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Inclusion:

NESST celebrates diversity and promotes inclusion

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Leadership:

NESST takes a leadership role and gives a voice to local communities

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Sustainability:

NESST is committed to a sustainable and reliable service system

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Efficiency:

NESST encourages and facilitates efficient and effective service provision

Our Organisation

NESST is a non-government organisation that has been successfully operating for over 20 years.  Our focus is on improving outcomes for vulnerable people living in the community.

NESST works with people, local communities, and organisations to develop and strengthen the skills, processes and resources needed to survive and thrive in a rapidly changing environment.

Our vision

Australian communities have the capacity to support vulnerable people.

Who We Are

Deb Pugh

Deb Pugh

Executive Officer

deb (@) nesst.org.au

Our Executive Officer, Debra Pugh has a wealth of experience. Debra has worked as a HACC Development Officer for over twenty years. She came to the position with Nursing and Teaching qualifications, and experience in HACC service provision and has since completed several university qualifications culminating in a Masters Degree in Adult Education and Training.

Paul Tracey

Paul Tracey

Project Officer

paul (@) nesst.org.au

Paul Tracey has a Bachelor of Vocational Education and Training, an Associate Degree in Further Education and Training, a Diploma of Community Services Coordination and a Certificate IV Training and Assessment. Paul has extensive experience in adult education, project management and community capacity building.

Jenni Carlin

Jenni Carlin

Project Officer

jen(@)nesst.org.au

Jenni joins our team with over 20 years’ experience in the Aged and Community Care industry. Having qualifications in Aged Care Nursing, Dementia Support MOOC, Diploma in Diversional Therapy, Diploma in Management and has National Case Management Certification.
Previously working as a Multi Service Out-let Coordinator Jenni is a skilled addition to the NESST team.
Jenni is currently studying a Bachelor of Dementia through the University of Tasmania.

Wendy Allingham

Wendy Allingham

Office Manager

wendy (@) nesst.org.au

Wendy has been with NESST since 2011.
Wendy Allingham is local lady off the land, from the New England region.
As Office Manager, Wendy oversees NESST’s finances, accounts and payroll with nearly 30yrs experience in this field.
Wendy also oversees event bookings, venues, and catering for our training days, forums, meetings for the broader Community Care and Sector Support Networks.
Wendy holds a Certificate IV qualification in Alcohol and other Drugs Works.

Board of Management

Our organisation operates under a Board of Management drawn from across the Local Planning Area (LPA). The Board is a highly skilled group of people all of whom are, or have been, involved in the community care sector. We currently have eight board members. Our Board includes other Regional Service Providers, the CEO of an Aboriginal organisation, an Aboriginal community member, and a carer.

Chairperson – Margaret Lenord

Vice Chairperson – Heather Lynn

Treasurer – Susie Dunn

Secretary and Supervision – Julia McCosker

Committee members:

Debbie McCowen

Karen Kermode