Who we are Our team Our staff Chief Executive Officer Rachel Tanny [email protected] A self-confessed crazy cat lady, Rachel is more than just a mum of two young kids and an energetic CEO. She’s passionate about the causes she supports: COA, victims of domestic violence, service animals for the disabled, and (of course) all things feline! Operations Manager Sabina Kovadlo [email protected] It is immensely rewarding to make a difference on a daily basis as COA operations manager. I feel privileged to witness the joy and the happiness brought to our members through the efforts of our staff and volunteers, be it through social events, educational program, Hannah Meyer Project or providing nutritional meals and home support. 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, working for schools such as Moriah Pre-School and Emanuel, and organsiations such as Microsoft, Nortel, and Optus. I love people, and my favorite part of this job is presenting the Sunday Movie at COA so I can schmooze with our members. Office Manager Sharon Monty [email protected] I have been at COA since 2002. Sitting in the reception for our office I love meeting new people and schmoozing with our regulars. Social Worker Valentina Girshkin [email protected] I enjoy working with our clients one on one and helping them find the services they need, but I also love to shock and surprise people so be warned! Social Worker Suzanne Itzkovitz [email protected] I have come from a teaching and administration background even though I am a trained social worker. I am glad to be able to use my social work skills fro the benefit of COA members. Kosher Meals Coordinator Andrew Vilek [email protected] I work 2 days a week as the meals coordinator and enjoy my contact with our dedicated volunteers and our clients at home. Kosher Meals Coordinator Barbara Temple [email protected] I was a meal delivery volunteer until the COA needed someone to share the coordination of meals delivery. I have been in the office one day a week for some time, and still do deliveries when asked. Kosher Meals Administration Edwin Garth [email protected] I came to COA on a work placement over 15 years ago and have been here ever since handling the computer side of meals deliveries and reporting meals statistics to the government each quarter Volunteer Coordinator Robbie Clifford [email protected] I’m an involved member of the community passionate about social welfare. I love contributing and making experiences better! I am a Beatles nut, and a Wests Tigers and Liverpool FC tragic. Diversional Therapist Shosh Kirshner [email protected] I am at COA on Mondays and Wednesdays working with our members and presenting large group activities, including live music and dancing. 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 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.