Elena Berrocal-Capdevila (Chair)
Elena is passionate about community diversity and has over 15 years experience working in the areas of capacity building, governance, management, evaluation, social policy and research.
Elena currently works as the Manager at the Behavioural Insights Unit for Family and Community Services, Strategic Policy and Reform department. She previously worked as a Senior Consultant at Matrix on Board, an organisation that provides financial management, management support, and training to non-profit organisations across Australia.
Elena has been actively involved in the NDIS Taskforce and NDIS Reform Group and worked for Housing NSW as a Policy Analyst. She has worked for the Pitjantjara Homelands Council Aboriginal Corporation, as well as the Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care as a Senior Policy Officer.
Elena has a Masters of Peace and Conflict Studies from The University of Sydney along with a Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management from Macquarie University, where she won the NSW Premiers Equity & Diversity Prize. Elena also holds a Masters in Cultural Anthropology and bachelor's degrees in both Gender Social Policy and Communications Sciences.
She has previously been on the boards of Family Planning NSW, Settlement Services International, Australian Red Cross, the Settlement Neighbourhood Centre Redfern, and on an advisory group to NSW Police.
Helen Elisabeth Miller (Deputy Chair)
Helen is an experienced senior leader in the not for profit, community services and aged care sector. She has over 20 years’ experience working at senior management and executive levels and experience working with multiservice and diverse teams across large geographic areas. Helen is very committed to workforce development, customer care and is abreast of the challenges and opportunities that the sector faces. Helen works with liveBetter, an NFP community aged care and disability service provider in regional NSW.
Scott Machin (Treasurer)
Scott has extensive experience in the financial services industry and strong knowledge of the regulatory environment under ASIC, ACCC and APRA. He has been on a number of risk management committees at AMP and has strong business knowledge gained in his commercial and finance industry roles. Scott holds a Bachelor of Economics, Master of Business Administration, Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment Diploma of Financial Planning
Sanyu Mugambwa (Director)
Sanyu’s professional role is that of Senior International Advisor with Macquarie University. She has held high level advisory roles overseas in policy and public affairs roles. She holds a Master of Business Administration (completing in 2018), Master of International Business and Law, Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice, and a Bachelor of Laws.
Philippa Scott (Director)
Philippa Scott is a senior manager at the University of Sydney, working in the area of corporate governance. She has a combined Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws degree from the Australian National University, and a Master of Laws with Honours from UTS. She is a member of the Law Society of NSW and the Governance Institute of Australia. Philippa has devoted her career to providing legal and management advice to the not-for-profit sector. Her prior employers in Australia include the Guardianship Tribunal of NSW (now a part of the NSW Department of Justice), UTS, and Salvos Legal Humanitarian. While living in the United States for almost a decade she worked for Harvard University, the Massachusetts Disability Law Center, and the Human Services Research Institute. She has volunteered at Legal Aid ACT and at the Intellectual Disability Rights Service in Redfern. Philippa is also President of KOOSHC, Inc, an inner west child care centre and was previously a Board Director of UTS Child Care, Inc
Jemma Hollonds (Director)
Jemma is Senior Solicitor and Education Coordinator with the Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS) and has experience in committee work with the Board of Community Legal Centres NSW, but not the Board itself. Her legal experience has been applied in the NFP area and in areas of migration, refugee research and in the policy area of the Human Rights Commission. Jemma holds a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws, and is currently undertaking a Master of Business Administration (Social Impact).
Janice Poynton (Director)
Janice is a community aged care professional and has had a Board role with the Northside Community Forum. She has held positions as Executive Officer, as a Team Leader, and as Managing Director in a consultancy firm. Janice holds professional qualifications which include: Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Master of Management (Community Management),Graduate Certificate in Community Management, and an Associate Diploma of Applied Science.
Harriet Davidson (Director)
Harriet has strong policy and strategic perspective with extensive experience in a large NFP. Previously a Board member of Auburn Diversity Services, she has a strong understanding of CALD issues and is very familiar with the environment which MRCs operate in.