Our Team

Dean Marando
Team Leader for Children & Young People
0473 019 831
Mon-Fri 9-5

Sarah Wassouf
Empower Youth Worker
Working with disengaged young people 12-25, Rainbow group co-facilitator, Outreach at IYC & Melbourne Polytechnic Epping
0424 032 075
Mon-Thurs 9-5

Eva Mumbler
Aboriginal Youth Worker
Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth in schools and WCC community space around truth telling, culture and identity.
0459 289 319
Thurs 9-5

Serdar Tackiran
Children & Youth Program Worker
Working with schools: primary and secondary in multi-sports programs, addressing Covid recovery, social disconnection, disengagement at school & healthy lifestyles.
0456 299 514
Tue-Thurs 9-5

Ruqia Mohamed
Youth Advocate
Working with primary schools running a girls group, homework club and facilitator of The LOT youth advocacy group, addressing youth needs, gaps and advocating for dedicated safe youth spaces in the City of Whittlesea.
0435 216 610
Mon & Tue 9-5

Ruvee Ratnayake
Children & Youth Program Worker
Facilitating children’s programs, like STEM, young voices in media, homework club, fun reading club and many more at The Thomastown West Community Hub.
9401 6613
Mon & Tue 12-5
Thurs 10-3

For general enquiries contact the Children & Young People team at Whittlesea Community Connections on (03) 9401 6666.