Board Vacancies 2018
This year the Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 22nd October 2018 (more information will be forthcoming regarding the time and location of this meeting).
The MHCTas Board is advertising for new members. Applicants need to commit to only five meetings a year, although it is hoped that members would also contribute to executive functions or participate as a member of a sub-committee. Meetings are held on a Tuesday from 5.30pm to 7.30pm and telephone conference facilities are available. Elected Board Members will be appointed to two-year terms, and each position is voluntary. There is no remuneration but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.
The key attribute of a Board member is an understanding of and commitment to carers. Carers play an important, unpaid and often unacknowledged role in supporting people with mental illness and carers are best placed to understand these challenges. For this reason, the MHCTas Constitution provides that at least half of Board members should be carers.
If you believe that you can make a contribution to MHCTas – apply to become a board member. If you are require any further information, please contact me on 0409 871 037.
Expressions of Interest close on Sunday 30th September 2018. Please download and complete Board Member Expression of Interest and MHCTas Board of Governance Selection Criteria 2018 and forward completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org
Board of Governance 2017-2018
Leigh Delaney – President
Leigh has a passion for supporting people and has a strong commitment to social justice. He has worked closely with people in the disability sector and supported them through advocacy and maintaining employment. Leigh has also worked in a voluntary counselling capacity and management positions.
Malcolm Hales – Vice President
Malcolm represents Northern Tasmania and brings valuable experience as a mental health carer, a teacher and school principal. Malcolm also brings financial and HR management experience at a state-wide level.
Sonia Cook – Secretary
Sonia is a current Board Member of the Pittwater Neighbourhood Centre and is employed as a teacher. Sonia is a former manager in the State Service and brings a wealth of experience in finance, leadership and management, business and strategic planning and policy and procedure development. Sonia represents MHCTas on the Carers National Board – Mental Health Carers Australia.
Eve Alexander – Treasurer
Eve is Operations Manager at Nils Network of Tasmania and she has extensive knowledge of accounting software packages, budget preparation, reporting, data and financial analysis.
Glen is currently employed by Colony 47 in a key senior management role that supports mental health programs across the organisation. Glen is Executive Manager of Colony 47’s Psychosocial Adult Community Mental Health, Australian Disability Enterprise, Start Fresh Services and Partners In Recovery programs and he has over 16 years’ experience sitting on a variety of boards.
Melinda is currently the Northern Tasmanian Regional Manager for Life Without Barriers and her programs include Youth Mental Health Services Statewide, Out Of Home Care/Foster Care and Disability Services. Melinda has worked in the human sector industry for 30 years as a psychologist and in management positions.