Executive Manager Childrens Services
Niki joined Community First Step in 2017 and was promoted to Executive Manager of Children’s Services the following year. She has over 10 years’ experience managing a range of early childhood services within large corporate companies. Niki is passionate and believes that Early Childhood educators have a significant role to play in each child’s life. As such she is committed to continuous professional development opportunities for both herself and staff to ensure their skills and knowledge remain current and in the best interest of the children and Early Childhood Services.
Niki is a Justice of the Peace and holds a Certificate III, Diploma and Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care.
Executive Manager Community Services
Usha has been appointed Executive Manager Community Services since November 2017. Prior to this Usha has spent the last 15 years working her way up through the organisation. Originally accessing CFS services as a new migrant and then volunteering, her experience in this sector has inspired her to work in community services – creating opportunities. Usha take great pride in working with culturally diverse communities, is passionate about creating safe environments for children and families, and is a strong advocate of enhancing opportunities for newly arrived migrants and refugees through education and employment.
Executive Director Disability Servies
Joe has over 20 years’ experience managing services in small and large non-profit organisations, including supported accommodation and disability services under the NDIS. Joe started his career as a social worker before taking on management roles working with young people facing homelessness, vulnerable children and families and more recently the provision of therapeutic services under the NDIS. Joe has a Masters of Community Management and is currently completing a Law Degree to further his commitment to social justice. Joe is dedicated to making a difference where is counts and achieving sustainable outcomes that benefits all parts of the community.
Marlon has held the position of Finance Manager for Community First Step since 2017. With several years of experience in financial and management accounting, Marlon brings his passion for internal controls, process efficiencies, capital development and financial reporting to CFS. Marlon’s wealth of experience came primarily from the health care industry where he most recently worked as the Regional Commercial Manager for Ramsay Health Care’s Northside Group of Hospitals.
People & Culture Officer
Mustafa joined Community First Step in June 2017 as the HR Officer. As a HR Generalist, Mustafa brings knowledge and skills which facilitate organisational strategies in People and Culture. Prior to joining CFS, he worked with a variety of organisations including IBM and Telenor, where he managed different organisational development projects. With a passion for systems and technology, Mustafa is committed to continuous improvement initiatives and working with CFS Management and staff to improve HR processes and achieve organisational excellence.