Suzi Kenney


LLB, MInEd (School Leadership)

Suzi has lived in the Southern Highlands for over 25 years.  She has extensive experience working with young people experiencing crisis and trauma in educational and residential care settings, teaching, management and community development.  Suzi is motivated by the belief that everyone has the capacity to reach their own unique potential given the right support and opportunities.  She is passionate about social justice, educating and supporting kids who don't fit into the mainstream school system, and the empowerment of women and girls, especially those who are facing and overcoming adversity.

Suzi also brings expertise in strategic planning and development, the design of inclusive frameworks, data-driven decision-making and diagnostic feedback processes.  

Stafford Cottage, Monday to Friday.

M:  0437 439 746

E:  [email protected]

Nicole Blaik

Community Worker

BA (Psychology & Religious Studies), Grad Dip Counselling

Nicole is originally from New Zealand, and has called the Southern Highlands home since 2012.  Nicole has previously worked as a school counsellor, support worker in an alcohol and other drug rehabilitation centre and was the Youth Hub coordinator also at HCC. Before that she was a research assistant for many years and was involved in projects researching communication in health and education settings. She is passionate about empowering people to make life enhancing change.

Nicole runs the programs My Life My Dreams and Tuning In To Teens.

Stafford Cottage, Monday to Thursday.

M:  0437 367 494

E:  [email protected]

Lisa Fuller

Aboriginal Community Worker

Dip Community Services, Dip Youth Work

Lisa is our Aboriginal Community Worker.  She runs the Women's Yarning Circle and Cultural Connections for Families programs.  She also helps out at Dhungung (Food) Share at the Aboriginal Cultural Centre every Thursday.  Lisa also provides support for Aboriginal families and Aboriginal women experiencing Domestic and Family Violence.

Stafford Cottage, Tuesday to Friday.

M:  0498 075 198

E:  [email protected]

Lynn Brady

NILS Coordinator

Advanced Dip Human Resources Management, Cert IV Workplace Training & Assessment, Cert III Hairdressing

Lynn lives locally and enjoys helping others and giving back to the community.  Her background is HR, recruitment and administration.  She has been a small business owner for the past 13 years.  She is motivated by helping financially disadvantaged people access safe, affordable credit.  She is passionate about microfinance, small business and financial empowerment.

Lynn is our No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS) Coordinator.

Stafford Cottage, Monday to Wednesday.

M:  0417 208 397

E:  [email protected]

Natalie Roberts

Senior Youth Worker

Dip Community Services

Natalie has lived in the Southern Highlands for her entire life. She has two children who she is raising in the Southern Highlands on their farm. She is passionate about Social Justice and believes that all young people deserve the chance to shine and have a voice. 

Natalie provides case management for young people between the ages of 12 and 25.  She co-facilitates the Links to Learning program and Youth Drop-In every Wednesday at the Youth Hub, facilitates the Tutoring program and provides support for young people on Work Development Orders and the Young Offenders scheme.

Highlands Youth Centre (Youth Hub), Monday to Thursday.

M:  0414 207 571

E:  [email protected]