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.
Australian communities have the capacity to support vulnerable people.
Who We Are
deb (@) nesst.org.au
Our Executive Officer, Debra Pugh has a wealth of experience having worked in the community care sector for over 25 years. She came to the organisation with Nursing and Teaching qualifications, and extensive experience in community care service provision and has since completed several university qualifications culminating in a Masters Degree in Adult Education and Training.
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 – Debbie McCowen
Treasurer – Karen Kermode
Secretary and Supervision – Julia McCosker