CSSA National Conference 23 - 26 August 2022

CSSA Staff

About the CSSA Staff


Monique Earsman

Executive Director

Monique brings nearly 20 years of experience in politics and strategic communications to her role as Executive Director. She has worked as an Electorate Officer and later Ministerial Adviser to both Federal and ACT Ministers, as National Organiser at a major political party, and as a senior communications professional in the public and private sectors.

She started her career as a Research Assistant in the Policy Department at the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and has enthusiastically returned to the sector to advocate for the work of Catholic social service providers and their clients across the country.

Monique holds a Bachelor of Laws from Australian National University and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Sue Gore Phillips

Membership Engagement Officer

Sue has been working in the Community Services for over 15 years across a number of Organisations – predominantly as a Team Leader or Program Manager – and overseeing the delivery of Children’s services, Individual & Family support services, a Mental Health Recovery program, and most recently as a Community Engagement Officer.

Before that, Sue worked in Schools Administration, and even earlier as a Special Events, Wedding & Conference co-ordinator. She holds a Degree in Communications, Theatre & Media, which means she tends to have a slightly creative way of communicating and working.

Sue is thrilled to be part of having our members’ voices and stories heard so that together we can better support disadvantaged people in Australia.

Anne Aziz-Parker

Communications Manager

Anne has over 20 years’ experience in the marketing communications ecosystem, including public relations, events management, solutions innovation, and stakeholder engagement. She has worked in Tertiary Education, Tourism, Aviation, Telecommunications, the ACT, and Federal governments.

In aviation, Anne served as head of corporate communications and was instrumental in setting up an airline crisis management communications program. She later worked in a strategic operational role, leading a team of 570 staff. She has delivered successful corporate communications, PR and branding programs across a range of organisations.

She holds an Honours degree in Bachelor of Arts (Linguistics) from the University of New South Wales and a Postgraduate Diploma in Management from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Macquarie University.

Anne shares CSSA’s vision of a fairer and more inclusive Australia.

Spending time with her family is important to her, and she has a keen interest in music and living sustainably.

Tania Ladyzhynsky

Administrative Officer

Tania joined the CSSA team in February 2022 in the role of Administrator. Tania’s background is community services focused, particularly in the area of early childhood where she spent 30+ years in various roles, from teaching music and educating educators, to managing programs. She spent 11 years directing the YWCA Canberra’s Family Day Care Scheme. Tania has also worked in hospitality and various administration roles.

She is excited to be contributing to the important work of the CSSA Team.