Sonia Williams State Landcare Facilitator

Sonia’s role as State Faciltator is to work with the Landcare community to build networks and partnerships which support and improve the ability of Landcare to deliver at the local scale, while improving opportunities to link to regional, state and federal initiatives. Sonia has been involved with Landcare for over 25 years, initially through her involvement as a landholder member and voluntary project officer of Harnham Landcare group, located near Uralla on NSW’s northern Tablelands. Her lengthy experience in Landcare includes roles as Coordinator and Executive Officer with Southern New England Landcare, Project Manager with New England North West Landcare and General Manager Landcare NSW. She is also a former Treasurer of Landcare NSW. Sonia holds tertiary qualifications in NRM and a Graduate Diploma in Corporate Governance and has done extensive work with Landcare networks to improve their governance skills.

Mobile: 0411 113 590  Email:  

Natasha English State Landcare Coordinator

Natasha’s role of State Landcare Coordinator is to support the network of coordinators and build the capacity of Landcare organisations through the Local Landcare Coordinator Initiative (LLCI). Natasha has a long history with Landcare, working as a Landcare Coordinator with several Landcare networks on the North Coast over the past 15 years, and prior experience with programs at the State and National scale with the National Threatened Species grants program. Natasha has a Bachelor of Social Science, Bachelor of Natural Resources and a Masters in Environmental Management.

Mobile: 0411 567 486 Email:

Jennie Coldham Member Services Officer

Jennie has worked in Landcare since 1996 in a number of different roles on the Northern Tablelands of NSW for local and regional Landcare networks. Jennie has a Bachelor of Applied Science—Systems Agriculture from Hawkesbury Ag College and has previously worked in weeds research with NSW Agriculture.

In her role with Landcare NSW Jennie provides Executive Support to the Council and Executive Committee and works on various projects including the Local Landcare Coordinator Initiative and National Landcare Programme.

Mobile: 0427 260 258 Email:

Leigh McLaughlin Sustaining Landcare – Partnerships and Policy

Leigh has been on the Landcare NSW team in various capacities since 2014.  Currently she is working with the team at Landcare NSW to build partnerships and progress policy ideas to sustain and grow Landcare in NSW.  Leigh’s professional experience spans journalism, public relations, policy and management, working in a variety of government and non-government organisations.  Leigh is based in Sydney.

Mobile: 0412 234 832  Email:

Melissa Joseph Sustaining Landcare Project Manager

Melissa joins Landcare NSW from Macquarie Private Bank where she was Division Director, Head of Strategic Client Acquisition, responsible for the origination of new business for Private Banking division across ultra/high net worth individual and corporate segments and provision of strategic corporate and individual investment advice. Before holding various banking roles at UBS AG, Credit Suisse AG and Macquarie Bank, Melissa was a management consultant with Accenture in the Strategy and Financial Services practice area. Melissa and her family are based in Sydney and have a property in Braidwood. Email:

Lucinda Chapman Systems and Communications Support

Lucinda joined the Landcare NSW team in 2013.  Her role with Landcare NSW commenced with the development of the customer relationship management system, Salesforce, for Landcare NSW. She continues to manage and further develop this system.


Jodie Lovell  Communications Officer

Jodie joined the Landcare NSW team in 2017.  Jodie works closely with the entire Landcare NSW team and Chair to support the provision of strong member services, the valuable work of the volunteer Council and to deliver effective communication across the organisation, to its members and other key stakeholders. Jodie holds a Bachelor of Business and Commerce, majoring in Communications and Finance.    

Phone: (02) 6686 2779 Email: