Executive Officer

Email Can

In previous roles Can has worked for the Upper Mountains Youth Services, St. George Migrant Resource Centre, Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre, Mountains Community Resource Network and for ANTaR NSW (Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation).

Having gained experience in the community sector as a community development worker and project coordinator, Can is committed to promoting the importance of small, community based not-for-profit organisations and the value of cross-cultural understanding and community engagement. Can has a passion for challenging equity and social justice issues affecting our community and believes that Neighbourhood Centres play a vital role in our civic society through community management, their ability to facilitate cross-cultural understanding and through engaging their community in shaping their future.

(Can is a Turkish name; the ‘C’ is pronounced like the English ‘J’ and the ş pronounced ‘sh)’.


Sector Development Officer

Email Lyn

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.


Communications Officer

Email Anthony

Anthony joined LCSA at the end of 2018 to manage our online websites, event registrations, membership database, email and social media communications. Anthony has worked as a Communications Officer in the community sector since 2010, having previously worked in this role for a sub-regional peak body in Western Sydney.

Anthony began his career as a commercial photographer in the advertising industry for many years before getting involved in community work. Anthony has since developed extensive experience as a youth worker in Sydney as well as working internationally as a community development worker on various projects with not-for-profits in Africa.

With a Diploma in Website Development, Anthony has a passion for utilising technology and visual creativity to develop strength-focused stories about community in order to engage people and inspire positive change.