Wyong Neighbourhood Centre Inc. is our official legal name but we are also know as Phoenix Youth Support Service and Gosford CBD Community Hub.
We are an independent Incorporated Association, a registered Charity and a Deductible Gift Recipient. All donations over $2, to this organisation are tax deductible.
Membership is open to anyone who has an interest in our activities and services or supporting what we do at Wyong Neighbourhood Centre. The cost of membership is $6.00 (non-waged) and $10.00 (waged) per year. The membership year is July 1 to June 30, however you may join at anytime. We hold an Annual General Meeting in September or October each year and all members are welcome to attend.
Members can be nominated and voted as Board Members at the AGM. Regular meetings are held throughout the year. Board Members will be required to attend a monthly meeting (generally around 10 per calendar year).
BOARD OF MANAGEMENT
All positions on the Board of Management are voluntary. All positions are declared vacant at the Annual General Meeting each year and members are nominated to fill the positions. Positions are filled with suitably skilled and experienced community members with an interest in our programs and activities.
There are 4 office bearers (President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary) and up to 6 ordinary members each year.
If you are interested in joining our Board, please send an email to email@example.com or text or call 0490 906 019.
Ms Kylie Hopkins is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Service Manager of the organisation and is responsible for all operational matters and compliance with association policies and procedures.
CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS
Monique Cardon MBA - Chairperson/President
Monique joined the Board in a casual vacancy position in February 2022 and was elected President at the 2022 AGM.
Monique has worked in the not-for-profit sector as a senior executive on the Central Coast for over 30 years. She is a management generalist with experience in governance, finance, HR, risk and compliance, marketing, and communications. She currently works part time as a grant writer with a large local homelessness charity here on the Coast, and serves on one other Board.
Lea Edwards -Vice-President
Lea has been a WNCI Member since 2017, and has skills in HR, staffing and payroll management from an employer perspective. She is a qualified Trainer and Assessor in Community Services, Ageing, Disability and Mental Health.
Lea established her own community-based NDIS registered service based in Wyong, and is currently the CEO.
Samantha (Sam) Frost Bbus/LLB GDLP - Treasurer
Samantha has been a member of the WNCI Board since October 2020 and is currently the Treasurer. Samantha was recently admitted to the NSW Supreme Court as a Solicitor. She has extensive experience working in corporate and not-for-profit organisations, and brings problem-solving and governance skills to the Board, as well as financial management and cyber awareness.
While at university Samantha worked for a charitable organisation in the financial services and banking sector. Samantha is able to leverage her financial and good governance skills in her capacity as Treasurer. She studied governance at the Governance Institute of Australia and is very passionate about education, especially the education of women and children. Early in her career Sam worked in early childhood education before commencing her university studies.
Brittani Presland MBA - Secretary
Brittani was appointed to a casual vacancy position in June 2022 and elected to the Board at the AGM.
Brittani has recent experience working in the financial sector and local not-for-profit organisations. She is an MBA and Master of Finance student and has studied governance at AICD. Brittani brings a youth perspective to the board and a commitment to the local community. She was recently voted the Central Coast Young Person of the Year.
Annette Evans BSW/DipPhil
Annette has been a WNCI Member since 2018 and was Chair of the WNCI Board from 2019-2022. During that time, she worked on compliance and corporate governance systems within the organisation, strengthening Board and management processes.
She brings her experiences working across the community services sector and has undertaken training courses through Australian Institute of Community Directors.
Born and raised on the Central Coast, Matt is passionate about all things Wyong, and joined the WNCI Board at the 2022 AGM.
Throughout his life he has actively supported his community as a social entrepreneur within the area now referred to as the Northern Growth Corridor of the Central Coast, NSW. As a 3rd generation builder, Matt has over 35 years building industry experience. He has owned and operated a middle tier building company, for over 20 years. He is now giving his time and focus to the development of the Wyong area.