Catherine joins our board with a wealth of experience in both the non-government and corporate fields, having been a market activation coordinator of special projects for a multinational company, business development manager in the contractor compliance industry and program development and marketing manager of Our Big Kitchen. Catherine is currently engaged in the emerging NDIS disability sector and has a broad appreciation of the Out of Home Care sector.
Tomás joined the Board of Caretakers Cottage in January 2011. Tomás is an experienced community services worker, having been involved with such organisations as WAYS Youth Services and The Exodus Foundation. He currently works as a disability support worker with Eastern Respite and Recreation not-for-profit organisation which provides a range of support services for people with a disability and their carers. Tomas is also undertaking a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in religion and philosophy) at the University of Western Sydney. Being a former resident of the Caretakers Cottage Refuge, Tomás brings a unique perspective and insight to the Board of Caretakers.
Sarah joined the Board of Caretakers Cottage in April 2013. Sarah began working with children and young people in a residential school setting, in 2001, before developing her career at a housing association providing supported accommodation to young people at risk of homelessness in inner city London. Sarah relocated to Sydney in 2008 when she began working for a metropolitan Community Housing provider, Bridge Housing Limited, where she has worked in a number of roles that have encompassed community development, project management and management of a housing team. Sarah has been recently responsible for developing partnerships, tenant participation and an IT implementation project. Sarah has a degree in History and Social Sciences from Manchester University and is currently studying for a Masters in International and Community Development.
Lisa is an analyst working at Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) focusing on the Superannuation Industry. She has a degree in Commerce and Laws at the University of Sydney, and has been involved as a volunteer with various charities in recent years. Lisa joined the Caretakers Cottage Board in 2015.
Natalie is a Clinical Nurse Specialist at Bondi Early Psychosis Program with ten years’ experience in working in adolescent/youth mental health both community and inpatient services. Natalie has a Masters of Child and Adolescent Mental Health from the NSW Institute of Psychiatry (2010), her specialised interest is in Solution Focused Therapy. Natalie joined the Caretakers Cottage board in 2015.
Helen is a Community Programs Officer with the Department of Family and Community Services based in the South Western Sydney District Office. Helen is a former Caretakers Cottage caseworker. Helen joined the Caretakers Cottage board in 2015.