Leadership and Governance

Strong Leadership

The Leadership Team at Nazareth is committed to ensure ongoing integrative leadership of Nazareth Catholic Community that is forward thinking, innovative and open minded. The Team leads a progressive approach to education, care and community development and its membership brings a diverse yet complementary range of skills, experiences and perspectives to this work. 

Nazareth Catholic Community Leadership

Mr Michael Dahl, Director
Mr Phil Lewis, Campus Principal (Secondary)
Mr Michael Honey, Campus Principal (Primary)
Mr Darren Bailey, Business Services Manager
Ms Kate Turner, Early Years Director
Ms Ann Bliss, Community Development Leader
Sr Theresa Swiggs, Pastoral Coordinator
Ms Rebecca Donnon, Deputy Principal (Years 8-12)
Mr Jeff Sochacki, Deputy Principal (Years 8-12)
Mrs Jenny DeGilio, Deputy Principal (Years R-7)
Mr Joe Hicks, Assistant to the Principal Religious Identity & Mission (Years 8-12)
Ms Margarita Jurek, 
Assistant to the Principal Religious Identity & Mission (Years R - 7)
Mrs Rita Campbell, Religious Education Coordinator (Years R - 7)

Experienced Governance

Parent and community representation on all of our governance bodies brings a wealth of relevant experience and a unique yet essential perspective that enhances the governance of Nazareth Catholic Community. 

Our Governing Council is responsible for the governance and to further the vision of Nazareth Catholic Community. 

This includes supporting the leadership team in strategically planning and guiding the direction of Nazareth, nurturing the religious, educational and community dimensions and to develop genuine partnerships between NCC, families, the wider community and the local parishes. The Council is also responsible for the management of the Community’s financial and administrative affairs including compliance with all its legal obligations.

Our Stewardship Committee oversees and reports to the Governing Council on issues relating to the financial and administrative affairs of Nazareth. 

The Faith and Education Committee oversees and reports to Governing Council on the religious, educational and community dimensions of Nazareth.

As members of Nazareth Catholic Community, we each have something to contribute. If for you, the work of the Governing Council or its committees is the ‘best fit’ for the skills and experience you have to offer, it is an opportunity well worth considering.


Our Community Leaders

Governing Council Stewardship  Faith & Education 

Ms Kay Neill, Chair
Mr Michael Dahl
Mr Phil Lewis
Mr Michael Honey
Mr Darren Bailey
Fr Chris Murphy
Mrs Teresa Lynch
Dr Vin Thomas
Mr Dale West 
Ms Mary Dunning
Mrs Jackie Gates
Mr Silvio Visentin
Mrs Victoria Richardson
Mrs Jane Fox (Secretary)

Mr Dale West, Chair 
Mr Darren Bailey
Mr Michael Dahl
Mr Phil Lewis
Mr Silvio Visentin 
Mr David Bailey
Mrs Ruth Carey
Mrs Hulya Gilbert
Mrs Jenny Papps
Ms Leanne Steele

Ms Mary Dunning, Chair 
Mr Michael Honey
Mr Michael Dahl
Ms Ann Bliss
Mrs Kate Turner
Ms Rebecca Donnon
Mr Jeff Sochacki
Mrs Rita Campbell
Mr Joe Hicks
Mr John Wynter
Mrs Jackie Gates
Ms Pauline Hill
Mrs Megan Westwood
Mrs Narita Perrotta
Ms Melanie Duffy