Meet our team – Stephen Lodge

After many years as a business analyst and project manager for big companies, Stephen Lodge felt thwarted by the speed of technology. “I worked at telecoms, finance and tech companies but things changed so quickly that many projects were scrapped before completion – the market and technology had moved on so the job had different [...]

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Meet our team – Mary Gabrielli

She’s just joined us and the era of social distancing is a testing time to be new on the front line at a very hands-on community services organisation. Sydney Community Services is so busy that Mary Gabrielli is already doing just about everything after only a few weeks as Administration Officer at our Hunters Hill [...]


Meet our team – Hovig der Tateossian

Hovig Der Tateossian has never been a car aficionado but he’s on his way to becoming one. As the new part-time Transport Coordinator at Sydney Community Services, he’s fast becoming a mini-bus specialist, managing our fleet of 12-  and 20-seat buses, ensuring they’re ready and available to carry consumers including culturally and linguistically diverse groups, [...]

Meet our team – Branka Ivkovic, Community Connections Manager

Branka has more than 20 years' international experience in the field as a manager and practitioner, providing support services to refugees, children, seniors and families, on behalf of government and non-government agencies. She's a qualified nurse and social worker who studied social work in both Europe and Australia and holds qualifications in family counselling, management, [...]

Meet our team – Nellie Kocharian

  A meet-and-greet professional, Nellie Kocharian keeps SCS Lane Cove reception happy and bright, with magnificent home-grown roses and upbeat tunes whistled with talent. Everybody is warmly welcomed by Nellie who confesses to being a ‘people person’. “I love all the contact with people – it’s so rewarding. I have good communication with clients and [...]

Meet our team – Cathy Commins

Cathy Commins recently joined Sydney Community Services as Manager of Client Independence – which means she oversees the in-home nursing and podiatry services, home modifications, maintenance and gardening teams, home-delivered meals plus domestic assistance and linen services. All these services support seniors and people with a disability to live independent, healthy lives in their own [...]

Meet our team – Geeta Rani

Podiatry Services Coordinator,  Geeta, has had a vision to do community work since she was in high school. “It’s in my nature to help people. And I’ve worked with different age groups in my native country and in Australia, and built strong bonds with older people.” Back in India Geeta worked in the education industry [...]

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