Meet our Team

Every member of our team is committed and focussed on the creation of opportunities for children to make authentic and meaningful contributions to their communities. We flourish when we put our minds together and we find inspiration in the people we work with and missions we support.

Our workplace is fun, dynamic and constantly firing with ideas, just the way we all like it!

At Kids Giving Back our values are translated into action every day. They are reflected in our programs, our interactions with our charity partners and our programs and in our decision making.

 

Our Leadership Team:

Administration

NADINE BEN-MAYOR 

Manager, Community Liaison.

Nadine is generally the first telephone contact many people have with Kids Giving Back! That sunny voice on the end of the line matches the personality we are so lucky to get to work with at Kids Giving Back.

After volunteering for a Kids Giving Back Cook4Good program with her daughter, Nadine was inspired by the work of the organisation and became a regular volunteer in 2015 before being recruited into a permanent role with the organisation in 2016. Having been part of Kids Giving Back since it was a tiny team of 3, Nadine has loved watching the organisation grow and develop.

With qualifications in Science and Interior design, Nadine has over 20 years experience in the events industry and 8 years with the Cancer Council of NSW.  Nadine is heavily relied on at Kids Giving Back for the logistics of running our programs and although busy behind the scenes organising all the program bookings, she gets immense satisfaction hearing how the programs have affected both those participating and the individuals in need

Program Delivery

REBECCA WADE

Manager, Programs and Learning.

Known to the team as simply “Bec”, Rebecca  has 25 years of experience working with children and families. Originally a youth worker, Rebecca has a long history in the Out of School Hours Care sector both as a service co-ordinator, presenter and trainer.

As Manager of Programs and Learning Rebecca is responsible for the co-ordinating the development and delivery of our suite of service learning and community programs. With her warmth and  enthusiasm for the making programs engaging and informative Rebecca works with a team of staff and volunteers to deliver over 400 programs per year.

Rebecca holds qualifications in Children’s Services and Community Development and is a qualified Workplace Assessor and Trainer. A proud Wiradjuri woman, Rebecca joined the team in March 2019 and has declared her job to the be the best in the world as she works with children, young people, families and charities to create the next generation of generosity.

ANDI SMITH

Co-ordinator, Program Resource and Support

Andi participated in dance concerts from a young age where she performed for people with disabilities as well as for elderly organisations and at the age of 15 she ran drama classes at a disability centre. Andi remember s feeling a sense of warmth knowing how much the recipients loved the concerts and classes and how happy it made them.  This feeling was something she always wanted her children to experience and when Kids Giving Back was born jumped at the opportunity to have her own kids involved from the inception!

Commencing as a volunteer and then our Charities Co-ordinator Andi now works in the program team  supporting Rebecca and ensuring our programs run smoothly and we can meet the needs of participants and our charity partners. Multi-tasking is Andi’s forte and we love the fact she enjoys excel spreadsheets like other people enjoy puzzles.

 

Supporters

CAROLE SCHLESSINGER  

Co-founder / Manager, Charitable Impact

Carole is passionate about providing kids with positive life experiences in order to create the next Generation of Generosity and this passion led to her becoming a co-founder of Kids Giving Back in 2012.

Prior to Kids Giving Back, Carole worked extensively in business and marketing working with the Australian Trade Commission and the World Education Program as well as running a successful small business.  With a degree in Commerce  she has consulted in cross cultural training and marketing and has lived and worked in Japan, Israel, Hong Kong and New York bringing that broad range of experiences and influences to her work at Kids Giving Back.

 As Manager of Charitable Impact Carole is the contact point for philanthropic organisations, corporations and donors who share the Kids Giving Back vision and want to share in our big, hairy audacious plans for creating The Next Generation of generosity while increasing the footprint of their social impact.

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