Tamara is a Communications and Community Development consultant who works predominantly with Indigenous people and communities nationally for more than 23 years. With her media background, Tamara started working in the Community Sector to try and help improve the perceptions of Indigenous people. Tamara has spent many years living and working in remote parts of Australia and enjoys the task of helping to improve the lives of people living in challenging circumstances. Tamara is an Aboriginal woman and her family stem from the Yuin/Wonnurua people in NSW.
Karin is an award-winning researcher and lecturer in Culture and Society with Western Sydney University. She has a background in education and has worked extensively in community arts settings with a range of youth and community organisations. Karin's expertise lies in her ability to bring together diverse groups and genres to explore visual, musical and multi-arts practices for community cohesion, empowerment and expression in marginalised groups.
Dr Chandrika Subramaniyan
Dr Chandrika Subramaniyan is am award-winning solicitor and disputer resolution provider who is well known to and recognised by the Indian and Sri Lankan communities of Sydney. She received the Premier's Medal for Peace and Harmony in 2019. She has vast experience in addressing domestic violence and is a speaker with wealth of knowledge and experience and written nearly twenty five books in English and Tamil in the areas of community development, media, law and leadership. Chandrika has previously served on the SydWest Board 2011-2016 and as Chair in 2016 and is a board member for several other community services.
Vish is an electronics engineer who moved to Australia from India in 1989 as a skilled migrant. As a local community leader, Vish has served on many community organisations, including Federation of Australian Indian Associations, SRI OM Foundation for Indian Seniors, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Sydney Tamil Manra and Hindu Council of Australia. Vish has actively contributed to trade development and community charity initiatives between Australia and India.
Naveen is a Civil Engineering Project Manager, who brings 15 plus years’ experience to the Board. Born and raised in India, Naveen moved to New Zealand and then to Australia in 2010. Since then, he has been involved in a number of charity organisations through his family. Naveen is particularly passionate about helping new migrants and refugees settle down without much inconvenience.