Our Leadership Team

Kathy Cokis

Chief Executive Officer

Over the last 27 years, Kathy has worked in various health and human service state government departments, as well as in the non-government community sector.  With a background in social work, a Bachelor of Social Work and Bachelor of Laws, her experience has been broad ranging from senior social worker, public sector commission consultant, policy and project work in child protection and family and domestic violence.

Most recently, Kathy was the Manager of the women and newborn’s health program within the North Metropolitan Health Service. She has worked on Aboriginal health programs, education and strategic planning for family and domestic violence within the Department of Health, as well as family support social work in the community. She believes her current role as the CEO of the Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre provides a strong foundation to offer her breadth of professional experience and knowledge, building on the wonderful work of such an iconic organisation.

Nicholas (Nik) Snare

Principal Solicitor

Nik was admitted to practice law in the ACT in 2008 before moving to Perth to work in the community legal sector. Since 2010 Nik has worked in various community legal roles at the Mental Health Law Centre and Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia, primarily in criminal law including as a duty lawyer at metropolitan, regional and remote Courts.

Nik started at the Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre in 2015 as a generalist lawyer working in family, civil and criminal law including as a respondent duty lawyer with NSCLC’s Restraining Orders and Respondents (ROAR) program.

Nik is now the principal solicitor overseeing NSCLC’s legal practice in generalist law, tenancy, Older People’s Rights Service (OPRS) and our Women’s Resource and Engagement Network (WREN). Nik is a nationally accredited mediator

Clare Meyers

Operations and Practice Manager

Clare has worked in the not for profit, local and state government sectors for almost 30 years.  Her background includes working with various culturally, socially and financially vulnerable people in a range of settings, including community legal, disability, mental health, aged care, childcare, education, LGBTIQ communities, CALD communities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in metro, regional and remote areas, as well as project management and funding/contract management.

Clare has an active interest in customer service, policy, procedure, evaluation and continuous improvement in supporting community members and groups, with a Master’s Degree in International and Community Development, Post Graduate Diploma of Education and a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education.

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