Billie works with the Board and strategically leads WSCF to shape social policy and service delivery in Western Sydney. She is committed to representing the people and services sector in the region, working actively and collaboratively with regional partners, and providing and championing solutions that build strong communities in Western Sydney.
Billie has extensive leadership experience in community development, service delivery, and social policy and planning. She has spent close to 30 years working across Greater Western Sydney – for the community sector, in local and state government, and at Western Sydney University. Billie successfully delivered the State Government’s first Early Intervention Program in NSW (now Brighter Futures). She led planning for the multi-million dollar community and recreation precinct model in South Western Sydney to service communities in the growth corridor. Billie also represented the Western Sydney community sector in the initial compact which culminated into the Working Together for NSW agreement between NGOs and the NSW Government.
Billie holds a Master of Human Services Management and Policy, awarded with distinction, and a Bachelor of Social Work (Honours).
Tom is Manager of Policy and Programs at Western Sydney Community Forum. He leads major projects and teams to deliver on priorities that benefit the community and services industry across Greater Western Sydney.
As part of this role, Tom is the ZEST Awards Creative Director. He also has led the development and implementation of the Communities of Change Report, Build Beyond Bricks initiative and the Generation CommunitY leadership program. Tom has filled several positions at WSCF including Strategic Initiatives Project Manager, Project Worker for the South West Sydney Homelessness Sector Facilitation Project and IT and Communications Manager.
Tom is a qualified Social Worker, holding a Social Work (Honours) degree from the Western Sydney University and was selected to undertake the Social Leadership Australia program in 2016.
Anita is Manager of Policy and Programs at Western Sydney Community Forum. She leads projects and teams to deliver outcomes for the community and the industry across greater Western Sydney. She has worked across the community and human services sector in greater Western Sydney for more than 15 years. She has worked in a range of sectors including local and state governments, mental health, settlement, disability and at Western Sydney University. She is experienced in leading significant social change and reform including transition of disability services to the NDIS. Her passions are social justice, human rights and alleviating poverty and disadvantage.
Anita has a strong background in collaborative practice to establish new services and in community engagement and public participation. Her community development experience includes delivering the whole of government, place based Community 2168 project in which she was awarded a Premier’s Award for Engaging with the Community. In her role managing the Community Development program for Liverpool City Council, she introduced new methods of community engagement focused on hard to reach groups and worked with the sector to establish new services including the Liverpool Community Kitchen and Services Hub.
Tim is WSCF’s Special Projects Officer. He manages and delivers a range of projects that build the capacity of the services industry across Greater Western Sydney and strengthen partnerships and collaboration within the service system.
Tim has worked in project management in both the private and community sectors for over 25 years. He brings extensive experience in project management across multiple disciplines to WSCF. His experience in digital technologies in particular shapes his approach to delivering innovative solutions.
Tim is a Bachelor of Social Work Candidate at Western Sydney University. He previously completed a Diploma of Community Services and a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment.
Having recently graduated from Western Sydney University with a Bachelor of Social Work (Honours), Nadiana works on a range of projects at WSCF that assist with continuous progress of the community sector within Greater Western Sydney.
Nadiana is enthusiastic about working with culturally and linguistically diverse communities along with youth and wishes to become further involved in this field of work.
Nadiana has been significantly involved within the university by being one of the co-founders of the student lead club, Social & Community Workers Western Sydney as well as being a member of The Academy. She is also eager to take part in projects that will benefit the communities of Greater Western Sydney.
With a bachelor’s in social work and currently undergoing a master’s in planning, Charlton works on multiple projects that influence and shape major reforms, plans and policies to result in better outcomes for the communities of Western Sydney.
Charlton is passionate about the future of Greater Sydney and works towards influencing accessible and equitable change. Since starting in 2015, he has delivered a number of key projects such as the ZEST Awards, Communities of Change, Build Beyond Bricks and Home in Western Sydney. He has also actively engaged in a number of submissions to a spectrum of governments and policy makers.
In 2019, Angelina graduated with a Bachelor of International Studies/Business and Commerce (Management) from Western Sydney University. She is passionate about social justice, both in Australia and Internationally. Her role in the organisation is to help management take care of the day to day operations and assist members with membership related enquiries.
Blake once was a young artist. His mother’s lipstick his utensil of choice. Illustrating his thoughts onto the living room walls at the age of six. Nominated for the prestigious Graduate Of The Year Awards in his final year of study, Blake has since graduated from Western Sydney University with a Bachelor of Graphic Design (Visual Communication) majoring in Illustration. Blake now leads Western Sydney Community Forums Digital & Design Studio at the age of 25.
In his role at WSCF Blake is determined to leave his mark, his creative perspective allows him to shape & provide stylistic solutions. Inhouse Blake applies his multidisciplinary talents across a range of platforms & projects some include; Communities of Change Report, Home in Western Sydney Report, Build Beyond Bricks Initiative, Community Care News Digest & The Annual ZEST Awards. Blake’s passion for greater Western Sydney extends from beyond the football pitch & into the social work sector, motivating him to provide creative solutions for community organisations such as; St Vincent De Paul Society NSW, Wentworth Community Housing, Great Community Transport & Blacktown Area Community Centres.
Blake uses his steady eye for detail, gut instinct & natural reactions towards design elements to inform his decision making. Numbers shaped by his personal journey guide him through the design process, truly leaving a piece of himself in every project. He loves a solid 8pt font, 28pt leading or 88pt tracking.. you get the pt right?
Leana Hamad is a final year Journalism major at Western Sydney University. Leana is very passionate about social justice issues and pursuing stories that matter. In her time while not studying or working, she writes about topics which are of public interest and hopes to be a published author one day. A communications officer at WSCF, she is humbled to be part of an organisation which strives to better the livelihood of the Western Sydney community.
Catherine, our Project Assistant, brings fresh and innovative ideas to our team, ground in her various works alongside charities, an advisory member on youth boards, executive member of a university Youth Collective and the likes. This unique perspective allows Catherine to thrive in her role, being part of various projects and events in and amongst a thriving/emerging Western Sydney.
Catherine is passionate and intrigued with the systems in which community organisations operate in and the means in which more equitable and just communities can be birthed. This passion fuels her desire to further her work in the sustainability and policy projects space.
As a budding social changer, Catherine is currently undertaking her bachelors degree in Social Work at Western Sydney University.
Camille is Graduate Project Officer at Western Sydney Community Forum, having recently completed her Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social Work at Australian Catholic University.
Camille works in many areas of project and policy work at Western Sydney Community Forum, and enjoys being able to do her part to build community capacity, foster collaboration and shape service delivery in Western Sydney. Her main area of interest is mental health but this does not limit her; she welcomes any opportunity to learn new skills and knowledge in all areas of social work, and continues to develop herself both personally and professionally.
Maureen is a second year social work student, currently enrolled at ACU. She is completing her placement at Western Sydney Community Forum and is eager to gain knowledge and skills in the community sector. Maureen currently works and volunteers with children and youth within her community. She is passionate about social work with children, youth and families and hopes to work in these areas in the future. Her other areas of interest include mental health, community social work and advocacy. Maureen values human rights and strives to empower others by advocating alongside them. Maureen enjoys her role at WSCF as it provides a deeper understanding of the importance of social work in an indirect social work setting.
Stephanie is currently a Bachelor of Social Work candidate at the University of Sydney in her third year. She is currently completing her internship at WSCF and is committed to expanding her knowledge on the cultural, political and social atmosphere of the communities, services, agencies of Western Sydney. Stephanie is passionate about policy and research, especially within the fields of mental health, domestic violence and LGBTI communities. She is eager within her time at WSCF to nuance her pre-existing knowledge of these topics, distinctively exploring the real-life implications of policy within the broader Western Sydney community.
Aiesha is a third-year social work student currently enrolled at the University of Sydney who is completing her internship at Western Sydney Community Forum. Aiesha is looking forward to using this internship as a means of adding to her knowledge on policy and research that inform social work practice in Western Sydney. Aiesha carries a passion for mental health, refugee/asylum seeker welfare, women’s rights as well as international humanitarianism and hopes to actively contribute towards positive outcomes in the future. Aiesha will utilise this opportunity as a learning experience that will cement the importance of indirect practice within the social work.