Meet the Team

Wahroonga Waterways Landcare driven by the efforts of volunteers and staff at Adventist Aged Care Wahroonga. We have a wide variety of skills and interests.


Group Coordinator: Frances O’Brien


Frances is an environmental scientist with training in climate science, environmental management and environmental law (BEnv LLB GDLP). She has led Wahroonga Waterways Landcare for the past three years. Frances is responsible for much of the administrative side of the group, including producing online content (this website, the Facebook page, newsletter emails), providing graphic design services (such as the group’s logo), applying for grants, and developing and managing events. She is also a workshop facilitator and writes articles about the group for newsletters and newspapers.

In 2017, she was received a High Commended Greater Sydney Landcare Young Landcare Leadership award.


Project Coordinator: Graham Wegener


Graham was the first Group Administrator and founder of Wahroonga Waterways Landcare and has stayed on as the Project Coordinator. He has a background in landscaping and horticulture (Dip App Sci Hort) and directs on-the-ground rehabilitation works. Graham has a particular passion for providing environmental education to schools.


Volunteer Supervisor: Elissa Avery


Elissa is a bush regenerator with a keen interest in horticulture. Every Tuesday to co-supervises the volunteers in plant propagation, nursery work and weeding. She is also an active participant in many of our events such as tree planting and clean up days. She has a background in photography and landscape design.


Volunteer Supervisor: Consuelo Gonzalez


Consuelo is a horticulturist (Dip App Sci Hort) who loves working with the community, particularly with children. She co-supervises our volunteers every Tuesday, and regularly assists at our School and National Tree Planting Days and other events.