CONNECT offices are located in Lismore and Tweed Heads. Our staff have vast knowledge, are local and are familiar with the community needs in which they work and live.

Executive Support Team:

Melissa Hughes - Chief Executive Officer

Gabby Sambuari-Jay - Administration Assistant


Indigenous Youth Employment Team:

Margaret Hughes - Program Manager

Ian Geyer - Aboriginal Youth Project Officer - Woodenbong 

Jenny Morgan - Youth Project Officer

Joanne Randall - Aboriginal Youth Project Officer - Clarence Valley

Portia Walker - Aboriginal Youth Project Officer - Casino

Work It Out Team:

Sue Ryan - Program Manager

Allison Lonsdale - Youth Engagement Coordinator

Anna Toole - Youth Engagement Coordinator

Ella O'Neil - Youth Support Administrative Assistant

Karen Kercselics - Youth Engagement Coordinator

Regan Howarth - Youth Engagement Coordinator

Sarah O'Neill - Youth Support Administrative Assistant

Tara Mansfield - Youth Engagement Coordinator



Work Placement Team:

Kate Fewtrell - Program Manager

Donna Barker - Work Placement Coordinator

Karen Kercselics - Work Placement Coordinator

Gabby Sambuari-Jay - Administration Assistant

Jacqui Brenton - Team Leader - Work Placement

Jacqui Payne - Work Placement Coordinator

Joey Dove - Office Administration Trainee

Kelly Hodgson - Work Placement Coordinator

Lisa McCabe - Work Placement Coordinator