NMA Management Committee

Jan Joosten – President

Jan (John) is a local resident from a Dutch background with vast experience in community based management and has been participating in charity events locally and across the State. He currently manages the Dutch community Rembrandt Club and the NSW Dutch Choir.

Connie Reid – Vice President/ Public Officer

Connie has an Indian background and has recently retired. When in India,   she was a company director for 17 years, and also was employed as the Executive Personal Assistant to the Editor of The Statesman newspaper (Delhi) for eight years.

Caroline Goosen – Secretary

Caroline is a retiree residing in the Blue Mountains born in Kenya. Her working life was spent in multicultural environments in different countries. Her work included bilingual secretary for ESSO Africa Inc.  in Geneva and United Nations FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation in Rome. In Australia she worked for the Peer Support foundation and for Sydney West Area Health Service in the Violence and Neglect (VAN) Prevention Service. Caroline has extensive experience in community based management filling many executive roles in a number of organisations.

Valeria Bascunan – Treasurer


Lisa Foster – Member

Lisa’s background is Koori. She has 15 years of experience as a community development worker and manager of a non-profit organisation Lisa is a local resident and has degree in Aboriginal Studies.



Reg Murray


Sonia Cantalupo – Member

Sonia is a founding member of NMA holding executive positions and also serving as an ordinary member for the last 27 years. She has Bachelor of Adult Education and teaches at the local community college. Sonia was born in Brazil.

Rhonda Venables – Member

Rhonda is a Senior Constable with the NSW Police, stationed in the St Marys Local Command Area. She has experience working in partnership with community organisations in the area of Domestic Violence. Rhonda’s ethnic background is Anglo Australian

Thelma Mathias – Member

Local community member from an Indian background. Thelma works as a volunteer in a number of local community organisations, including NMA Ethnic Aged Day Care Program and the charity organisations.

Madeleine Pusic – Member

Madeline is a Social Worker working for Department of Human Services (Centrelink) based at Penrith. She is also a local resident with strong interest in social justice and CALD related issues. Madeleine is a fist generation Australian from Greek background.