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 member of the Family Services NSW Board. 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 overall outcomes of vulnerable children and young people, their families and communities.

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Melisa Bradley
General Manager, Disability Services

Melisa has worked in the Disability sector for 20 years, in roles spanning operations, clinical, and leadership. She has managed cross-sectional services and has a strong commitment to operational excellence and business development in areas where there are unmet needs within the community. She is passionate about social justice and making a difference in community inclusion, partnering with internal and external stakeholders.

Melisa holds a Bachelor of Inclusive Education and Disability Studies, Diploma of Disability, Certificate IV in Training and Education.

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Carol Swift
General Manager, Corporate Services

Carol has over 20 years of experience as a senior finance executive and organisational, 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 held responsibility for all corporate services, Finance, Business Analysis, Payroll, Information Technology, Quality, Risk and Compliance Management, as well as designing and implementing plans for strategic direction.

Carol’s experience in 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 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 a variety of senior HR generalist roles across a diverse industry group. She has a strong HR generalist and business partnering background, with a particular interest 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, and working towards supporting and improving the lives of people of Western Sydney, with the last six and a half years working in senior HR roles with Western Sydney Local Health District. In her free time, she volunteers for a number of worthy causes and is working on improving her newly acquired skills in Fencing and Sailing.

Namita holds a BA(Hons) Eco., MBA and currently undertaking 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 and 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 the area of disability, homelessness, drugs & alcohol, mental health, asylum seekers and the criminal justice system. He is passionate about making a difference in the community and having a more inclusive, tolerant and society.

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Lili Sta-Maria
Marketing and Partnerships – Manager

Lili has over 15 years of experience as a senior manager working 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 and holds a Masters in International Marketing from the University of Technology, Sydney and a degree in Bachelor Commerce (Marketing) from the University of New England. She is passionate about making a positive difference in the community and honouring human differences and diversity.