at Camden community connections,  who is now known as Big Yellow Umbrella  . Edward sits on multiple Not for Profit boards within NSW and is a JP.

 

 


 

 Kylie

Kylie Somalis

 

Head Teacher

Personal and Community Services Macquarie Fields College

T  +61 2 982 90362

E  kylie. somalis@tafensw.edu.au TAFE NSW

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


 

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Peter Boshell

Director

Navigate Insurance

Ph: 1300 500 750

Mob: 0414500750

peterb@navigateinsurance.com.au