The first member of his family to further his education, Stefano understands the need for children in his community on Bickerton Island to complete school. As a Community Liaison Officer, Stefano spent time talking to students, their families and teachers to keep them on track with their learning. He then became a Community Housing Officer for GEBIE before a heart attack forced him to move to Darwin to recuperate. In his second term as a GEBIE Director, Stefano is working with his Community to push for a full-time nurse on Bickerton Island instead of the existing one-day-a-week visit. He is especially proud that his work and education ethic has been passed down to his three dependants who are either studying or working.