All About Community Wheels

Amazing Staff & Volunteers
Satisfied Clients
Safe Trips a Month
Community Wheels Inc. has been providing safe & accessible transport since 1986 in Parramatta & Cumberland LGAs to:
  • People over 65 years
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • Transport-disadvantaged residents
  • Culturally diverse individuals
  • Younger people with disabilities
  • And their carers


To transport and support individuals and communities to participate in a range of activities that will improve their well-being and independence.


  • Promoting and delivering personalised, affordable and accessible transport services in the City of Parramatta and Cumberland Council areas for eligible individuals and communities.
  • Designing transport initiatives that meet the needs of the clients. 
  • Planning a range of social and community activities that improve clients’ well-being and independence.
  • Ensuring all activities are carried out in an ethical, compassionate and inclusive manner.
  • Providing a safe, diverse, inclusive and professional work environment.
  • Optimising resources in a changing environment.
  • Operating in a financially sustainable and transparent manner.
  • Benchmarking performance against industry standards.









Timeline of Community Support

16 July 1987


A public meeting was held to elect a Management Committee for Parramatta Community Transport Group. The goal of this organization was to develop community transport services for frail aged people and people with disabilities living in the Parramatta Local Government Area.

16 July 1987

July 1988


The organization was incorporated as an Association under the name of Parramatta Community Transport Association Inc. Our first office was in an old Department of Housing building located in South St, Rydalmere. That same month and year, the organization purchased its first vehicle, a Mazda minibus, that was modified to carry wheelchairs and was used to transport our clients to and from shops.

August 1991


Office moved to Parramatta. We also computerized our accounting and office systems.

August 1991

October 2002


Official change of name to Community Wheels Inc.

June 2003


Community Wheels Inc. amalgamated with Holroyd Community Transport Group

June 2003

November 2006


Office moved to 2A Arthur Street Merrylands, which allowed us to increase the number of resources, staff and vehicles.

January 2014

Settling In

After extensive negotiations with Transport for NSW and the current landlord, Community Wheels Inc. moved to our current location in Northmead.

January 2014

Since incorporation, our organisation has continued to expand as demand for our services increased.  We started with one full-time coordinator, one part-time service administrator, one casual driver, and a group of volunteers that used their own cars to provide medical transport. 


Today, we have more than 40 employees and volunteers, and a mixed fleet of 19 vehicles including sedans, vans with wheelchair hoist, and big 20-seater buses.

Meet Our Team

Some of the dedicated and friendly staff keeping you connected with your community

Corey Poulsen
General Manager

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Satya Nhep
Transport Operations Officer

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Alexandra Slayton
Customer Services Representative

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Sally Crocker
Operations Manager

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Sowjanya Dammavalam
Business Operations Officer

Rebecca Hillier
Customer Services Representative

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Ayona Wickramasinghe
Community Liaison Officer

Ashlee Sullivan
Customer Services Representative

Ariyana Nhep
Customer Services Representative


Management Committee

Community Wheels Inc has a strong Management Committee (MC) that brings diverse skills and experience to the governance body. The key responsibilities of all members of the Management Committee are to:

Set the direction for Community Wheels Inc.

Make sure we know where we want to go, how we want to get there, and what we want to achieve along the way

Monitor the organisation's performance

Make sure we run as smoothly as we can, and help as many people as possible while we do it

Maintain control of the organisation

Ensuring the organisation stays on track according to agreed priorities and planned activities

For more information about the duties of those who manage charities, please visit the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission website or read the ACNC guide Governance for Good.

Current members of the Management Committee

Mr Sudhir Gupta

Sudhir Gupta

Appointed to MC: 8 November 2016
  • Masters in Computer Science
  • Bachelor in Electrical Engineering
  • Strategic Management
  • Information Technology Management
  • Data Analysis and Reporting
Stefanie Lowe

Stefanie Lowe
Vice Chair

Appointed to MC: 22 March 2021

Strategic Management
Raffaele D'Angelo

Raffaele D'Angelo
Committee Member

Appointed to MC: 20 November 2023
  •  ANZIIF Senior Associate CIP
  • Australian Risk Management Certificate
  • Governance Foundations for Not-for-Profit Directors
  • NSW Treasury Audit Risk Committee Prequalification Scheme
  • Governance and Risk Management
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Procurement and Insurance
  • Volunteer Management
  • Fundraising and Grants
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Andrew Cordwell 
Committee Member

Appointed to MC: 24 September 2018
  • FCA
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Justice of the Peace
  • Commercial due diligence
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Dr. Elizabeth Ricketts
Committee Member

Appointed to MC: 26 February 2018
  • T. Cert; Dip. T; Dip. Special Ed;
  • Grad. Dip. Ed. Leadership;
  • B. Ed; M. Ed; Ed. D
  • Bachelor in Electrical Engineering
  • Human resources
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Ramalingam Naganathan
Committee Member

Appointed to MC: 19 October 2016
  • Justice of the Peace
  • Tamil community representative
Gino Fasciani

Gino Fasciani

Appointed to MC: 24 August 2022
Appointed as Secretary: 21 August 2023

  • Strategic Management and Human Resources
Gino Fasciani

Jessie Gatt
Committee Member

Appointed to MC: 23 October 2013

  • Maltese community representative


Hear from some of our community members