Leadership Team

Melanie Andrews - CEO of Woodville Alliance

Melanie Andrews
Chief Executive Officer

Melanie has worked in the Community Services sector for over 20 years and is a Family Services NSW Board member. With a strong sense of social justice, Melanie commenced her Social Work career in community development roles in disadvantaged communities across Sydney NSW. For over 15 years, Melanie has held senior leadership roles with large non-profit organisations overseeing the operations of child and family services, mental health services, disability, community aged care and community development programs.

Melanie’s passion is to deliver high-quality community services that improve the outcomes of vulnerable children and young people, their families and communities.

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Kylie Mackie
General Manager, Community Initiatives

Kylie has worked in the Community Services sector for over 15 years. With a passion for social justice, she has worked in disadvantaged communities across Western Sydney, supporting vulnerable children and families in early intervention, education, employment, mental health and community development. Before Woodville Alliance, she taught at TAFE and worked for the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Kylie has years of operational and leadership experience and is strongly committed to delivering high-quality services.

Kylie holds a Bachelor of Behavioural Science, Cert IV in Business and a Cert III in Early Childhood and Care.

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Carol Swift
General Manager, Corporate Services

Carol has over 20 years of experience as a senior finance executive and organisational, and strategic development, across a diverse range of industries, in both commercial and not-for-profit sectors, including healthcare, industrial services, resources, wholesale services & education. Across these industries, she has been responsible for all corporate services, Finance, Business Analysis, Payroll, Information Technology, Quality, Risk and Compliance Management, and designing and implementing strategic direction plans.

Carol’s experience building high-quality management services and risk management systems has created her passion for developing a culture of continual improvement with good governance practices in a values-based environment.

Carol holds a B.Comm (UNSW), is a qualified CPA and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD). Carol is also a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia (FGIA) and a Fellow of the International Chartered Governance Institute (FCIS).

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Namita Biswal
General Manager, People and Culture

Namita migrated to Australia in 2002 and has since worked in various senior HR generalist roles across a diverse industry group. She has a strong HR generalist and business partnering background, particularly interested in employee wellbeing, inclusion & diversity, Employee Relations and Work Health and Safety. Namita firmly believes that People are Woodville Alliance’s biggest asset and is committed to developing them and making Woodville Alliance an Employer of Choice for community-based roles.

She is committed to social justice, supporting and improving the lives of the people of Western Sydney, with the last six and a half years working in senior HR roles with Western Sydney Local Health District. She volunteers for several worthy causes in her free time and is working on improving her newly acquired skills in Fencing and Sailing.

Namita holds a BA(Hons) Eco., MBA, and a Master in HR and Law from the University of Newcastle.

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Michael Doran
Business Development – Manager

Michael has over 16 years of experience working in Business Development roles in the shipping and logistics industry throughout Australia, Asia and Africa. He is experienced in sales and marketing. He holds a Master of Business Degree in International Marketing at UTS University, Management Advancement Program at Witwatersrand University Johannesburg, Corporate Account Management Program at IMD Lausanne and Certificate IV in Community Services at TAFE.

Michael has gained recent experience working in disability, homelessness, drugs & alcohol, mental health, asylum seekers and the criminal justice system. He is passionate about making a difference in the community and creating a more inclusive, tolerant society.

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Lili Sta-Maria
Marketing and Partnerships – Manager

Lili has over 15 years of experience as a senior manager in brand management, strategic marketing, and customer strategy in not-for-profit, banking & finance, insurance, and government industries. Most recently in a large not-for-profit organisation providing residential aged care, independent living, home community care, early childhood education and development, disability and community services for children, young people and families. Her experience provides a strong base for her work with Woodville Alliance to develop and implement an organization-wide strategic marketing, communications, and partnerships strategy.

Lili is also an experienced marketer with a Masters in International Marketing from the University of Technology, Sydney and a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) degree from the University of New England. She is passionate about making a positive difference in the community and honouring human differences and diversity.