About Counterpoint

Counterpoint Community Services Inc. has been a support and advocacy service for individuals, families and community groups since 1977.

The agency is an experienced direct service provider and is managed by a local resident’s management committee with a professional staff team. It also acts as a central hub for other essential local organisations and grass-roots community groups operating.

We are a not-for-profit, public benevolent institution and registered charity.

In music, “Counterpoint” is the relationship between voices that are harmonically interdependent yet independent in rhythm and contour to produce a beautiful, harmonious whole.

At Counterpoint, we acknowledge that each part of our society is independent; individuals, families, communities, NGOs and governments, yet also interdependent to create better places to live, learn, work, rest and play.

Counterpoints Mission is to assist in the relief of poverty, sickness, suffering, distress, misfortune, destitution or helplessness by fostering the growth of community life and community services within Inner Sydney and surrounds.

We achieve this Mission by pursuing resources and operating activities that will provide:

A. Community Development Services for all, with particular emphasis on the most marginalised and vulnerable members of our community
B. Provision of Community Support Services and Facilities for individuals, families and community groups
C. Capacity Building for individuals, families, community groups and other organisations aligned with our objectives
D. Community Advocacy that is independent, impartial and represents the diversity of our communities
E. Community Events that promote harmony, diversity and inclusion
F. Social Enterprises that enable us to further our aims
G. Specialised children’s services which foster education, family support and child safety and wellbeing
H. We partner with organisations and community groups, whose objects align with our Association; This will include, but not limited to, auspicing, participating in appropriate consortia, inter-agencies, and through entering Memorandums of Understanding (MOU)
I. Any other service or activity which furthers or is incidental to our objects

Counterpoint is managed by our volunteer management committee who are annually elected by our members who represent the local community, together with program.

TREASURER: Geoff Turnbull
SECRETARY: Natasha Sitanala
MEMBER: John Martin
MEMBER: Diana Whitworth
MEMBER: David White
MEMBER: Edward Everett
Member: Julie Foreman
STAFF REP: Raeleen O’Halloran
PUBLIC OFFICER & CEO: Michael Shreenan


Michael Shreenan Executive Officer / Public officer 
Bill Yan Operations Manager


John Ferguson Accounts,
Anna Kim Accounts,
Elle Jennison Administration


Adam Antonelli Waterloo Redevelopment
Thomas Hill Multicultural Services


Grant Nair Community  Senior Support Worker
Elle Jennison Support worker
Thomas Hill Support worker 



Dianne Rodgers Caretaker/Hospitality,
Margaret Wood Caretaker,


Raeleen O’Halloran Pre-school Director,
Josephine Scianni Early Childhood Teacher,
Naomi Ward Senior Child Care Worker,
Angelique Mandilis Child Care Worker,


Naomi Ward Waterloo Recycling Workshop,
Mounir Boudali Cycle Re-cycle Club
James Perez Events & IT,
Nick Cavarretta – Website design
Susan Harris Media design


Thomas Hill Playgroup Coordinator,


Elle Jennison Outreach Coordinator,
Mila Seredenko Bilingual Educator,
Denise Fung Bilingual Educator,


Lilian Zuniga Project Officer,
Nancy Alvarez Community Support Worker,

BARNARDOS – Yurungai
Learning Centre

 Vivianne Freeman Senior Adviser Aboriginal


Bruce Shillingworth Senior Education Support

Dianne Rodgers Educational support

Ella Bandur  Educatinal support

Adriane Neshoda Educational support

Phillip Combridge Educational Support


Filise Freeman- Educational Support 



Olga Tourchina Caseworker

We receive funding from range of sources including donations, NSW State Government Departments, City of Sydney Council and the Australian Federal Government.

We are also supported by tertiary education institution, private business and donors including: Club Grants NSW, Mirvac, Australian Chinese Charity Foundation, Australian College of Applied Psychology, University of Sydney, UNSW, Christ Church St Laurance, and others.

Counterpoint Community Services INC is an Equal Opportunity Employer with an existing diverse team.

People of culturally diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People are encouraged to apply.

We advertise our employment opportunities on Ethical Jobs Website:
http://www.ethicaljobs.com.au and other Websites