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Our Team

Lifeline Macarthur and Western Sydney's Executive Team oversee the operational management of Lifeline's services in crisis support, suicide prevention, Lifeline Shops and community engagement from Bankstown to Goulburn and Western Sydney. 


Sandra Cartwright, General Manager Retail & Distribution

Sandra started with our organisation in 2014 and has focused on building the profitability of its retail operations.


Sandra has over 28 years’ experience in the not for profit sector, with her focus being in retail operations. Sandra has worked for organisations like The NSW Cancer Council and the Smith Family and brings a wealth of knowledge of this niche area of retail to Lifeline Macarthur.


Prior to working in the not for profit sector, Sandra worked in mainstream retail in organisations like David Jones and has also managed a Sydney Hotel.


Leesa Potter, General Manager Crisis Support & Suicide Prevention

Leesa has extensive experience in leadership, growth and sustainability in the Human Service Sector, ranging across Aged Care, Disability and Mental Health.

Leesa leads Lifeline Macarthur and Western Sydney’s Crisis Support and Suicide Prevention teams as well as heading up the training division.  Leesa brings with her an innovative style providing strategic and operational oversight and strengthening community engagement through program activation.

Leesa holds a Masters of Mental Health and a Bachelor of Social Science degree from Southern Cross University and is a passionate advocate for the support and provision of mental health to those in need.


Nitasha Prasad, Corporate Services Manager

Nitasha joined the team in October 2020 and leads the Corporate Services Department. With extensive experience in business administration and governance, Nitasha utilises her skills and knowledge to ensure adequate processes and procedures are in place to maintain an efficient workplace.


Nitasha has worked in the not for profit sector for over 12 years and holds qualifications in Business Administration, Governance Practice and Administration as well as Governance for Not for Profits.


Prior to joining Lifeline Macarthur and Western Sydney, Nitasha worked for organisations such as, Railcorp Training, The Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the student organisation at the University of New South Wales.