Lyn has been employed at the Local Community Services Association since April 2011 as a Senior Project Officer. She initially focused on the Community Builder's Funding Program transition and has, more recently, worked on sector development issues and capacity building for members.
Lyn started her career in community development working as the Coordinator of Riverwood Community Centre in 1982, moving on to work as the Executive Officer of LCSA during the late 80’s. She has worked in the Department of Community Services several times, but most significantly during the development and implementation of the Community Services Grants Program in the early 90's, and then as a CPO in Sydney south west and inner west areas during the early 2000s. Other roles in the non-government sector have included managing aged and disability services at Crow's Nest Community Centre, women's health services at Leichhardt Women's Community Health Centre, and before coming to LCSA, as Operations Officer at the Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association.
Lyn is passionate about Neighbourhood Centres and their central role in addressing disadvantage, encouraging participation and inclusion and building local communities with strong social connections and a sense of belonging and residents who have pride in who they are and what they contribute to their community.