Sara provides media, PR and communications support to RDAMNC. She has worked in customer service, media, marketing, research, communications and project support roles for TAFE NSW, Nambucca Valley Council, Coffs Harbour City Council, and most recently the Local Jobs Program. Sara has a Degree in Digital Media and Communications and is convinced that clear, kind and open communication will save the world! Passionate about building community and creating connections, she is also the President of the Nambucca Valley Women’s Business Network. For fun and relaxation, she loves anything to do with words, yoga, podcasts, music, crochet, food, and walks in beautiful places.
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Business Support Officer
Samantha Bonanno works for RDAMNC as a Business Support Officer, providing finance and migration support to the organisation, and any other support that is needed within other ongoing projects. Sam is a qualified bookkeeper, admin guru and a passionate organiser. Sam holds a Certificate III & IV Business Administration, Certificate IV in Bookkeeping and a Diploma of Accounting. She enjoys learning new things, also holding Diploma of Event Management and Certificate in Criminology and Forensic Psychology. Sam grew up in the Bellingen and Nambucca Valley, and now lives with her husband and 4 year old son locally. Sam is enthusiastic about helping the community and assisting with education where her son attends/will be attending, being treasurer for preschool and primary school P&C committees. Sam’s main passions are participating in musicals, journaling, reading, watching Greys Anatomy and listening to podcasts.
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Business Support Officer
Cathy Kelly works for RDAMNC as Business Support Officer providing administration and executive function support to the organisation. Cathy’s previous experience includes 15 years of legal support and 15 years in local government where she worked in debt recovery, as EA for the General Manager, Customer Service Coordinator and as Integrated Planning and Reporting. Cathy holds Certificate IV in Business Administration, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and a Graduate Certificate in Business Management (Executive Administration). She recently moved from Moree to the Nambucca Valley with her husband. She has four children and one grandchild and enjoys reading and watching crime shows.
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Director of Regional Development Australia Mid North Coast and CEO
Economic and Community Development practitioner Kerry Grace (Bachelor Business) has been the CEO of RDAMNC since August 2016. Kerry brings a range of skills to RDAMNC incorporating her experiences in procurement, vocational education, advertising and human services industries. Kerry has worked with all levels of government, not for profit organisations and Aboriginal corporations and private sector businesses via her consultancy Evolve Group Network since 2003.
As a seventh generation Mid North Coast resident Kerry is a passionate advocate for the people of the region. She is a mum of school aged children and resident of the Nambucca Valley.
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Chief Operations Officer
Dianne Wall is the Chief Operations Officer for RDAMNC.
Previous to this role Dianne worked as the Corporate and Finance Manager at The Community Transport Company.
After growing up in Macksville she moved away and spent several years working in Sydney which included time spent at KPMG working as a tax training consultant.
Returning from Sydney to the Nambucca Valley in 2008 to start a family.
Dianne became actively involved in the Macksville Marlins Swimming Club where she became a committee member and eventually president of the club.
Dianne holds a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Human Resource Management from Southern Cross University.
Dianne is currently on maternity leave.
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