Board / Key Staff

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Bob Bell

Robert Bell

President of Hunter Multicultural Communities

Born in Waratah NSW, married with 3 sons, Bob’s wife Charity Bell is a nurse formally from the Philippines who trained in Wagga Wagga from 1968 to 1970. They married in August 1970 and currently live in Thornton.

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Janina Sulikowski


Janina is the current President of the Polish Association of Newcastle and is the Vice President of Tinonee Gardens the Multicultural Village. Her background is in education where she was a teacher, high school principal and a Director

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Barbara Pinkowski

Board Member

Master’s Degree in Science. Basia has been a board member with the Hunter Multicultural Communities since 2009. Barbara has financial management experience in business and has experience in managing aged care services for the

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Annette Gebhardt J.P, CPHR, CAHRI, MCIPD

Chief Executive Officer

Master of Business (International HRM and Training and Development), Postgraduate Diploma in Law (Employment Law and Practice), Master of Alternate Dispute Resolution (Conflict Management), Bachelor of Business (Marketing,

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Jason Scriven

Business Development Manager

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• Make a difference to your community.

• Our volunteers are covered by insurance.

• Relevant training is offered to all volunteers.

• Ongoing support and recognition.

• Expenses incurred while undertaking social support volunteering duties will be subsidised.

We value the contribution of our volunteers. If you are interested to volunteer your time to help us with our Health and Wellness Program, Social Support Services or our Community Focus Program, we would love to hear from you.

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