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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 [...]

Meet our team – Michelle le Dain

Canadian-born, New-York-bred visual artist and administrator Michelle le Dain shares the role of managing and scheduling our home maintenance and modifications, and gardening services. Michelle and Kathy Brodie work part-time to organise teams of qualified tradesmen, horticulturists and volunteer gardeners who make people’s homes and gardens safer, more accessible, and more enjoyable. "Job-sharing gives me [...]

Meet Our Team: Christine Powis, Marketing Coordinator

Christine Powis  has joined Sydney Community Services as Marketing Coordinator. She is a communications all-rounder, experienced in creating publicity and writing and editing a range of marketing communications copy, publications and articles for not-for-profits, businesses, government and for traditional publishers. Christine's recent work includes  a long-term consultancy for Feehan Communications, a niche PR agency specialising [...]

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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 in the country including with an aboriginal community, and has taught art to children and people with disabilities. Now she looks [...]

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