Past Contributing Members

Henry Winata was born in Indonesia and migrated to Australia at the age of 12. He attained a combined degree in Engineering and Commerce from the University of Western Australia in 2003 and currently works as a manager at the Reserve Bank of Australia. Henry has a passion in classical and heritage music and is involved with the Shanghai China International Arts Festival. In his spare time, Henry likes learning foreign languages, including Arabic and Chinese.
Mandy Makhlouf is the Head of the Marking Committee. She holds a Masters of Interpreting and Translation from the University of Western Sydney, a Bachelor of Business “Business Management” from Charles Sturt University and a Diploma in Training and Assessment from TAFE. She is currently working towards a Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education.

Mandy is a Senior Project Officer with NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal at  the Department of Justice, an accredited Interpreter and Translator and a VET Training & Assessor. She also worked as a Project Lead for Performance and Networks, Senior People Development Consultant, Workforce Development Consultant, Project Officer, Business Manager and an Interpreter in Charge. Mandy is an accredited Change consultant and is interested in teaching, organisational design and talent development.

Rosemary Geagea holds a Bachelor degree in Teaching and a Certificate in Interior Design. She has managed a menswear store for 2 years and her husband’s building business for 5 years. She is a member in St Charbel’s College Parents and Friends Committee. Rosemary worked as an events coordinator for ALA of NSW and performed Master of Ceremonies’ duties at many functions including NSW Parliament House. Rosemary enjoys helping the community in any way which will benefit the betterment of society.
 Juliette Loueizi Najem has obtained an Employment and Training Certificate at Bankstown TAFE and a Certificate III in Education Support  – Teacher’s Aide at Meadowbank TAFE. She worked as a Secretary at a Doctor’s Surgery in Campsie for 3 years. She then graduated with a diploma for make-up application as well as studying at the Nailtech Training and Supplies College.  Other employment positions have included working as an Assistant Manager at Taylor’s Shoes, Marrickville for 5 years, working for the Hotline Digital Network,  Queensland and in Sydney as a Sales Consultant and Administration Manager.

She is proud to be a St. Charbel’s Church and Monastery Choir Member.

Hanane Jabbour is the Coordinator of Mirath in Mind’s Parent Committee. She received a Diploma in Interior Decoration from Lebanon. Hanane worked in a library as a Library Assistant for a period of three years. She has also completed a Certificate III in Library and Information Services at TAFE NSW. Hanane worked in the library of Holy Saviour School, Greenacre. She has planned and organised many community activities and events.
Chafica Kassouf Faysal I graduated with a Diploma in Child Care in 1984 and studied Teaching Language Other Than English at UNSW in 1996. I have over 15 years of experience in teaching language in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Australia. I’ve gained 5 years of experience in Book keeping and accounting, Management and Marketing through running my own store in Australia. Recently I completed undertaking a tertiary studies of Business Administration at TAFE.
Fatima Ali

Fatima is a self-employed business consultant whose expertise is centred on capacity building, organisational change management, strategic partnerships, program and systems development, strategy alignment capabilities and diversity.  Fatima is an accomplished senior manager with over 15 years work experience in senior and executive level management in State and Australian Government agencies, the not-for-profit and private sectors.  Fatima has been responsible for leading, directing and implementing major programs and reforms in the fields of health and community services in areas of women and migrants’ health, mental health and disability,  cultural diversity, education, early childhood development, refugees and asylum seekers. She has also worked as a senior advisor to a former Federal Government Minister.

Fatima is passionate about cross cultural dialogue, conflict resolution, the rights of women and refugees, and contributes to a range of international and community organisations in voluntary positions. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Institute of Management and the United Nations Association of Australia

She served on the board of a number of organisations including Arab Council Australia, Amnesty International, Mental Health Council (Tasmania), Refugees and Asylum Seekers Coalition,  the Australian Institute of International Affairs (Tasmania) and the Australian Arab Business Council.

She holds Master degree in International Affairs (Peace and Conflict Studies) from the Australian National University and the Peace Research Institute of Oslo Norway; Master degree in Public Administration from Flinders University; Graduate Diploma in Management from Flinders University, Graduate Certificate in Health Leadership from the Australian College of Health Services Executives, BA with Honours in Political Science and Psychology from the University of Tasmania and Bachelor in Theology.