(03) 9701 3421 info@afcs.org.au

Board of Directors



Maria Smith
Registered DET teacher since 2000, (currently with Blackburn English Language School, VCAA-LOTE Assessor, Multicultural Journalist-PhilTimes/Phil Community Herald.



Vice Chair:
Bunnary Soch
Qualified Counsellor and Migration agent, with many years of experience in Settlement and Community Work with Khmers.


Managing Director:
Norminda Forteza
Holds a Degree in Theology, Psychology and Social Welfare with more than 20 yrs experience in Community Services.


Ruby Ocampo
Retired Teacher, Business Professional with 20 years experience.



Fe Gillies

Fe Gillies is currently President of the Australian Multicultural Seniors Support Group. A retired reflexologist, Fe is also a networker connecting seniors through the Be Connected digital literacy program since 2019. While a full-time Carer she finds time to recycle papers and magazines to create handbags and pencil cases.

Albert Abarquez

Mr Albert Abarquez is a recipient of the Victorian Premier’s Award for Excellence in Community Service in 2009. He is a dedicated Basketball Coach and President of the Basketball Enthusiasts Sports Training since 1998 –2010. He has trained hundreds of children and young people aged 10-21 years old in their association. He is a passionate community leader in promoting mental health and physical fitness through basketball and golf.