The wonderful team here at Dorrigo Support Centre is one of both paid employees and eager volunteers, who all offer a friendly smile, a hot coffee and tea and an open ear if you'd like one. All staff will happily advocate on your behalf if need be, or even just come over and read the newspaper. Within reason, if you want it we'll try and make it happen!
Carol Ruigrok - Commonwealth Home Support Program & NDIS - Disability Support Co-Ordinator
Sandra Francis - Commonwealth Home Support Program & DisAbility Support Worker
"My association with Dorrigo goes way back. Along side my husband, we have raised 3 children who are now off on their own adventures and run a successful stud Beef Farm, I also was a partner in a small retail business for a number of years. I started at the Support Centre in June 2013 as a Disability Support Worker, where I have met many wonderful people. I enjoy craft, playing Sport, living and working in this community & I have been an active member in numerous committees on the Plateau over the years.
Anita Van Leeuwen- Support Worker.
"I have lived in this lovely part of the lucky country for over 25 years. Moving up from Sydney, I lived in Thora for 18 years, Bellingen for 10, and am now loving the relaxed, clean, healthy environment and friendly community of Dorrigo. I have worked as a registered Nurse in major Hospitals in Sydney for 15 years, and for 5 years in Bellingen Hospital. Becoming more interested in supporting people to live quality lives in their own homes, I studied Community services work, and am now committed to empowering people to life satisfying and fulfilled lives of their choice. My hobbies include playing guitar, gardening and dancing".
Laura Tarran - Support Worker
I'm a Dorrigo local who has worked in the Dorrigo Community in a variety of employments. My passion of assisting people, led me into completing a course as an Assistant in Nursing - Aged Care. I started working at Dorrigo Support Centre as a support Worker in 2017. I enjoy reading and gardening when time allows.
Sandra McSkimming - Support Worker