Mid Coast 4 Kids is made up of a dynamic group of community champions who are passionate about advocating for the needs for children, young people and families on the Mid Coast. Together they bring decades of knowledge, skill and experience to the work of Mid Coast 4 Kids. Each member is a champion of collaboration and they work together to positively influence the life trajectory of children and young people in the region.
“Find people who have the energy to change the system, bring them together, empower and enable them to create change”. Rachel Sinha, Finance Innovation Lab
PHOTO ABOVE: Mid Coast 4 Kids Steering Committee (from left back row) Bree Katsamangos (Mission Australia), Dr Gaye Sheather (Mission Australia), Marie Atkinson (Uniting), Leanne Davy (Child Care Services Taree & Districts), Lynn Brettle (NSW Department of Education), Renee Scarlett (Manning Support Services Inc), Val Schaefer (Mission Australia).
Front Row from left: Mel Foster, Sue Russell & Julie Higgins (Child Care Services Taree & Districts Inc), Annie Gilchrist and Clare Brennan (First Steps Count Taree) and Russell Ingram (MidCoast Council).
Absent: Justin Hayes (Taree PCYC,) Caron Watkins (Manning Valley Neighbourhood Services), Lauren Vaughan (HNE Health), Kevin Randle (Department of Communities & Justice), Angie Stewart (Biripi ACMC), Deborah Bliss (NSW Health), Rachel Starrett (Tresillian in the Manning), Eve Barboza (Department of Social Services), Jenn Wiemes (Manning Gardens Public School); Joanne Gilkison (Uniting), Karen Bradley (NSW Department of Education), Katie Marteene (Uniting), Luke Collier (Manning Support Services Inc), Lynese Robinson (NSW Health); Kathryn Sweegers (CatholicCare Social Services Hunter Manning).