Jill robinson - chairperson
With over 20 years in the Community Sector Jill has a breadth of experience including in childcare, domestic violence support, a leadership role in the disability sector and as a government officer. Jill commenced as Executive Officer at Pat Thomas House in 2017, a role which has reignited her passion and commitment to support women and children who have experienced Domestic Violence. She is very passionate about ensuring there is a safe, secure and supportive place for women and children to stay and be safe.
liz prescott - deputy chairperson
Passionate about breaking the cycle of youth disengagement and disadvantage, Liz joined Peel Youth Services as the Chief Executive Officer in January 2018. Since 2007, Liz has worked in the public, private and not for profit sectors addressing disadvantage through education, employment and training.
KAYE SEEBER - secretary
Kaye Seeber is founder and chairman of WA Mums Cottage in Mandurah, a sanctuary and resource centre for women and children in need. She has extensive experience in Business Administration, Management and Promotion which she has now transferred to her community work in the Peel Region. Currently Kaye is Chairman of YouthCARE Mandurah having served on that committee in a number of Executive roles since 2003. She is interested in the wellbeing of young people through good family relationships and education.
PATRICK DUDLEY - TREASURER
Megan Mitchell - board member
Megan Mitchell is the Manager for Wanslea Family Services Bindjareb office. Megan has coordinated the Inclusion Support program for Wanslea across the Peel, Great Southern, Wheatbelt and Goldfields regions as well as designs and support the implementation of the In Home Care Support Agency for W.A. Most recently Megan is project managing the Early Childhood Early Intervention Program at Wanslea partners with the NDIA to deliver the program in Western Australia. Raising a children in Falcon and working locally Megan enjoys being in the Peel region and all it has to offer.
bill robinson - Board Member
Bill Robinson is the manager of the Mandurah branch of Relationships Australia. He has worked in the sector for thirty years and has been in his current position in Mandurah since 1993. He has been involved in a number of community initiatives, among them the Peel Domestic Violence Regional Committee and the Quality Relationships Alliance. He was also a member of the board of Mandurah Lotteries House for a number of years.
Bill is an experienced counsellor and supervisor, has had research articles published in professional journals and presented at international conferences. His passion is working with couples to improve their personal well-being, their relationship and the lives of their children.
Nicole Lambert - board member
Nicole has worked in community services sector in the Peel region for the past 10 years and has been the Executive Officer at Allambee Counselling since 2013. As a Counselling Psychologist for the past 20 years, Nicole has worked in several specialist areas including sexual and family violence, child development, trauma and crisis response, child protection, alcohol and other drugs, and tertiary education. Nicole is a passionate advocate for sexual and family violence prevention and is the current secretary of the Board of the National Association for Services Against Sexual Violence.
Nick Mathieson - board member
Nick has been working within the community sector since 2007. Nick has gained vast knowledge and experience across various front line roles both in the UK and Australia.
Starting as a volunteer at a YMCA drop in centre, Nick was then offered a senior role as a Duty Officer at 44 bed homeless hostel ran by the Leicester City Council. Arriving in Australia in 2012, Nick has experience working in Disabilities. Nick’s current role is as an Alcohol and Other Drug Housing Support Worker for AnglicareWA. Nick has become one of the most respected AnglicareWA workers within the Peel. Nick’s passion and determination has not gone unnoticed. Currently, Nick is working within the homelessness sector to bring change for the people of Peel. Nick is proactive to support the vulnerable from surviving to thriving in the local community.
Kay Hlaing - Board Member
Kay is a human services professional with over 20 years of experience working in the community sector.
Kay has a diverse background of experiences, which include working with people of all ages with complex mental health issues, homeless young people and families, children and families involved with the Department of Communities (Child Protection & Family Support), Aboriginal people, CaLD groups and people with disabilities.
Kay has managed a number of teams, and has demonstrated people and program management skills, as well as change management skills.
Kay is passionate about mentoring and coaching, as well as youth mental health; this fits well with Kay’s current role as Clinical Services Manager at 360 Health + Community, which includes oversight of the clinical services at headspace Fremantle, headspace Rockingham and headspace Mandurah.
Peel Community Development Group Board Nomination Pack
The Peel Community Development Group (PCDG) aims to bring both community development practices and community services together, to address issues and opportunities collaboratively. This is achieved through an understanding and articulation of needs and by raising awareness of issues in the Peel region; whilst maintaining a positive focus on the community sector’s strengths and successes. Support for local community networks is important for achieving wide reaching engagement to develop sustainable support structures and reduce isolation for community development practitioners.
To enable the PCDG to achieve these aims we strive for a Board with a broad representation, perspective and skill sets that are linked with the different aspects of the PCDG role: identify, articulate and advocate for community needs.
For more information on the attributes we require of our Board members and to nominate for a position of Peel Community Development Group Board of Management, please download the nomination pack here.