Don Reeves has held senior positions within Victorian Government’s Department of Education in teaching and human resources.
Don is currently the President of the Mount Eliza Neighbourhood House, held the position of Chairperson of the peninsula Advisory Committee for Elders (PACE) from 2009 – 2013, and as Vice President of Peninsula Transport Assist (PTA) is responsible for developing the organizations systems, processes and strategic plan.
Don is currently spearheading efforts to establish a Men’s Shed in Mt Eliza.
Nicola is an Engineer who currently works in the water industry. She previously spent eight years working in traffic and transport roles in Local Government, where she developed a passion for road safety and community engagement. Nicola thinks of herself as being inquisitive and a problem solver and hence has an interest in innovative transport options for the members of our community.
Nicola has held a Masters in Maintenance Management and Reliability for a number of years and recently graduated from the Australian Institute of Business with a Masters in Business Administration. She currently lives in her home town of Rosebud with her family. They enjoy going to the beach, exploring the Mornington Peninsula, playing and watching sport and travelling together.
MTax (UNSW), BCom/LLB (Melb), GradDip Theology (ANU), CPA
Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Member – Taxation Institute of Australia, former Regional Business Manager and Bursar of the St Columbans Mission Society a large not-for-profit, recipient of the Rotary Club of Mount Eliza Shine on Award, City of Bundoorah Outstanding Community Engagement Award, Former Chair – International Audit Sub-committee St Columbans Mission Society, treasurer of the Mount Eliza Neighbourhood House Inc., Secretary of a local non-profit sporting association.
Robyn has many years of experience as a director of her own business consulting to large & small businesses. Her business specialises in, but is not limited to, IT and designing internal operational systems. Her clients have come from a wide range of fields including mining, hospitality, retail & creative.
Her passion is for community based, grass-roots organisations that emphasise community engagement, environmental causes, human rights and social enterprise. She enjoys organic gardening, reading, walking her dog & socialising with her family & friends.
Her qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Sydney University, Advanced Diploma in Nursing from Royal Adelaide Hospital, Certificates in Business Administration, Statistical Analysis, Social Enterprise Marketing, Permaculture Design, Bookkeeping and Social Psychology. She now regularly studies short courses through MOOCs.
Rita has been in local government collectively for 16 years with a particular interest in sustainable transport and advocating for improved options for all transport disadvantaged residents.
She is a Project Manager who specializes in bringing together like minded stakeholders to make the improbable possible by identifying the strengths of each participant, ensuring each project satisfies the community’s needs.
A long term Peninsula resident Rita loves the lifestyle that the Peninsula offers whilst being mindful that the region also has limitations for people who do not drive.
Clare has been a volunteer driver with Peninsula Transport Assist for three years and on the Board for two years.
Before that she devoted 15 years to looking after her husband who had dementia. Prior to that, she had been a medical secretary for 30 years as well as being a water aerobics instructor for 17 of those years.
She supports animal rights and has two rescue dogs. She loves live theatre and musicals. Clare likes to keep fit and exercises regularly and gardens occasionally.
Michael is the Community Development and Innovation Senior Advisor at the Brotherhood of St. Laurence. Works on new community development models for Australian aged care services, particularly in the areas of transport, technology and food.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Sociology and Administration) and Graduate Diploma in Social Research (Applied Sociology)
He has 18 years Aged Care/Disability where he developed the BSL Social Inclusion Program, awarded the Commonwealth Minister for Ageing’s Award in Lifestyle 2007. Good Food Matters, Finalist in the 2014 HESTA Team Innovation Awards and the ACCV State Awards for Excellence 2011.
Lisa Knightbridge is an occupational therapist with over 30 years of experience, having worked across a range of settings including paediatrics, rehabilitation and community health. She has also held positions in program evaluation and health promotion. Lisa currently works at Monash University as a senior lecturer in the Department of Occupational Therapy in the Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences. Her main role is to coordinate the Participatory Community Practice program in which all undergraduate and Masters Students undertake a community based project as part of their fieldwork. In this role, she has established industry partnerships with more than 100 local agencies.
Her qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy, a Graduate Diploma in Child development, a Master’s degree in Assessment and Evaluation and a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education. She is currently a PhD candidate, undertaking research in the areas of reflection, adult learning, professional practice and continuing professional development.
Nick has 20 years’ experience working with Medicare Locals, Primary Health Networks, disability organisations and a range of hospitals.He is now the director of Melbourne Primary Health which supports health and community organisations with project management, submission writing and evaluation.
His qualifications include: Master of Public Health, Monash University and Bachelor of Orthoptics (Honours), La Trobe University