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Wendy LindgrenWendy Lindgren, Acting Chairperson

Wendy is currently a consultant for work-based education and training. She was previously head of Child Studies, NSW TAFE. Wendy has been widely involved in the community sector over many years.

Life member of Community Child Care Co-operative.

Email: wend@bigpond.net.au


Anita JovanovskiAnita Jovanovski, Board Member

Anita is an early childhood professional who has worked in the early childhood industry for over 20 years across all children’s services sectors. She is employed by the NSW Family Day Care Association, currently in the role of CEO. Anita actively lobbies and advocates for the best outcomes and rights for children and their families, both with local and State governments. She is strongly committed to social justice and equality within the industry.

EmailAnitaJ@nswfdc.org.au


Gerard MoonGerard Moon, Board Member

Gerard is the Children's Services Co-ordinator at Cumberland Council. He has worked as a manager of local Government education and care services for the past twelve years and has managed long day care, family day care, OOSH and preschools. During his 23 year career in children's services Gerard has been a hospital play therapist, worked in long day care (mostly nurseries), OOSH facilities and has been a education and care director on a resort island in the Whitsundays.

Email: gmoon68@optusnet.com.au


Maria PenderMaria Pender, Board Member

Maria has been the Director of Clovelly Child Care Centre for over 25 years, a parent-managed, community-based, not-for-profit service. Maria has a Degree in Early Childhood and a Masters in Adult Education. She has taught at the Indigenous Early Childhood Bachelor of Teaching Program at Macquarie University with Warawara and the Institute of Early Childhood. As a member of the Social Justice in Early Childhood Group, Maria has a strong affiliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander issues as well as Anti-Bias, Multicultural and Disability issues.

Life member of Community Child Care Co-operative.

Email: maria.pender@optusnet.com.au


Elizabeth RobinsonElizabeth Robinson, Board Member

Elizabeth is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Institute of Training and Development, the leading membership association for training, learning and organisational development professionals. Prior to this Elizabeth spent 14 years promoting quality assurance in children’s education and care services at the National Childcare Accreditation Council. Elizabeth has a range of qualifications including a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Laws.

Email: ceo@aitd.com.au


Gary WithymanGary Withyman, Board Member

Gary has a Master of Business in Employment Relations, Graduate Diploma in Employment Relations and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. He worked for 24 years in the State Public Sector before moving into the private sector for eight years. Gary has extensive experience in Human Resource Management and Business Administration and currently operates his own consultancy business. He is a Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute and recently stepped down from the role of State President after five years.

Life member of Community Child Care Co-operative.

Email: gary@hroutcomes@bigpond.com


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