Our Staff

Michelle Worthley – Director

Originally from Canada, Michelle completed an honours degree in Parks & Recreation Administration. After 11 years of sailing the high seas as a Cruise Director, Michelle married an Aussie and moved to Sydney. Working in Shore Operations she fell in love with NSCC while attending Playgroup. In 2014 Michelle joined the NSCC team and became Centre Director in 2020. Organising programs that people enjoy, and connecting the community through the Centre’s services are the passions that drive Michelle.

Michelle Nixon – Assistant to Director

Michelle discovered NSCC in 1997, having moved from Queensland with her husband and toddler. She found contact, connection and long-time friendships through Playgroup and volunteering gave her purpose.  Working at NSCC gives her confidence, friendships and an abundance of people to talk to and fulfils her need to belong. Michelle supports the staff, volunteers and all who visit the Centre. 

Rosalynde Gray – Administrative Assistant & Venue Hire Coordinator

Rosalynde was roped into joining NSCC in 2020 by her big sister Anna (Programme and Events Coordinator). Ros loves talking to and getting to know all the great people that makes NSCC the place it is! When Ros is not at the Centre, she is at home either shopping online, reading, watching Netflix and hanging out with her beautiful black Labrador Missy (named after the Master in Doctor Who). 

Lisa MacDonald – Northside Produce Market Coordinator

Whilst spending 6 years at North Sydney Girls High School, Lisa didn't contemplate working in North Sydney but almost 4 decades later, Lisa joined NSCC in 2013. ‘Everytime I step outside the Centre at lunchtime and walk through Ted Mack Civic park to the cafes around the corner of Miller and Ridge Street, I have the sensation of time slowing down. There is little traffic, as the main roads direct it away from the area, and combined with the older architecture, the church buildings, St Leonards oval and no hustle and bustle, there is a gentle energy and a village like atmosphere which I always enjoy'.

Gretel Duque – Marketing Coordinator

Born and raised in Venezuela, Gretel has been living in Australia for 7 years. Gretel completed a Bachelor of Business in Marketing and comes to NSCC with several years of marcomms experience, working in different digital agencies and alongside the educational sector with Healthy Harold. Gretel brings with her a wealth of skills, knowledge and motivation to further strengthen the high-quality experience that the community has to offer. Gretel supports NSCC by providing marketing strategies to reach a wider community and create a memorable and enjoyable experience for the Center. 

Gus Gomez – After School Care Coordinator

Born and raised in Venezuela, Gus lived in Canada in 2014 before coming to Australia in June of 2015. An experience of nearly 10 years in a transnational corporation in the Human Resources department and a Bachelor degree in Education, gave Gus the skills and knowledge to be part of the Child Services field in Australia, where he has performed different roles in the last 5 years. Being a positive part in children’s development, supporting families and team are the main motivation for Gus at NSCC. As a sports fan, Gus spends time representing his community in baseball and soccer teams here in Sydney. 

Gill Alborough – Playgroup Coordinator

Gill feels it is a privilege to be part of the Explorers Playgroup team. She is passionate about living life to the fullest. Gill enjoys being reminded by our little Explorers to delight in the joy of having fun in every day play.

Marianne Yag Office Admin/Asst. Venue Hire Coordinator

Marianne was first introduced to NSCC in 2001, when she brought her Daughter to playgroup. She loved the warm community ambience. Over the years, she continued to participate in creative workshops to learn new skills and meeting new people. Marianne comes from a background from Telecommunications and Real Estate Industries, she is passionate about exceeding customer expectations and providing exceptional customer service.