CEO - Sharon malecki
Sharon has been passionate about communal work since a young age, inspired by her parents who led many Jewish and Zionist organisations on the Gold Coast where she grew up. Since moving to Melbourne almost a decade ago, Sharon has completed a Masters in Diplomacy & Trade and worked for Magen David Adom Australia where, amongst other things, she developed their youth engagement program and was Co-President of Young Magen David Adom. Following that, she spent four years at Jewish Care Victoria, managing the Volunteer Resource Program with over 500 volunteers working across aged care, disability services and community services. Sharon joined Access Inc in April 2017 and is excited to be using her skills and experience to lead the organisation as it embarks on new challenges and opportunities.
FINANCE AND OFFICE MANAGER - MICHELLE DEUTSCH
Michelle’s strong interest in the not-for-profit community sector and her passion for baking, led her to join the organisation in 2015 as a volunteer in the Access Bakery. A Chartered Accountant with a wealth of experience in financial and management accounting, she subsequently took on her current managerial role. She works closely with the CEO and the Board and plays an integral part in the organisation’s ongoing growth and service development. Michelle also holds the position of Honorary Treasurer of Australian Friends of Yad Vashem Inc. and Australian Foundation for Yad Vashem Limited.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Coordinator – SARAH UNGER
Sarah is and always has been passionate about education and the not-for-profit sector. She has a background in Event Management and Informal Jewish Education. She is studying a Bachelor of Education (Secondary Arts) with the desire to teach Jewish History. Sarah has worked and volunteered for Jewish organisations in Melbourne, Sydney and Israel, including the NSW Board of Jewish Education (BJE), Jewish Care NSW, Magen David Adom Australia and the Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI).