Our Team

Getting to know our team

Since the merger in July 2017 every month SCS shines the spotlight on one of our team members. There is a lot of behind-the-scenes brain power that goes into planning and organising  your support service or favourite activity.

Learn more about those who work at SCS…

Meet our Team

Mel Pike, Activities Co-ordinator, Seniors Hub, Hunters Hill Mel has come to various community roles through the visual arts,  a discipline in which she has taught university students among others. She spent 15 years teaching [...]

Meet Our Team: Nurses – to be celebrated every day

People and their health are clearly the focus of nursing. Yet a chat with our nurses shows their home visits help people with much more than physical health. SCS community nurses also support people's independence [...]

Meet Our Team: Linda Thompson, Gardening Services Team Leader

Former policewoman Linda Thompson joins Sydney Community Services' as a gardening services team leader this month after 25 years in the NSW Police Force. Linda was leader of the mapping operations team which creates maps for [...]

Meet Our Team: Melinda Jones, Home Delivered Meals Coordinator

In 2013 Melinda started working in Food Services at Hunters Hill Ryde Community Services. Following the 2017 merger with Lane Cove and North Side Community Services, Melinda became the Coordinator of SCS Home Delivered Meals. Melinda is a local [...]

Meet Our Team: Gaynor Starkey, DisAbility Coordinator

Seven years ago Gaynor joined as the Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Coordinator & In Home Respite Coordinator at Hunters Hill Ryde Community Services (now Sydney Community Services) and later moved to developing and growing the DisAbility Services within HHRCS as the DisAbility Coordinator. [...]

Meet Our Team: Julie Faigen, Events Coordinator

Julie grew up in the Southern Highlands. She arrived in Sydney in 1979. She joined the SCS team nearly four years ago as volunteer in the gardening service. After years of professional experience as a fashion buyer and cake [...]

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