Staff

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Meredith Stuebe

Community Engagement, Manager

I am an inquisitive realist who firmly believes in the power of good policy, grassroots initiatives and human connection over shared interests to create positive, lasting change.
 As the Community Engagement Manager at the Western Sydney MRC, I oversee our youth, community development and families programs, such as our Multicultural Playgroups, social support groups and ...

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Rachel Haywood

Manager, Marketing & Communications

“An experienced Marketing and Communications professional”… project management, event planning, production… you name it I’ve probably done it! It’s taken me 20 years in Marketing and Communications to become the ardent individual I am today. 
I am passionate about many things in life – communication being one of them, and who’s to say that you can’t ...

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Anna-Marie Kannan

Manager, Settlement Support

I have always been passionate about refugee rights and moved to Australia in 2012 to complete my Masters focusing on Forced Migration at UNSW. Since this I have had the opportunity to work throughout the forced migration process including in offshore detention; with asylum seekers living in the community, and then to my initial ...

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Olivia Nguy

Client Services, Director

Olivia ‘Ollie’ Nguy is the Director of Client Services at Western Sydney MRC, overseeing the Centre’s current service provision and community engagement activities. Ollie has worked in the not-for-profit sector since 2007, with a commitment to supporting asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants to settle in Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications (Social Inquiry), ...

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Karameli Manousso

Program Officer & Company Secretary

A quick review of my Google Search history would show ‘ten tips to writing a professional bio, short bio templates, and writing a bio without pulling your hair out’, so instead, I decide to share a few simple insights into who I am. Born and raised in New Zealand, I migrated to Australia in 2000 in ...

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Kamalle Dabboussy

CEO

I have more than 33 years’ experience working in the fields of migrant and refugee settlement support, with culturally and linguistically diverse youth and in international humanitarian aid.
I have worked actively and strategically across civil and political spheres to further the participation and successful settlement of diverse communities, including with Sydney’s Muslim communities, the Department ...

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Nikki Kelso

Director of Corporate Services

I am a dedicated professional with over 15 years’ leadership experience in the for-purpose sector, working with vulnerable people and challenging situations. My work areas have covered organisational development, revenue generation and diversification, implementing efficiencies, change management, problem solving, corporate governance, membership, project and stakeholder management, large events, volunteer management, and more. I have a ...