Moe Life Skills Community Centre is a not-for-profit organisation and tax exempt charity. We are incorporated in Victoria and governed by a volunteer Board of Management which meets monthly. All Board members have a strong interest, commitment and passion for improving the lives of people with a disability. Our Board members volunteer their professional time and experience to oversee the maintenance and development of quality services and our sound financial base.
Sue Carroll, President & Acting Treasurer
Sue is the chair of the Moe Life Skills Board of Management. She was elected to the Board in 2007. Sue holds an MPET and a Bachelor of Business and is currently employed as an Office Manager at Latrobe Regional Hospital. She has had a keen interest and long involvement with people with disabilities. At Moe Life Skills she has served on various committees prior to being the chair.
Bill Lawler, Vice President
Bill has had a long association with the disability sector and has recently resigned from his position as Rural Access Project Officer at Latrobe City, a position which he held for the past 11 years. Prior to this position, Bill was the Advocacy Coordinator with the Gippsland Disability Resource Council for 10 years, advocating for the rights for people with a disability at individual and systemic levels. In 2012, Bill was recognised for over 20 years of service in the disability sector by receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award, a category of the Victorian Disability Sector Awards.
Deidre Carmichael, Secretary
Deidre was part of the Steering Committee that established Moe Life Skills in 1986, and has served on the Board since. She has held the positions of Chairperson and Treasurer and served on a range of sub committees. Deidre has a Bachelor of Art in Education, a Graduate Diploma of Special Education and is a Trained Teacher of children with disabilities. She taught at Traralgon Special Development School (TSDS) for 17 years and in Primary Schools for 10 years, developing an understanding of teaching and learning, curriculum and policy development. Deidre has a strong commitment, over many years, to supporting families, improving outcomes for people with disabilities and advocating for their right to be treated with dignity and accepted citizens in their communities.
Dr. Tanja Bohl, Board Member
Dr Tanja Bohl is trained as a Dermatologist (Skin Specialist) and has a practice located in Newborough. Tanja firmly believes in passing on her knowledge and skills and has taught via the Gippsland School of Rural Health. As a clinician, Tanja has received several awards and honours for her work and she maintains a strong interest in educating women about their own health. Tanja has been a member of the Board of Management since 2010.
Vic Micallef, Board Member
Appointed to the Board of Management in 2011, Vic was born in Yallourn and grew up in Moe, attending Moe High School (now Lowanna College). Vic has made a career in the banking industry, spanning more than 25 years with a major bank and a mutual credit union – formerly BankMECU, now known as Bank Australia. He is a member of the Moe Life Skills Workplace Health and Safety and HR Committees.
Kerry Jarvis, Board Member
Kerry joined the Board of Management in 2014. Kerry began her career as a Division Two nurse before moving into the community health services sector. Over the past ten years Kerry has worked in various professional roles across different agencies in the areas of Intake and Assessment, Community Support, Disability Case Management and Carer Support Coordination. Kerry has a passion for research and has recently begun a PhD with Monash University which will have a particular focus on the lives of rural carers who provide care to a family member in the community.
Amanda McMahon, Board Member
Amanda currently works full time as a Community Engagement Officer at Latrobe Regional Hospital and is also owner of a local small hospitality business. Amanda has demonstrated knowledge and skills in health, fundraising & events management, community and career development, mentoring, leadership, culture change and relationship management, and is also experienced in the banking, education, disability sectors. Amanda joined the Board in 2017 and also takes part int he Youth Choices Committee. She is a strong community professional, graduating from GCLP in 2014 and currently studying an MBA.
Fiona Wallace, Board Member
Joining the Board in 2017, Fiona began her career in sales before moving into business management. Fiona recently completed a Bachelor in Psychology and is currently studying a Masters in Social Work. Fiona has a strong desire to give back to the community and advocate for the rights of people with disabilities.