With wide-ranging skills, experience and expertise, each person brings unique insights and perspectives that help shape and guide the Centre for Participation.
As Edenhope and Memorial Hospital CEO, Kevin has extensive experience across the not-for-profit and corporate sectors. He also serves the Wimmera PCP, Wimmera PHN Community Council and the Wimmera Southern Mallee Health Alliance.
Lindy was a nurse for 15 years before moving into community nursing. She then pursued further studies and also represented her ward for 4 years for Horsham Rural City Council (HRCC).
Ray has a keen interest in governance and was a key architect in developing the governance foundations for the ‘Lighting the Regions’ project, which incorporated 16 separate and significantly diverse councils. He is also committed to new solutions in community and business development.
With a background in international business, market research and strategy consulting, Avril runs a consulting firm, has completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors course and holds an MBA.
Geoff is the Executive Officer of the Wimmera Primary Care Partnership, and has considerable community sector, budgeting, business development and governance experience.
Dorothy has served as both councillor and mayor for Northern Grampians Shire, and as a board member for the Wimmera Reginal Library Corporation and the North Central Local Learning and Employment Network. She is a passionate advocate for organised volunteering and is currently editor of the North Central News.
Wendy is a business owner and was a previous councillor on Hindmarsh Shire Council. She has completed the Business Leaders Leadership Program and is actively involved across many facets of her community.
As Grampians Community Health CEO, Greg has a long history of organisational leadership and contributing to community services. He has served on numerous boards and brings a wealth of experience and skills.
As an extensive traveller, Mala has gained enormous insights into other cultures and been exposed to different service delivery methodologies. She brings a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise, overseeing multiple operations across three countries.
Our management team
Julie continues to drive an expansive and influential agenda. She calls on extensive governance and management experience, is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a member of Wimmera PHN Community Council and Wimmera’s Primary Care, and Chair of Hopetoun Neighbourhood House.
Serena manages Wimmera Social Support, Licencing the Wimmera and volunteering. She is passionate about providing services to the community that meet personal needs and goals, while providing altruistic opportunities for members of the community.
An experienced operator in community and youth services, as well as training design and development, Robbie has extensive expertise and learning environment experience. He is also a board member of Stawell Neighbourhood House Inc.
Munya is a Charted Accountant (Australia, New Zealand and South Africa) and his background is in corporate financial management. Munya was a member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee.
Judy has over 15 years of experience leading dynamic teams of service professionals. Her experience includes senior roles in local government and regional community health during times of unprecedented reforms and organisational re-structuring.