Neil worked with the Victorian Department of Education for 46 years as a Teacher and School Principal.
He was a Director of the Board of Management of SkillsPlus Ltd., for 19 years and Chair of the Board for six of those years.
Neil also coached tennis for 25 years and was President of the Tennis Coaches Association of Victoria for 5 years.
Currently, Neil is president of the Cranbourne Lions Choir Inc. (Cranbourne Chorale) in which he has been a member for 20 years. He has also been a member of the Australian Welsh Male Choir since 2010.
Now President of Peninsula Transport Assist Inc., he is also President of the Coastal Villages Community Buses Inc., both not-for-profit associations supplying mini-buses for hire to individuals and organizations through the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula Region and City of Casey.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cameron is passionate about achieving positive social change through innovative approaches which challenge the status quo. He has extensive fundraising experience developed through a number of senior roles in his 15 years with large non-government development agencies World Vision and Oxfam Australia.
Cam is currently an Executive Director with Hands On Learning Australia and has a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) and Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from Monash University.
Clare worked as a specialist medical secretary for 30 years before devoting 14 years to caring for her husband who had dementia.
Clare is passionate about animal rights and has done some volunteering at the RSPCA. She has 2 rescue dogs and enjoys her walks with them. Attending live theatre is also a passion as well as films; she loves to sing and recently had singing lessons for a year.
Clare was also an aqua-aerobics instructor for 17 years and still enjoys keeping fit.
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.
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.