Board and Staff

Julianne Mackay

Centre Manager

Julianne has a diverse background working in the arts, not for profit sectors and local and state government organisations. She is a Curator, having worked in Museums and Visual Arts organisations. A lifelong learner, Julianne holds a Masters in Cultural Heritage and is working towards a Graduate Certificate in Social Impact at the University of Australia. She is looking very much forward to working with the local Victoria Park community.

Eia Lee Tee

Accounts and Facilities Officer

A team member of Victoria Park Community Centre for more than 3 years. Eilyn possesses strong customer service orientation skills and enjoys building positive relationships with people from all walks of life. She has been an active been a volunteer in various community organisations and takes a keen interest in children, their development, and activities.

Alia Abdi

Administration Assistant

Alia is a recent graduate with a Diploma in Community Services. She is an active community advocate and mentor for young people from Culturally and linguistically diverse communities with disabilities. Alia is a Board Member at Kin Disability Advocacy and engages as a public speaker in different community panels on creating inclusive spaces for people with disabilities. She uses her professional knowledge, leadership skills, and personal experiences to advocate for people with disabilities.

Zoe O’Neill

Chairperson

A senior lawyer with over ten years’ experience in the community legal sector, Zoe also has expertise in not-for-profit governance, social impact and service design. A long-time resident of the area, as well as having been engaged on an employed and volunteer basis in 'The Park' for over a decade, Zoe operates with a passion for community, facilitation and equity, and a firm belief in starting local and developing and supporting neighbourhood interconnectivity. Zoe joined the board of the Victoria Park Community Centre in 2019, initially serving as an ordinary board member, before serving as Secretary in 2020/2021. Zoe believes in collaboration, connection and celebrating the incredible and diverse assets the community of Victoria Park has to offer and focuses on the Centre's value of generosity; of time, of goodwill and spirit, as a driving force for the "little neighbourhood centre with the big heart".

Belinda Gault

Deputy Chairperson

Belinda brings a wealth of business experience to the Board including strategy implementation and organisational governance. She has held Management and Executive level roles for more than 20 years in a diverse international arena working extensively in Australia, Asia, USA, UK and Canada. She is passionate about the pursuit of innovation and community inclusion and is excited to be working with the Centre to add value to the Victoria Park Community.

Kristen Soon

Secretary

Inspired by the Vic Park Community Centre’s values and initiatives, Kristen embraced the opportunity to serve in a Board capacity with her experience and organisational background in November 2021. Kristen had an extensive career experience in the higher education sector before stepping out to pursue her lifelong interest in people and in social justice which led her to a humanitarian organisation working with refugees and asylum seekers, and subsequently to the family law sector and an environmental youth organisation. Driven by her pursuit to see people flourish and her passion to building connectedness in culturally diverse and vulnerable communities, Kristen dedicates her available time to volunteering and championing purpose-driven initiatives in the community. As a mum of two young children, she believes in leading by example and impacting future generations.

Elaine Makinya

Treasurer

Elaine is a dedicated and detail-oriented Chartered Accountant with over 10 years of experience. She has attained a broad range of professional skills from diverse industries and backgrounds that range from public practice (audit), not for profit, health, education, manufacturing in Africa and Australia. She is currently the Financial Accountant at Royal Flying Doctor Service WA.
Working in the Not-for-Profit sector has allowed her to realise her passion to work for a values-based organisation that has a direct social and community impact. She has developed a keen interest in improving public services and community engagements and hopes to make a difference in the community by utilising her experience, skills, and education.

Chloe Leow

Board Member

Originally from Singapore, Chloe is a financial compliance manager also working towards a Diploma in counselling. She has developed an incredible ability to solve problems and deliver desired outcomes on both personal and practical levels.

She believes in the power of community and is particularly passionate about supporting migrants and refugees. She has significant experience in this area- both lived, having migrated to Australia alone aged 17, and as a volunteer, delivering financial literacy workshops and guides with ISHAR

Julien Ranguetat

Board Member

Living in the area for the last ten years working and studying, I’ve always loved this vibrant community. When a friend connected me with the centre, I couldn’t refuse the opportunity to give something back to Vic Park. Community inclusion is at the forefront of everything I do, it’s what I studied and it’s what I work towards every day. Aside from volunteering on this board I always contribute my time as a proud member of the Street Roller Hockey League and the Victoria Park Progressives. I’m always looking to hear from those around me, to help put together exciting and welcoming programs and events for the whole community.

Mary Hewitt

Board Member

As Digital Operations Manager for a global resources company, Mary is a self-professed technology nerd, having worked in the areas of Robotics, Data Science and having a deep interest in anything else that is cutting edge - Quantum Computing, Augmented Reality, you name it. Mary recently moved into her forever home in the Town of Victoria Park, where, keen to be a part of the community, she co-founded the Carlisle Street Activators in 2020 - a group that tries to build local connections within the Carlisle community and activate unused public spaces. As a part of the Vic Park Community Centre board, Mary wants to ensure that the centre's activities are inclusive, leveraging digital technologies to ensure that all can benefit from the centre, and continue to support a centre that truly reflects the diversity of the Vic Park community.