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Anne Stanfield AM From Northmead

ANNE STANFIELD AM of Northmead for social welfare. As Director of St Vincent DePaul housing with St Vincent DePaul Society since 2018, Anne has helped co-ordinate the building of 502 social and affordable housing units.

“We are very proud of the commitment the St Vincent De Paul Society has made to affordable housing,” she said.

“There is a great need in the community. If someone has safe and secure housing it enables them to build on other aspects of their life.”

Anne is a director of Saint Vincent DePaul society national redress scheme and is former president of The Hills regional council.

Kings Honours Anne Stanfield Anne Stanfield Am From Northmead

She attends St Paul’s at Winston Hills and is on the Winston Hills Local Conference but started her association with the St Vincent de Paul while at Harris Park over 35 years ago.

“It’s a way of putting faith into action,” she said.

Now retired she used to work in education, training and recruitment and has found her professional skills useful in the not for profit sector.

She has been involved in many St Vincent Paul programs over the years including its support centres and the Western Sydney night patrol food van which heads out every night to help people in Mt Druitt and Parramatta.

Her great learnings are not to judge people and understand what their needs are.

She paid tribute to the many volunteers who are doing their best to help others with compassion.

Anne is a member of the Consumer Council at Western Sydney Health District

Bev Jordan

Bev Jordan studied journalism at Harlow College in the UK.  She achieves a Diploma in Journalism from the National Council for the Training of Journalists. After migrating to Australia at the end of 1984, she took up a Senior Journalist position with Cumberland Newspapers, based on the Parramatta Advertiser. She has since worked on the Daily Telegraph, Sydney Morning Herald and was a lecturer in Journalism at Macleay College in Sydney. Bev returned to Cumberland Newspapers (NewsLocal) and worked for 30 years covering all different mastheads, including Mosman Daily, Mount Druitt Standard and finally Hills Shire Times for the last 17 of those years. Bev’s passion has always been local community journalism.  She says “As a journalist, I have always seen it as my job to inform, inspire and involve.  I am a passionate advocate for organisations and people making a difference to the world around them. Connectedness is so important to the health of an individual but also to a community, no matter how small or large.

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