Chief Executive Officer & Company Secretary
Chris Lacey is the Chief Executive Officer and Company Secretary of MCCI. Building on prior executive roles in non-profit community housing, family services and disability in the Illawarra & South West Sydney, and following senior roles in the NSW Public Service, Chris has led the MCCI team through a period of growth and change since mid-2016. With a passion for social justice and supporting the non-profit sector to rise to the challenges of meeting the needs of vulnerable communities, Chris is also the Chairperson and non-executive director of Family Services Australia, a non-profit charity focussed on helping children, young people and families, with services throughout the Illawarra, Shoalhaven, Northern-NSW and SE Qld.
Corporate Services Manager
Sarah has over 17 years in the not for profit sector with experience in both Australia and the UK. Since joining MCCI in early 2018, Sarah has been working closely with the management team to implement quality improvement throughout the organisation with a focus on human resources, work health and safety, fleet and facilities management. Prior to her work at MCCI, Sarah worked as the Operations Manager for a regional peak body representing the community services industry and prior to that had experience in managing a variety of employment and learning and development programs. Sarah also has extensive experience in social enterprise, including the creation of a not for profit recruitment and labour hire business.
David has over 20 years’ experience as an accountant in a diverse range of industries and over 12 years with not for profit organisations. Since coming to MCCI in early 2018, David has driven improved financial procedures, reporting and streamlined payroll functions. Prior to his work with MCCI, David worked for a large Residential & Home Care provider as Finance Manager overseeing all financial reporting and legislative compliance, as well as managing internal controls and the continuous improvement program that included the implementation of large IT based projects.
Care Services Manager (NSW & ACT)
The daughter of German & Italian migrants, Jen Ramirez has led the MCCI Care Services Team since July 2019 managing a team of bilingual care coordinators, care advisors and care workforce delivering CHSP and HCP services in the Illawarra-Shoalhaven and ACT ACPRs. With tertiary-level qualifications in business and natural medicine, immediately prior to MCCI Jen managed the Queanbeyan Meals on Wheels service with prior consultant roles at Queanbeyan Health and GoVita. Jen has prior volunteer experience with coordinating social programs for the Duntroon Community Centre and disability sector, along with Business Development consultancy work with Fairfax Media.
Manager PICAC (NSW & ACT)
Having migrated to Australia as a child, Cecilia has seen and experienced the challenges faced in adjusting to family and community life in Australia as well as the current challenges which still exist for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) older people and their families, in engaging with aged care concepts, systems and services. In her current role as Manager of PICAC NSW & ACT Cecilia manages a team working with and supporting aged care services, CALD community organisations, advocacy organisations and government to inform policy development, capacity building and culturally appropriate service delivery. Prior to her current role, she spent over 20 years in Human Resource Management (HRM), and has worked across various industry sectors including banking, heavy industry, university education, and mining. She has been involved in a number of change management initiatives and business transformations, driven by external factors, such as the deregulation of the banking sector and the mining boom.
Manager Youth and Community
Allyson joined MCCI in 2017 after 5 years of community sector experience working with families and children from CALD and refugee backgrounds. Allyson brings this experience together with her 14 years in the corporate sector to deliver best practice programs for young people and their families from CALD backgrounds in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven.