About us News MEET THE NEIGHBOURS: Amanda welcomes you to HBNC Each week, we will feature a member of the HBNC team, giving you a chance to Meet the Neighbours. The goal is to highlight and celebrate the people at the heart of our organisation, who work tirelessly to make the Wide Bay Burnett community a stronger and more resilient one. This week, we'd like you to meet Amanda Rosenberger, Administration Support Officer. Tell us a bit about yourself. My name is Amanda Rosenberger and you will find me front and centre at the Hervey Bay Neighborhood Centre ready to greet you as you walk in the door. I grew up in Sydney and after a little travelling around I chose beautiful Hervey Bay to start a family. I love Hervey Bay for its small community lifestyle and I am lucky enough to live five minutes’ walk to the beach. I am married with two children in high school, and we all enjoy participating in outdoor activities in the warm weather Hervey Bay has to offer. I am passionate about my family, making the most out of life and spend my spare time walking, bike riding, and love indulging in my creative side through drawing and painting. My favourite experiences are feeling alive while riding thrill-seeking rides at theme parks with my son! What is a quick summary of your professional background? I am passionate about helping people and love taking on new challenges. Throughout my career I have worked for various companies and industries providing customer and administration support to the community. My most recent roles were providing administration support in the education system. I have always had a strong passion to learn and help people. I love to be part of a team and enjoy working for companies that allow me to learn and grow using my creativity, administrative and customer service skills. I thrive on being busy and help people whenever I can - you will see me racing around the centre. What drew you to work with the Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre? I was drawn to the position at the Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre as I believed it would provide me with opportunities to be involved with helping people and making a difference to people’s lives within the community. In my most recent positions, my roles were very important and busy which I love however they were lacking in fulfilling my passion to help people in the community. At first sight of the job advertised I felt drawn to apply for the position. Although it was a change of direction for me it felt like the right choice. I researched HBNC on the internet and was amazed by the varied services they provide for the community. I was intrigued and impressed by the strong passion and vision of the organisation and the ongoing impact it has within the community and hoped to be part of the team. I am excited to grow with the organisation and assist with providing a friendly and informative service to the community with a smile! How do you see your role making a difference in the lives of the community’s most vulnerable? I believe the staff at the front reception are the face of the company. I believe with my professional and friendly manner I can provide the community with information about the services we offer. In doing so I will be providing hope and assistance to those that are in need. I feel passionate about helping everyone that walks in the door or calls the centre and hopefully have them leaving happy and satisfied, with the information they require. What’s one thing you hope to see happen or change for our community? I would like to see more opportunities for the youth of today. I feel we need to provide life skills and education to our youth and as a community, provide more interactive activities and programs to increase connectivity within the teenage community. Hopefully if we are able to successfully assist in providing these services to our youth we may be able to reduce the ongoing high rates of youth following a negative path so early in life that leads to drugs, crime, unemployment and homelessness. We need to turn the negative path to a promising future, one step at a time!