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).
Eva is WSCF’s Strategic Development Manager. In this position she supports WSCF to take up opportunities for development in strategic areas and oversees the formation and establishment of new projects.
Eva has worked for the last 20 years in the community services area in community development, advocacy, social research, policy development and project management, particularly with migrant and refugee communities. Her experience has included working on projects at a grass roots level and also with services across NSW, both with government and non-government agencies.
Eva has a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Social Anthropology and a Post Graduate Diploma in Adult Education (TESOL) and is currently undertaking a Master of Policy and Applied Social Research. She has also taught English and worked with multicultural arts organisations.
Tom is WSCF’s Project Manager, Strategic Initiatives. 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 oversees all aspects of the annual awards, ensures the logistics happen, coordinates the publicity of ZEST, the nomination and judging process and development of ZEST publications. Tom has filled several positions at WSCF including Project Worker for the South West Sydney Homelessness Sector Facilitator 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.
Sabarina Caldalano - Policy and Projects Consultant
Sabrina supports WSCF’s delivery of key policy responses and priority projects. She is passionate about ensuring that the voices of people and communities in Western Sydney are promoted, heard and considered in public discussion.
Sabrina has 15 years’ experience working in government and not-for-profit organisations in Australia and overseas. She has extensive experience and a well-informed skill base in working with people experiencing homelessness and complex trauma. Sabrina has coordinated program delivery in Australia and the United Kingdom and has a strong understanding of issues affecting non-government organisations. Sabrina has conducted research and written policy for local government. She has also undertaken research and provided guidance to NGOs in Australia and Cambodia on issues affecting marginalised people groups.
Sabrina is a qualified Social Worker and is currently completing a LLB Law degree at Macquarie University.
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.
In her role, she writes articles, stories, and content for the organization’s media platforms. Kate works with management to drive the communications and marketing portfolio – including website and social media content, media liaison and brand management. Kate values the vibrant community mandate encapsulated by the work of WSCF and is passionate in promoting a strong, proud regional identity. She seeks the stories that form our community’s cultural fabric and give insight to real experiences and people.
Kate has worked in publications and communications for over ten years, in tertiary and secondary educational environments, for community organisations, for individuals and businesses. She has collaborated in the devising and ongoing development of communications and social media strategies and has deep experience writing words that engage a diverse range of people.
Kate has a Bachelor of Arts(Hons) in English Literature and Aboriginal Australian History.
Charles is WSCF’s Finance Manager and oversees all aspects of financial and related contract management. He has also managed WSCF’s information technology systems.
Charles has decades of expertise across the public and private sectors. He has managed accounting portfolios for Aged Care Services and World Vision to ASX listed Property Trusts and Chambers of Commerce.
Charles is an accountant, holding a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting). He is currently undertaking his CPA qualification.
Lara-Jane is WSCF’s glue. She provides executive assistance to the Chief Executive and supports the team across all its areas and portfolios. She ensures the office runs smoothly by contributing to business and administrative related tasks. Lara-Jane is a customer service specialist having worked in this space for more than five years in the private sector. Lara-Jane is also a student at Western Sydney University and plans to complete her double Bachelor of Business/Law degree in 2017.
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A new graduate from Western Sydney University with a Bachelor of Social Work, Charlton works on multiple projects that build sector capacity and provides resources and services to WSCF’s members. In particular Charlton has worked on projects that influence and shape major government reforms to result in better outcomes for the communities of Greater Western Sydney.
Charlton has previously worked at the Western Sydney University’s Equity Buddies Support Network, as well as appearing in a lead role in a recent NRMA commercial. He is passionate about building up and bringing new vision to the human services industry.
Currently undergoing a Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) at the Western Sydney University, Nadiana supports various projects at WSCF that assist with the continuous progress of the community sector within Greater Western Sydney.
Nadiana is enthusiastic about working with culturally and linguistically diverse communities and wishes to become further involved in this field of work.
She also is significantly involved in 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.
Richard Acquah is currently undergoing a Masters of Social Work (Qualifying) at the Western Sydney University. He has previously completed a Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance and a Bachelor in Integrated Management Studies at the University of Newcastle, Australia and the University for Development Studies, Ghana respectively.
Richard has experience in compiling community profiles and developing relevant project to meet community needs in overseas. He is passionate about developing individual potentials and community development through social enterprise and entrepreneurship.
Richard is a strong, energetic and committed person seeking to establish himself as a social worker with specialization in social policy.
Lynmary Christmas is currently undergoing a Masters of Social Work (Qualifying) at Western Sydney University. She has previously completed Bachelor of Sociology and Gender Developmental studies (Honors) at Women’s University in Africa, Zimbabwe.
Lynmary is a committed and goal driven individual who is driven by the motto “People for others” hence she hopes to work with the vulnerable and less privileged in society which includes women, older people and the disabled. She is open to learning new skills that will help in community development and improve her communication skills with community service providers.