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Luke Garswood - CEO
Luke Garswood
CEO

It is my privilege to continue our organisations' commitment to developing innovative ways of supporting the wellbeing of older people. I have a long background in advocacy and policy around disability and ageing, in government and the not-for-profit sector. It is great to be part of changing the experience of ageing in the community where I live.
Annette Hoskisson
Annette Hoskisson
Village Hub Members Services Manager

Annette has 20 years experience in Community Development, Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Impact Measurement. She runs the Village Hub Help Centre and is responsible for the day-to-day management of activities associated with the establishment and development of the Village Hub.
Flavia Pardini
Flavia Pardini
Village Hub Project Officer

With a background in Journalism and a passion for sustainability issues, Flavia has been involved with the Vic Park community for 10 years. Besides promoting the Village Hub and its activities, she works in developing our website and portal, exclusive resources for members, a local business directory and discount scheme.
Sarah Ryder
Sarah Ryder
Customer Service Officer

Sarah has over 15 years experience working in office administration with the last 5 years in the not-for-profit sector. She is passionate about connecting people with new friends, and enjoys being able to facilitate these connections in her role as Customer Service Officer.

Vicki Potter
Vicki Potter
Customer Service Officer

Vicki has had a varied career centered primarily in management and marketing in the Arts. Through her 7 years experience as a councillor at the Town of Victoria Park, she has become very focused on her local community. As a Customer Service Officer at Connect Victoria Park, she enjoys the opportunity to interact with locals on a regular basis.    

Susan Saxby
Community Kitchen Coordinator

Susan comes from a background of working with children with intellectual disabilities. Bringing smiles to people's faces is her greatest accomplishment. She is happy to be able to do that through her love of cooking and sharing delicious delights made with love at Connect's Community Kitchen.

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