Sylvana Mahmic is the CEO of Plumtree Children’s Services and has worked for over 28 years in the early childhood intervention field, with particular expertise in whole-of-family and peer-led approaches. She is the co-creator of the peer-led program Now & Next and has incubated two peer-led organisations.

Sylvana has served on over 25 advisory groups including six Ministerial appointments and has been a member of the NSW Disability Council. She has held executive positions on the Board of Early Childhood Intervention Australia NSW/ACT and was a founding board member of Diversity Disability Alliance.

She is a member of the Access Advisory Group NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet, the NSW Family and Community Services Multicultural Advisory Group, and the Australian Museum Access and Inclusion Advisory Panel. She has been a member of the NDIS Independent Advisory Council since 2013. 

Currently, she is undertaking postgraduate research with a focus on individualised funding, which has been her interest since 2009, when her son commenced with self-managed funding.

Qualification: BEd MEd

Additional Language: Bosnian


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