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Ellen Geraghty, Executive Officer

Personal passion: Living the best (most challenging, interesting, loving, learning, comic, wise, gentle, brave) life I possibly can.
Favourite quote: "You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart." - Jeremiah 29:13
Greatest achievement: Surviving some of the worst experiences it is possible for someone to survive, refusing to be owned by those experiences, and building a beautiful and happy life in spite of them.
Favourite recipe: The phone number for my local take away place.
Strongest childhood memory: Reading an illustrated book of my Dad’s about astronomy and being absorbed by a picture showing people watching Halley’s comet in 1910. It was the first time I remember feeling a strange, tantalising feeling I’ve never been able to describe properly but which is somewhere between awe and fear, and which I feel whenever I contemplate the night sky and am reminded how vast the universe is and how small I am by comparison.
Best advice: Try to always keep an open mind, and don’t be afraid to admit when you’re wrong.

Photo Credit: LeaH Moulden

Karen Rowland, Office Co-ordinator

Personal passion: Discovering things about the world that I didn’t know before.
Favourite quote: “The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.”
Best advice: If you have something nice to say about someone, you should say it to them – everyone likes to hear nice things about themselves.
Favourite recipe: Anything made by or shared with people I love. 
Strongest childhood memory: Sitting around the dinner table with my family laughing at my Dad’s jokes.

Sally Neaves, Sustainability Educator

Personal passion: Seeking ways to integrate contemplation and action for a better, more balanced, world.
Favourite quote: We are a communion of subjects, not a collection of objects. (Thomas Berry)
Greatest (gardening) achievement: Producing traditional Kim Chi with students from one of my school community gardens in Korea.
Best advice: We cannot solve problems with the same thinking we used to create them. (Einstein)
Strongest childhood memory: Year 9 camp - Taking in the view from the summit of Mt Feathertop, Vic.


Leah Moulden, Marketing Manager

Personal passion: Combining healthy cooking of local, organic produce with food education. 
Favourite quote: “Travel brings power and love back into your life.”
Greatest (gardening) achievement: Managing 6 organic vegetable gardens to produce food all year round for me and my cafe. 
Best advice: "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect"
Favourite recipe: Roast winter vegetable salad with nuts and seeded mustard dressing (baked lamb optional)
Strongest childhood memory: Spending summer days riding horses around the outskirts of Bathurst and right through town!


Alicia Colley, Hospitality Co-ordinator

Personal passion: Exploring Earth and beyond
Favourite quote: "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot nothing is going to get better. It's not" - Dr Seuss, The Lorax.
Greatest (gardening) achievement: Growing the best couch grass in Bathurst. 
Best advice: "Always look on the bright side of life" - Monty Python
Favourite recipe: I don't have one favourite recipe! I like taking ideas from all of them. 
Strongest childhood memory: Being on the farm or in the garden with my family on weekends. 

Rahamim Ecology Centre Board of Directors

Hedy Bryant

Jenny Allen

Eugene Marais

Christine Belling

Hugh O'Reilly

Marg Endicott