Melissa Smith joined JPC in May 2015 as the Communications Coordinator.
She is a CODA, originally from Sydney, and has a husband and two small boys. She grew up in the Deaf Catholic Community in Sydney and has used Auslan from birth. “The Deaf Catholic Community is like my extended family! I have many happy memories of growing up with Deaf friends and CODA’s in and around church, and I know exactly how important JPC is to the community members, especially to the seniors”
Melissa has a background in marketing and her passion now lies in communications and marketing for small, community businesses within the Deaf network.
She is also studying to become an Auslan interpreter in Melbourne, where she lives with her husband and two young boys.