Meet our friendly team

South Eastern Community Connect is a not-for-profit organisation with members, governed by a Board of Volunteer Directors, and staff who carry out the day to day business of the organisation. SECC’s staff are easily accessible and speak a range of community languages. Meet the people that run our programs and initiatives.

Leadership and Administration

Kate Melhopt

Chief Executive Officer

Julie Gray

Centre Coordinator

John Ferguson


Jayne Lee


Alison Leader

Communications Manager

Michael Hawthorne

Hub Manager (Mascot)

Anthony Hoban

SMOOSH Manager

Families, Multicultural and Community Programs

Clio Doughty

Family and Community Support Worker

Ruming Yang

Family and Child Case Worker

Adolescent Programs

Tonny Ahmed

Adolescent and Family Worker

Food Services; Toy Library

Tania Rakchaev

Food Services Coordinator & Toy Library Manager

Home Care Packages

Tina Tung

Aged Care Marketing Coordinator

Marzena Adamski

Home Care Packages Case Manager

Community Transport and Food Services

Kate Skinner

Community Transport Coordinator

Cathy Lawson

Aged Care Worker

Gregory Stevens

Field Transport Worker

Social Support and Respite Services

Irene Trovato

Social Support Coordinator & Flexible Respite Coordinator

Priscilla Hair

Aged and Disabilities ​Support Worker

Raelene Bathis

Aged and Disabilities ​Support Worker

Michael Attia

Aged and Disabilities ​Support Worker

Franca Scalici

Aged and Disabilities ​Support Worker

Angela Castillo

Aged and Disabilities ​Support Worker

Beatriz Londono

Aged and Disabilities ​Support Worker


Sue Ohanian

Volunteer Coordinator

The Cottage Dementia Day Centre

Eric Scott

The Cottage Coordinator

Marta Newman

The Cottage Recreational Activities Officer


Fernando Pazmino

The Cottage Support Worker

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