Appointed March 2020
With a life-long commitment to social justice, Rev Ric Holland is keen to further embed the Community House as a welcoming place of support and empowerment. Currently Minister of Hampton Park Uniting Church, his diverse career has included leadership roles across the not-for profit sector including the Marriage Guidance Council UK, Melbourne City Mission, the Animal Welfare League and Parkinson’s Australia. Prior to his current role, he was Director of Community Engagement at St Michael’s Uniting Church in Melbourne’s CBD. Rev Holland is an energetic and progressive individual committed to improving lives in the communities he serves.
Appointed February 2020
Kate brings a wealth of experience to Hampton Park Community House, having more than 20 years of Community Development and leadership experience before taking on the role of Hampton Park Community House Manager in January 2020 and currently as Executive Officer for Hampton Park Care Group Inc.
Her achievements in community leadership are extensive, having previously been Executive Officer for Diamond Valley Learning Centre as well as Community Manager for Laurimar (in the City of Whittlesea) and Community Development Coordinator for Parkinson’s Victoria.
Kate has earned a Bachelor of Arts -Psychology (University of Port Elizabeth), Diploma of Management (RMIT), Advanced Diploma of Community Management (PRACE), Cert IV in Training and Assessment (TAE 16) Eltham Learning Centre and is Graduate of the Centre for Courage and Renewal Facilitation Program. A life-long learner, Kate is presently completing a Bachelor of Education at Swinburne University.
Kate was a Board Director for the Dear Dyslexic Foundation for three years. She is a current member of the Institute of Community Directors, IAP2 (International association for Public Participation) and ANZACATA peak professional body representing creative arts therapists in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia/Pacific region.
Principal of Cloudxaccounting, Asad has more than fifteen years of extensive work experience in accounting, finance, administration and compliance-related roles in Retail, Education, Banking, Financial, Medical and Manufacturing industries, accumulating strong knowledge in accounting and finance procedures. Having worked in professional services firms and NFP organisations in Australia and abroad, Asad has developed strong networks and expertise in navigating complex NFP regulations and risk including internal auditing and compliance experience. Asad has extensive up-to-date knowledge of Accounting Standards (IFRS/FRC/AASB/AUASB), sound knowledge of the Australian taxation system (BAS, CGT, GST, PAYG, FBT, etc.), Dashboard Reporting and Analytics. (Power BI). He has practical experience of filing APRA, ATO and ASIC returns, preparing financial reports, including budgeting, forecasting & variance analysis, financial reporting & data analysis and balance sheet reconciliations, office Support & staff management, budget control & administration and process improvement.
AIS expertise and controls.
Asad has a passion for supporting community organisations and through his work with the Executive team, he aims to raise awareness of our Sector in the broader community and be an advocate for increased funding for community services and research.
Sue is your Marketing and Communication contact person who will handle all your Social Media and Website enquiries. She has a long history in design and a Cert IV in Graphic Design and has completed several courses with RMIT in Social Media Marketing. She brings a wide range of skills, bridging our gap in the digital world.
Director of HPCH Children’s Service.
Operations Manager / Acting Children’s Services Manager
Ammaniar is a skilled professional with extensive experience in overseeing organisational operations, strategy, projects, change and stakeholder management, Ammaniar has a track record of excellence in relationship and team building.
Her career has been defined by a rare combination of executive and entrepreneurial skills.
As a mum of four beautiful children, she enjoys spending time with family.
Meet your Early Childhood Teacher, Sandra Kerbej, delivering HPCH 3-Year-Old Kinder Program. She is one of our early childhood Teachers and a mum to 3 beautiful children.
Her passion for teaching started after she graduated from high school when she completed her Advanced Diploma in TESOL and moved to Kuwait. She began working as the educational coordinator at an American preschool. It was because of this role that she realised she wanted to peruse a career in education.She completed my Bachelor of Education in 2019 and began working as an ECT in an early learning centre.
Community Development Coordinator
Zohra migrated to Australia over 30 years ago, and completed her VCE, Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care and Diploma in Community Services Management in Australia. Recently having completed the ACFE Adult Literacy and Numeracy Program, she is a welcome addition to the Hampton Park Care Group Inc. Adult Community Education team. She is fluent in Dari, Urdu, Hindi, Pashto, Hazaragi. Zohra has over 15 years of customer service and leadership roles experience and is always determined to help everyone in any way she can. Besides work, she is a mother of 4 kids, loves both roles, and understands how important work-life balance is.
Always full of energy and happy to help others!
Edith has worked in family services for the past 13 years. She has extensive experience in working with Families and Children, having worked in the Children’s services area for 4 years.
Edith was born in Germany, lived in France and Canada, and also travelled the USA. Immigrated to Australia in 1982 for a new adventure in her life to stay, live and work in this beautiful country.
Her hobbies are Ice Hockey, Bike Riding, Swimming, Crafting and walking.
Edith is fluent in both German, French, and English languages.
Lorna immigrated to Australia as an 11 year old from New Zealand with Scottish Parents who intended to return to Scotland the next year. On leaving school Lorna did a cooking apprenticeship and qualified as a chef on completion, Lorna took on a role some years later as chef in a child care service where she changed careers.
Lorna has a diploma of children’s services and extensive experience as a youth and disability support worker.In addition, she has 2 daughters and a step son ages 25,17 and 9 as well as Cyndi and Prince the poodles.
Lorna has 15 years plus in customer service and leadership roles. She is also a volunteer for Guides Victoria and Centre for Research Excellence, women’s reproductive health. https://whirlcre.edu.au/ as consumer advocate for women with Ploy Cystic Ovarian Syndrome.