Cheryl De Zilwa
Cheryl has spent the last 30 years in Community and Health organisations and joined annecto in 2020. Her recent roles include COO and Executive General Manager Zenitas Healthcare Limited During this time Zenitas acquired a number of health and community organisations and moved from a publically listed entity to private ownership. She has also worked as CEO/National Director with Calvary Community Care, CEO of Windermere Child & Family Service, and senior leadership roles in Health Promotion with the National Heart Foundation(NSW). During Cheryl’s varied career she has played a lead role in quality improvement and capacity building of community based services across Australia. Cheryl has a diverse academic background, which includes General Nursing, Bachelor of Education and Masters of Management.
Ross has substantial experience across a number of diverse sectors and environments ranging from NFPs, Government, SMEs (small to medium enterprises) covering member services, business as well as community business areas delivering strategic results. He has operated at Board/CEO/Executive Management levels, sometimes concurrently, within these complex sectors and in substantial change management environments.
Michael is a partner in the restructuring team at Maddocks Lawyers and has broad legal experience in banking, financial services, insolvency and general commercial issues. His practice focuses on restructuring and insolvency, including commercial advice and conducting insolvency and securities enforcement litigation.
Michael Nazzari, OAM
Michael has held the positions of Chair in a charitable not-for-profit organisation, General Manager at the Institute of Chartered Accountants, senior positions with Victorian Institute of Secondary Education and other educational organisations, and is currently a consultant for strategic development in the NFP sector. His expertise includes marketing, governance, risk management and fundraising. He is a Certified Association Executive member of the American Society of Association Executives, and was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 2016 for his considerable honorary work in the business, education, and not-for-profit sectors.
Jennifer has a range of professional experience in industry training, higher education academic development, and change management. She is the Network Development Manager for Collaboration for Impact, which supports communities taking a systems change approach to work on social issues. She has postgraduate qualifications in both Change Management and Organisational Analysis and Leadership. Jennifer is a member of Group Relations Australia and the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations.
Kirsten is the global vice president at Oracle, responsible for the end-to-end customer experience, and has worked in product development for over 25 years. Kirsten knows about designing and launching great technology-based products for customers. As a passionate customer service advocate, she is a transformational and strategic leader, championing organisational understanding of the value of Product Management, User Experience, Technology and Design Thinking practices.
Uncle Lyall Dennison
Inaugural annecto Ambassador
Uncle Lyall is a Kamilaroi man, born in Moree and raised on a mission. He is now retired from public service after spending his working life on projects involving Aboriginal communities, such as drug/alcohol and housing programs, anti- discrimination and employment in police/corrective services and community services. After having cared for his elderly mother and sick brothers, Lyall first became aware of annecto’s work through his position on the Board of Babana Aboriginal Men’s Group. He is also a Board Member of Wyanga Aboriginal Aged Care Service and Inner Sydney Empowered Communities.