Meet The Board

Rob Cook
Rob CookChairman / President
Rob has been involved with One Meal for over 3 years and is the Area Coordinator for the Sutherland Shire service area. Rob has a history in aviation with qualifications in Human Factors, Engineering, Quality and Safety Management. Beyond working with the Sutherland service, Rob has built many links with the business and the community, ensuring a robust funding model is maintained. Rob has also been involved with the establishment of new service areas including, Riverwood and Blacktown and additional services within the Sutherland Shire.
Diana Mackin
Diana MackinVice-President
Diana is an active advocate for the homeless as co-founder of One Meal and presently Vice-President. She was pivotal in developing the operational side of the charity and expanded its presence to various areas.

Diana is also involved in the day-to-day administration of One Meal. She is a mother of three children and has four grandchildren.

Cristina Talacko
Cristina TalackoDirector
Cristina is a passionate advocate for health food and the homeless and has been involved with One Meal for the past three years. She co-owns health food manufacturer SalDoce Fine Foods winning the NSW Premier’s Export Awards 2016 and the Ethnic Business Awards 2017.

Cristina has vast experience in governance and has served on various not-for-profit Boards, presently as a director on the Board of Multicultural NSW, as Chairperson of Coalition for Conservation, as Vice-President of the Australia-Brazil Chamber of Commerce and as former director of the Australia-Latin America Business Council. Cristina has a Bachelor of Law from the University of London and a Graduate Diploma on Corporate Law & Governance from the University of Sydney.

Joanne Oliver
Joanne OliverBoard Member
Joanne has been volunteering at One Meal Blacktown since 2018 and now happily leads the Blacktown service.

Joanne has extensive experience with over 20 years in Administration at an accounting firm. Her real passion lies in Nursing and Community Support where she works in Aged Care and Disability.

She has lived in the Blacktown area for all of her life, and has 4 children and 2 grandchildren. Her husband and adult/teen children also kindly volunteer with One Meal.

Emma Williams
Emma WilliamsDirector Operations
Emma Williams is the Area Coordinator of the Riverwood Service. Emma has been involved with One Meal for just over a year, starting as a volunteer with the Sutherland service then branching out to develop and start Riverwood. Emma is currently looking at how best to enhance the day to day operations of One Meal as a whole.

Emma has served on the leadership team of Our Lady of Fatima Peakhurst and is currently an integral member of their outreach program. In this role Emma has been responsible for building and strengthening relationships between the parish and community. Emma is also the mother of two teenage girls and has run her own small business for the last 22 years.

Martin Talacko
Martin TalackoDirector
Martin has been on the Board of One Meal for the past three years. He has extensive experience in marketing research having graduated with a degree from the University of Technology Sydney and having held senior positions in Australia and South East Asia at AC Nielsen , the Maxwell Group and IAMS (Mars Inc).

He is the founder and Managing Director of a health food manufacturing company in Sydney and co-owner of Naked Foods Management, having vast experience in business management & development, marketing and sales.

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