Board of Management
Our dedicated board of management is made up of people in our local community. They guide our direction, make sure we meet our legal and regulatory requirements and have assisted us to grow into a leading Gippsl and disability support provider.
I am married to Pauline and we have 2 daughters. My youngest daughter has Autism with an intellectual disability.
I have worked in the power industry in the Latrobe Valley for over 38 years in many aspects of the business and I am currently Shift Operations Manager at Loy Yang Mine working for AGL.
I have been with Interchange Gippsland for many years as a client and serving on the Board in the past as President, Vice President and continue as a Committee member.
I live with my husband and two primary school age boys and have been a solicitor for over 15 years, working in environmental and planning law.
I joined the Board of Interchange in mid-2010. Being on the Interchange board has been a privilege and I enjoy working to make sure we continue to deliver an expanding range of high quality, innovative, community inclusive services for the Gippsland community.
Living locally and married with two boys, I have been on the Interchange Gippsland Board since 2010, and currently hold the role as Treasurer. I am proud of my involvement with Interchange Gippsland, and the extremely rewarding work we do. I believe we are an exceptional organisation and am committed to continue to provide quality services to the Gippsland community.
I have worked as an accountant (CPA) for over 25 years for various organisations (currently in the power industry).
My husband, Terry and I live in Traralgon. I am a senior Case Manager with Anglicare Victoria, in Morwell. I work with the Integrated Family Services Team, assisting families with parenting. I have an Associate Diploma in Arts (Welfare Studies) through Monash Gippsland.
I joined the Interchange host program in 2002 and hosted for over 2 years. I joined the Board in 2004 and took on the role of Secretary, prior to becoming President 2010.
I am married with two adult daughters, and have lived all my life in the Latrobe Valley. I currently work in a business development and compliance role with a local Operations and Maintenance company providing services to industry.
I have many years experience in the energy, power and bulk materials handling industries, working in a range of management and human resources roles. I have been involved with Interchange since 1995 initially through my youngest daughter who has a mild intellectual disability.
I have always had an interest in the disability sector. Like most people, it starts with a close connection which in my case is with two family members. In my current setting I am a strong advocate for students with disabilities being able to choose the education setting they pursue.
As a school principal I also see and understand the daily frustration of families dealing with issues associated with children with disabilities. There is clearly a need for organisations such as Interchange Gippsland to help families deal with the services these families need to interact with. This is seen mostly through the disconnection between what is provided by the NDIS and what is provided by education departments, adding stress and workload to all involved.
I believe my joining the Interchange Gippsland Board is a a ‘win-win’ situation. I can bring my skills of a strong education and organisational skills to Interchange Gippsland whilst I learn how a board of a strong organisation runs. I believe my strong educational background can be utilised more widely than just in my current school and school network. Furthermore, it allows me to volunteer to a very worthwhile organisation, a great example for a father and a school principal.