The Centre for Participation board comprises of directors  with a broad range of skills, expertise and experience from  a diverse range of backgrounds and geographical locations.

 

 
 

 

VENKATA PETETI
Chair

Venkata is the GM of Corporate and Community Services at West Wimmera Shire, director at Worawa Aboriginal College and holds a Master of Financial Management as well as an MBA.

JO DEVEREAUX

Jo is the Human Services Manager at HRCC, a registered nurse, has studied social policy and makes a priority of the strategic direction of volunteering across the region.

LINDY MULLER
Deputy Chair from October 2016

Lindy was a nurse for 15 years before moving into community nursing. She then pursued further studies and also represented her ward for four years for HRCC.

AVRIL HOGAN

With a background in international business, market research and strategy consulting, Avril runs a consulting firm, has completed the AICD course and holds an MBA.

GEOFF WITMITZ

Geoff is the Executive Officer of the Wimmera Primary Care Partnership. He has considerable community sector, budgeting, business development and governance experience.

WENDY ROBINS

Wendy is a business owner, holds a Diploma of Local Government and has completed the Business Leaders Leadership Program.

TANYA BARNES

Tanya is General Manager Community Corrections Services at the Department of Justice and brings extensive knowledge of governance, management and public sector roles. She was a board member with Grampians Community Health for 19 years.

ROSS HIGGINS

The former chairman of Wimmera HUB, Ross has over 15 years’ experience
of corporate governance. He is the current Manager, Legal and Corporate Resources at GWMWater and possesses significant management, budgeting and communications skills.

KEVIN MILLS

Edenhope & District Memorial Hospital CEO, Kevin has extensive experience
across the not-for-profit and corporate sectors. He also serves the Horsham District Kinder Association, Wimmera PCP, Wimmera PHN Community Council and the Wimmera Southern Mallee Health Alliance.

DOROTHY PATTON

Dorothy has served as both councillor and mayor for Northern Grampians Shire and as a board member of North Central LLEN and the Wimmera Regional Library Corporation. She is a passionate advocate for organised volunteering and is currently editor of the North Central News.

MATTHEW COPPING

Principal of Horsham Special School since 2011, Matt’s professional objective is to focus on the best possible life chances for his students. His qualifications include a Master of Education (Special Education), Bachelor of Education, P-6 and VCE.