Dana Tyson – Director
Dana was appointed the Director in July 2011 and has been with MYRC since February 2005, previously working as the Young Women’s Worker. Dana’s background includes residential work with youth and working with young women and developing programs to build young people’s living skills and self esteem.
Dana’s interests as the Director lies in developing policy, youth participation in community development and the growth of MYRC.
Trevor Parkee - Links To Learning Project Officer & Youth Worker
Trevor has been the Young Men’s Worker at MYRC since 2001 and in the middle of 2010 moved over to the Links to Learning program as the Project Officer while still doing some general Youth Work projects on other days.
Trevor has done two Indigenous Short Black Films, titled ‘You Got Me Wrong” and “Belonging” with film-maker Vinnie McManus. Trev has also done numerous workshops with young people including a photo fanzine, boys cooking and barista training.
Tom McDonald – Links To Learning Senior Project Officer
Tom works on our Links to Learning program as well as our aerosol art workshops that are run in the school holidays. Tom has many years experience in education and youth work and is interested in further developing diversionary programs for young people involved in art related crime.
Lizzie Kruse – Youth Worker
Lizzie has worked with young people in Marrickville for about 6 years and started at MYRC as a student doing her placement through TAFE and then as a casual worker. Lizzie looks after our School Holiday Programme as well as the after school activities and enjoys working with clients and their families to provide case work.
Lizzie has a background working in childcare and residential care with young people and specialises in running workshops of an artistic nature.
Vuli Mkwananzi – Youth Worker
Vuli is a Youth Worker, Music Producer, MC, saxophonist and the newest member to MYRC joining in June 2012. Vuli manages our music studio and has a passion for building music skills in young people and supporting self expression through music. He works on our afternoon activities and School Holiday Programme with Lizzie as well as other community projects.
Vuli also does case work with young people and their families and supports individuals with issues ranging from accommodation, education and training, job seeking and employment.
Carlene Zolotas – Casual Youth Worker
Carlene began as a student placement at MYRC in January 2012 and has worked well to be employed as a casual worker. Carlene is skilled in running creative workshops that involve hair braiding, cooking, art and more.
Ptah Santos - Casual Youth Worker
Ptah is new to the sector with experience working with young people on the Weave Streetbeat Bus. Ptah supports workers during recreation afternoons and is a keen sportsman.
Joey Nipperess - Casual Youth Worker
Joey has a long history with MYRC and Marrickville as a worker in the area over the past decade. He has recently returned from living in Melbourne and is highly skilled in areas of homelessness and mental health. Joey has a lot of experience running community development and art projects and supports MYRC workers on recreation afternoons.