An extensive career inside the education sector combined with a passion for equality led Peter to join our Board in July 2017.
In addition to her extensive Human Resources career, Sophie has many years of voluntary community service experience. This in addition to her strong passion for equality led Sophie to join our Board in March 2017.
Combining an extensive accounting career within the public sector with his own personal experiences, Michael has been on our Board since 2015. His passion for a connected community sees him play a key role in a large number of community groups.
Carli chose to join the board of RIAC to apply the lens of Social Work which brings with it a rights-based and evidence-informed approach to corporate governance. Having admired the advocacy work of the organisation for some time, she felt that this was a great opportunity to give back.
Carli has worked in the Aged Care sector for the last four years and has recently moved into the NFP sector as a research officer for a local agency in Mildura.
A dedicated, compassionate, resourceful, and resilient. Mandy believes in giving back to the community.
”I am passionate about walking along side individuals and organisations championing the rights of minority groups and marginalised individuals, in rural and regional Victoria to ensure their voice is heard and they have equal access to Service, Programs and the Advocacy Support they, their families and carers need to live the life they choose and thrive in their community.
I believe in building individual capacity to navigate and provide feedback about difficulties they face when seeking supports for daily living within our complex health and government funded services.
I bring a lived experience, a consumer of disability services and a community services sector perspective to the organisation. I understand systemic barriers to equal access and equity and gaps in service provision in our public and private sectors.
I am an optimist, have 17 years’ experience working in the Loddon Mallee community service sector, believe we have excellent program and supports in our communities for people living with a disability, however, I always strive for systems improvement regarding equal access and equity and search for ‘other possibilities’, ways in which we can continue to find creative and practical ways to support individual, family and carer’s health and wellness outcomes.
I am currently employed in Bendigo Health’s Dual Diagnosis Unit as a lived experience worker emotionally and practically supporting individuals with co-existing mental health and substance use disorders with their unique recovery journeys. I am a lived experience speaker and volunteer with LiverWELL formerly Hepatitis Victoria. I have several years’ experience as an in-home disability and personal care support worker and volunteered with Country Awareness Network (CAN) for 17 years, CAN represented the needs of and was a voice for our local GLBTIQ community promoting and advocating for inclusive practices and provided education, referral and supports for individuals living with blood borne viruses and sexually transmitted infections”.