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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.

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Margot Hayes

Chairperson

Margot is a well-known and respected Victoria Park community member and leader. She has been a member of the Community Centre board for several years, and has also assisted several other Victoria Park not-for-profits. 

She is a retired educator who has worked with a wide range of students across the education sector, including in disability support, non-mainstream and adult education. A passionate Victoria Park resident of 34 years, she enjoys working to add value to the Victoria Park Community, and is excited by the direction of the Centre.

Yhana Lucas
Deputy Chairperson

 

Yhana is a policy adviser with a diverse and impressive professional background. She also has a long history volunteering in her community - with youth, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse groups, animals and persons experiencing homelessness. 

She is a self-described nerd for technology and languages (both foreign and Indigenous), and is working towards accreditation as a foster carer for teenagers. A playgroup attendee when the Centre began, she knows firsthand how important it is to the Community, and wants to keep helping it grow.

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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

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Zoe O’Neill

Secretary

Zoe is an energetic, pro-active solicitor, community facilitator and creative with extensive experience in the not-for-profit community and legal sectors- including almost a decade at the Sussex Street Community Law Service. 

She is passionate about improving life for all community members, including the most vulnerable, and identifies her core values as Curiosity, Compassion, Creativity, Empathy and Justice. She is also experienced in event planning and adult education, and thrives on collaboration. She is genuinely dedicated to  making the world a better place.

Neil Formosa

Treasurer

Neil is a proud lifelong resident of Victoria Park. He is also an accomplished and engaging leader who prides himself on building high performing teams and encouraging a collaborative and inclusive culture.

He thrives on the pursuit of innovation and exploring new partnerships to champion business growth. He has a business and engineering background, having worked in the utilities space for many years. He has also served as an Independent Member of the Town of Victoria Park’s Audit Committee. He and his wife are also foster carers.

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Belinda Gault

Board Member

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 the UK, Canada, Asia and the USA. 

She is passionate about improving life for all community members, including the most vulnerable, and identifies her core values as Curiosity, Compassion, Creativity, Empathy and Justice. She is also experienced in event planning and adult education, and thrives on collaboration. She is genuinely dedicated to  making the world a better place.

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Martin Johnson

Board Member

Martin is a Human Resources professional with the YMCA by day, and community leader all of the time. He is an innovative thinker who is particularly interested in championing learning and development.

He is also experienced in policy development and strategy implementation, as well as delivering effective and meaningful community campaigns. He has a special interest in men’s and youth engagement and mental health, and is excited to be working to deliver a range of new initiatives for men and young people in the community, and building a sustainable delivery model.