About Us Our team Our staff Volunteer Coordinator Ranmalie Desilva [email protected] I am an enthusiastic people person with a passion for supporting our members in their independence. I am so looking forward to working with this amazing team who honestly COA would be nowhere without. Kosher meals Coordinator & Chief Provisioning Officer Sylvia Franklin [email protected] I have been working in the Catering and Events Industry for the past 7 years and look forward to bringing those skills back in to the community here at the COA. I look forward to assist in the ongoing success of the Kosher Meals on Wheels program as well as getting involved in other special projects. Kosher Meals Administration Edwin Garth [email protected] I came to COA on a work placement in 2001 and have been here ever since handling the computer side of meals deliveries and reporting meals statistics to the government each quarter. Member Engagement Manager Mordechai Levin [email protected] I have a sincere passion for establishing close rapport with individuals and ensuring our community’s needs are being met. My other interests include singing and painting and I try to carry those talents with me no matter where I am or what I am doing. COA has granted me this amazing opportunity incorporating both my psychology and counselling studies in conjunction with my genuine desire to bring about positive change within the Jewish community. Transport Coordinator Dorrit Mahemoff [email protected] I worked for many years with Burger Centre organising transport until retirement. But when COA required some help organising their transport I came in to help and stayed Social Welfare Officer Ros Brenner [email protected] I am a Counsellor and am excited to bring my professional skills on board. I aim to help the members of COA in whatever way they need, and have many years of experience in working with the aged community through Community Health. In 2013 I published my first novel, Kalisz, a Journey of Return, a story of survival and hope. Reception Lea Couston [email protected] After being based working at the airport for 12 years I wanted a change and felt drawn to COA and its close knit community. I love the atmosphere, it’s a very caring environment, you feel very welcomed here. I love the seeing the happy faces during the activities, like knitting and art, the support and care is amazing, it’s a great place to be a part of. Accountant David Nathan [email protected] I worked full time for many years, in and out of the Jewish community, and when my time came I retired. But retirement was too dull, so when COA was looking for a part time accountant, I threw my hat in the ring. Events Booking & Accounts Jackie Ryker [email protected] I joined COA in 2017 as a volunteer 1 day a week. This has now evolved into a 4 day week, doing general accounts, administration, and taking bookings for events and functions. I’m so happy to be giving back to the community and interacting with our members. Development Officer Sandy Matrai [email protected] I have been with COA on and off, as a volunteer and paid worker, since 1986. I come from a teaching and IT background, and use my skills to produce grant submissions, policy and procedure, the COA newsletter, advertising, editorial, and this website. I love people, and my favorite part of the job is presenting the COA Sunday Movie each fortnight so I can schmooze with our members. Casual Driver Phil Levy Driver Ronnie Butow Handy Man and Driver Paul Skerwiderski I have worked with COA for over 25 years as a driver, a maintenance man, and setting up the COA Krygier Centre for various activities. I enjoy spending time with our clients and have grown to know them very well over the years.