Staff

The Board employs a team of staff to manage the operations of NWS.  The current team comprises:


Karyn Lisignoli - Chief Executive Officer

Phone: (08) 9272 3189 

Mobile: 0459 176 603

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Karyn, NWS Chief Executive Officer is a community development executive with extensive experience in youth, community and business development areas.  Karyn is a social entrepreneur who thrives on the challenge of developing and maintaining community and corporate partnerships, and other key strategic relationships, in order to address social injustices and disadvantage.  She is passionate about working collaboratively to address Aboriginal disengagement and despair, and believes that many in the community are keen to work together to address the same. Since graduating from Curtin University of Technology in 1995, with a double major in Psychology and Sociology, Karyn has worked exclusively in the youth and community development sector, for both community agencies and local government authorities.  Since 2004, Karyn has been employed in senior roles, namely as the senior executive of a significant youth affairs organisation; including the Regional Education and Careers in Highways Foundation (REACH) and the Youth Affairs Council of WA (YACWA).  She is a Fellow of Leadership WA (LWA), an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), and most importantly,is delighted to be working with this small, dynamic and passionate team to improve the quality of life for all Nyoongars. 


  Mark Griffin - Programs Manager

  Phone: (08) 9272 3189

  Mobile: 0431 541 571

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Mark rejoined NWS at the start of 2014 after spending a few years working in the Aboriginal Health Sector. Mark, who is a Nygkina man is passionate about making a difference in the lives of Aboriginal people through sharing his knowledge about sport, health and culture.   

Mark holds a Bachelor in Sports Science and has an extensive background in sport program development, planning and implentation. Mark has a strong desire to help members of the Aboriginal community make a change to their health and lifestyle habits through ensuring professional and relevant program development and delivery. Mark is proud to be managing the NWS Program portfolio and values building strong connections with the NWS sports team, program partners as well as the Aboriginal community members we service.


  Kerry Barker - Business Development Manager

  Phone: (08) 9272 3189

  Mobile: 0409 101 017

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Kerry’s career began in the health sector in both physiotherapy and management roles. A career change saw her work as a new business consultant for an advertising agency. In 2010, she returned to human services working in the disability and community services sectors.

Kerry’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Master of Business Administration.


  Tilman Lowe - Senior Sports Development Officer

 

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   Dylan Garlett  - Senior Sports Development Officer

   Phone: (08) 9272 3189

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  Misty Gray - Sports Development Officer 

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  Sara Riches - Health Promotion Officer

  Phone: (08) 9272 3189

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