Our Board

Eleonore Johansson – Chair

Eleonore has worked in the Community Services Industry for over 20 years. She is currently employed as the General Manager of Southern Youth and Family Services. Eleonore has a MA in Psychology, a Degree in Public Administration, and a Diploma of Frontline Management. She brings a wealth of experience in contract management, financial accounts and policy development.

Marlene Calleja – Vice Chair

Marlene has worked in the community sector in the Shellharbour area for more than 20 years. She is currently the Manager of the Warilla Community Centre. Marlene brings considerable experience in, and passion for, small community organisations. Marlene’s skills and interest include Management, Commerce, Volunteer Management, Local government issues, Community Welfare and Social Justice.

Danna Nelse – Treasurer

With many years local experience in the community sector, Danna currently works as Manager Community Development at The Rail Neighbourhood Association Incorporated.

Daphne Olsen

Daphne is currently employed as General Manager at CareWays Community. Daphne has a Masters Degree in Management from University of Technology Sydney.

Grant Vukasinovic

Grant is the General Manager – Person Centred Operations at Greenacres Disability Services. He has 27 years experience in service coordination and senior management in the disability sector working in accommodation support, day and recreation services. Grant holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in psychology and 13 years experience working as a part time TAFE teacher.

Craig Smith

Craig is the Executive Leader; Service Integrated Communities at Warrigal. He has worked in the Aged Care Sector in Senior Management positions since 2005. Craig has maintained a strong commitment to the not for profit sector, working with Credit Union Australia as the Regional Manager prior to working in aged care. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Wollongong.

June Lowe

June is a proud Aboriginal woman from the Yuin Nation who has over 25 years’ experience working in both Commonwealth and State government and for the last six years in a few small non- government organisations mainly in portfolios pertaining to Aboriginal affairs. June is currently employed as the Parents Pathway Support Worker with Mission Australia.

Alice Lans

Alice is the CEO of Noah’s Inclusion Services, a not for profit organisation specialising in working with children and young people and their families. Alice has had 20 years of experience working across the health, private, education and disability sectors and is a passionate advocate for children and families. Alice has lived in Shoalhaven since 2010 after having worked in Sydney, Perth and the UK and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) from the University of Sydney.

Verica Sajdovska

Verica has over 20 years of experience in the community services sector, having worked in community development, settlement services, children, youth and family services, transport, aged and dementia care, carer support, management and other support services. She possesses a vast knowledge of operations, service coordination and governance on all levels and has been involved in variety of community advisory groups, regional panels and committees. Verica currently works as a manager of the Macedonian Welfare Association of NSW Inc and is passionate about promoting equal access to services and issues that are of concern to CALD communities.