Meet the Management Committee
President/HR Manager – Sue Trafela
Sue is a committed Christian and prolific volunteer worker. She has worked in retail and office work, managed a Variety Store for 7 years and also helped set up a number of other Variety stores. Sue has worked at Community Food SA as a volunteer since we opened the Gepps Cross store in 2010 and is currently our Human Resource Manager.
Vice President/Manager – Neville Mibus OAM
Neville spent 6 years in the State Government Department of Lands, 7 years in Coastal Shipping in Papua New Guinea and 25 years as Manager of Community Food SA. He was awarded an OAM in the Queens Birthday Awards “For service to social welfare” through Community Food SA in 2011.
Secretary – James Chapman
Bringing 25 years experience Senior Management of various International Medical Devices Manufacturer and Distribution network at a number of locations internationally, having worked along side various government agencies and regulators.
Treasurer – Greg Constantinou
Greg is a Chartered Professional Engineer who spent 36 years in the automotive and submarine battery industry. Greg is treasurer of the Antiochian Orthodox Church and is involved in state politics as a sub branch president.
Extra Member – Con Schlenk OAM
Following a background in insurance, Con spent 18 years as an insurance broker operating for the benefit of the church and its members. He was involved in church work for 50 years and was awarded an OAM “for service to the Lutheran Church and the community” in 2010.
Extra Member – Julie Groom
Julie joined Community Food SA in 2010 as a volunteer working in Mel's Op. Shop. She is also actively involved in other departments when required. Prior to joining the Food Centre Julie was employed working with Youth.
Extra Member – Grantley Hoile
A retired nurse, worked in orthopaedic trauma and with aboriginal communities in Central Australia and the Top End. Surprisingly I still love to ride my motor bike. Love my shed and all the junk in it.
Extra Member – David Palyga
David has more than 40 years’ experience in management, marketing and financial analysis. Most recently he was the managing director of Adelaide based Principal Finance Pty Ltd for 18 years, building the business into a national brand recognised for its integrity and innovation.
Extra Member – Micheal Bell
With a background in secondary teaching and a student counsellor over the past 30 years, it is with distinct pleasure that I join the Community Food SA volunteer group. This is in line with furthering my involvement, communication and serving the community.