Originally from the Seychelles, Marguerite Baptiste-Rooke arrived in Alice Springs, Northern Territory, in 1989. She immediately started volunteering at the Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) of Central Australia, becoming the president for seven years, actively involved with assisting new migrants to the area with the settlement process. She has continued to be a leader in this work since becoming the manager of MRC and then MCSCA, promoting multiculturalism in the centre of Australia.
Anileen BensteadOutreach Officer/SETS Worker
Anileen came first to Australia in 1999. She migrated to Australia from the Philippines in 2006 and moved straight in Alice Springs on the same year. Anileen’s role is to assist migrants moving to Alice Springs with the settlement process.
Criste EvangelistaAdmin and Bookkeeping Officer
Originally from the Philippines, Criste migrated to Alice Springs in 1991 to join family members already settled here. Criste first started with the Migrant Resources Centre in 1993 on student placement in office administration. Apart from a period living in Melbourne, Queensland and Darwin, Criste has continued in different roles in the organisation since then.
Joy TaylorProject support
Joy migrated to Australia from England in 1988. She made Alice Springs her home in 2002. Most recently Joy has provided project support for the Fostering Integration Project and website upgrade.