Prior to working in neighbourhood houses, Sandra taught in a variety of settings in South Africa. Alongside her 18 years experience as a neighbourhood house coordinator and networker for Network West, she holds post graduate qualifications in Australian Social Policy and Evaluation. 

"I am passionate about community development and advocating for social justice. I recognise the essential role that neighbourhood houses play in building and connecting community through partnerships and supporting and amplifying community member's voices. I want to help ensure that our sector remains firmly place-based and responsive to local need. I am continually in awe of the commitment and creativity that our members bring to their work and am always interested in new ways of thinking and innovative approaches, so please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss your ideas, suggestions or concerns."