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Our Board Members

Bronwyn Stanley

Bronwyn Stanley

CHAIRPERSON

Bronwyn is a Subject Matter Specialist in NDIS Quality and Safeguarding, Planning and Support Coordination. She has experience managing 18 staff including rostering and performance management. Bronwyn also has extensive experience in Book-keeping specialising in Accounts Payable and Payroll as well as Quality Management Documenting Policies, Procedures and Processes.

John Bourchier

John Bourchier

TREASURER & VICE CHAIRPERSON

John who is employed as an Irrigation Officer with Agricultural Victoria, is also a part time farmer on the family dairy farm at Strathmerton as well as farming his own hobby farm at Numurkah. John is very community minded and has held many roles with Community Service Organizations over the years but currently is Chair of the Floridan Park Reserve (Pony Club of Numurkah and District) and a member of the Goulburn Valley Aero Club. John joined the Board of Northern Disability Services in 1982-3 and held the position of Chair prior to the amalgamation to form Providing All Living Supports (PALS) Inc which occurred in 2011. John is the last original Board member of the amalgamated organizations and continues today in the role of Vice Chair and Treasurer.

Julie Brooks

Julie Brooks

CEO

Julie is CEO of Providing All Living Supports (PALS) Inc has over 12 years’ experience working in the Disability services sector. Julie, who has been in the role of CEO for over 3 years was the Business Services Manager of PALS prior to accepting the role of CEO. Julie has had extensive history in the human services sector having formally trained as a nurse and had a long career in event management. When not at her desk Julie can be found paddling in a dragon boat or sailing on Lake Mulwala.

Christine Panter

Christine Panter

COMMITTEE

Christine (Chris) Panter was born in Yarrawonga and has resided there since birth.  Her parents were also born and remained in Yarrawonga throughout their lives.  Christine is married and has 3 grown children, all of whom work in the health / caring industry around the local area.  Chris is a Registered Nurse having been nursing since 1989 when she commenced her State Enrolled Nurse training at Beechworth Home for the Aged and from then has completed several courses to upgrade her skills and qualifications whilst working and raising their children.  The highlight of her study being the completion of her Bachelor of Nursing in 2015.

Christine is honored to be on the PALS Committee of Management and hopes that she can bring some fresh healthy ideas to the committee and management team, of this wonderful service and trust that the customer, dedicated carers and families will continue to grow and flourish under the PALS umbrella.

Sasha Parish

Sasha Parish

COMMITTEE

Sasha is 28 she grew up in Cobram and moved to Wodonga post high school for 4 years.
She has recently moved back to Cobram and completing studies in Primary Education in 2020. Sasha has been a member of The Cobram Football Netball Club from a young age and joined the executive committee in 2019 as Treasurer but also being an Ambassador and Advocate for Mental Health, initiating The Outside The Locker Room program into the Football & Netball Club creating a safe space for those struggling with Mental Health and holding the first Murray League Mental Health game which was a success. In 2014 Sasha held a White Ribbon Community Walk in Cobram for Domestic Violence raising awareness and honouring a close friend of hers who sadly passed due to the actions of her partner.

Helping those struggling, creating awareness and a safety net for all is something Sasha takes pride in and wish to continue in any way shape or form.

 

Phillip West

Phillip West

COMMITTEE

Phil was admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2013.
Phil is experienced in wills/estates matters and family law matters including children/parenting orders, property settlements, intervention orders. Phil regularly appears in the local and family courts.
Having been raised locally, Phil identifies closely with local people’s concerns.

A Word

From Our Chair

” An exciting start to the year with the NDIS transition in the Goulburn area, one of the last roll-out areas for NDIS.  The journey through NDIS is not without its challenges, but also provides an exciting opportunity for the organisation to grow and support people in our community. “

– Bronwyn Stanley