Simone Mercuri

  • Role – Admin Assistant
  • Services provided for TNS – Reception, admin assistant to Rhi, back up support for EP’s with admin duties
  • Years worked for TNSe – I’m a brand newy & fresh to the TNS team
  • What inspired you to work for TNS? – Job satisfaction, a sense of purpose & belonging, making a difference
  • Where did you work before this position? – Running my own business in caravan repairs


About TNS


Do you find your work meaningful?

Absolutely… that’s why I am here.

What inspires you most about your work?

The dedication and passion of the team and of course Rhi, who inspires me daily.

What are some of the positive impacts you notice your work has on participants?

Watching our athletes laugh and smile and be proud of their accomplishments.

What do you love most about working at TNS?

100% hands down – The team.


Get To Know Simone


Meet Simone, an Italian cuisine enthusiast with a penchant for pasta and gelato. She’s fluent in Italian and adores sewing and sharing moments with her best friend. During the AFL season, you’ll find her cheering for the Collingwood Magpies.

Simone recently explored “The Resilience Project” and enjoys escaping through novels like “Verity” by Colleen Hoover. Her all-time favourite series is “FRIENDS,” and she’s currently into “Virgin River.”

A dedicated Facebook user, Simone enjoys both coffee and tea. She shares her life with two charming puppies, Leo and Max. She’s a night owl and an avid Collingwood Magpies fan in the AFL.

Simone’s favourite travel spots are Bali and Italy. She’s passionate about taking care of her loved ones and values her honesty and empathy. Her three daughters and granddaughter hold her heart.

Simone is up for new experiences, especially holidays. Fun fact: she’s a twin and a grandmother.

Her guiding motto is “You choose the action, you choose the consequence.” Simone’s music tastes lean toward 80s and 90s classics, with a soft spot for Keith Urban.

Her most significant accomplishment is raising three caring daughters. She enjoys sewing, quilting, and embroidery, relishes footy games, and cherishes time with her girls and bestie. Gin and wine add flavour to her life’s joys.


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At The Next Step Recovery and Wellness Centre in Melbourne, our mission is to provide tailored programs and services for athletes recovering from spinal cord injuries and neurological conditions. Our Athlete Scholarship Program secures generous funding for athletes without financial support.