Angela has worked in volunteer-involving organisations since 2002 and currently holds a leadership role within the Organisational Development team at CFA. She is responsible for leadership development, culture, diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Prior to her current role, Angela led the Organisational Wellbeing team within CFA. The team includes over 150 volunteer members as well as paid employees and is responsible for member psychological safety and wellbeing, and behaviour and relationship management.
Following the devastating fires of 2009, Angela led the development and implementation of significant member wellbeing and recovery programs. Since then, CFA has invested significant resources in building an approach which recognises that the psychological safety of CFA members is paramount to achieving its vision of working together with communities to keep them safe.
With experience in both private and public sector organisations, Angela has worked in health, transport and insurance in generalist Human Resources Management roles as well as specialist roles including trauma response, OHS and diversity.
Bronwen Clark is communications professional with 20 years’ experience in marketing, public relations and relationship-building at the international, national and local levels. She has consulted to and worked within a diverse range of industries including all levels of government, agriculture, resources, education, volunteering, health, community services and Indigenous groups.
Bronwen has worked with regional businesses on corporate volunteering and with regional councils to coordinate volunteering during emergency recovery. She has volunteered on the boards of Volunteering Western Victoria and Wimmera Development Association and is currently a Director of Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, has undertaken governance training for not-for-profits and has post-graduate qualifications in public relations.
Robyn Rose is the previous Chair of the Board. Robyn has been a member of the Volunteering Victoria Board since 2008 and was Chair for 7 of those years.
Robyn brings a keen awareness through her own experience and her connection with a range of volunteering organisations of the essential support volunteers provide communities – from children’s sporting competitions to lifesavers patrolling our beaches, those who serve in the areas of disability, aged care and emergency services and everything in between and beyond.
Currently Robyn works at Alzheimer’s Australia Victoria managing the counselling team that work predominately with carers. Previous roles have included staff and volunteer management.
Dallas Beeston has been involved with a number of volunteer and not for profit organisations over many years, including being the independent accountant for the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission.
Dallas is an FCPA and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Her journey within the accounting profession includes working her way to being a partner in a large suburban practice prior to starting her own business which she ran for 6 years, before merging into a city fringe firm.
Dallas is an active member of the community and is passionate about being able to contribute the professional and personal skills that she has acquired to the benefit of the wider community. She is currently employed at Independent Disability Services, heading up their social enterprise, IDS Bookkeeping, from which all profits contribute to empowering people with a disability to enjoy a career as qualified bookkeepers.
Esis Tawfik is Senior Manager, Community Volunteers for Multiple Sclerosis Limited. Esis has been involved in the Volunteering Sector for over 25 years in both rural and metro regions and has extensive knowledge and experience in developing volunteer training, resources, audit and benchmarking processes and event management. Esis is passionate and dedicated to ensuring our communities value the contribution made by volunteers and volunteer-involving organisations have the resources required to support and coordinate volunteers.
Andrew brings over 20 years experience in the emergency management sector. His current role is as National Manager, Emergency Services with Australian Red Cross, overseeing the national Emergency Services function.
Andrew has played a pivotal role in coordinating the Red Cross response to a number of major emergencies and disasters, including Cyclone Larry (2006), the Black Saturday Victorian Bushfires (2009) and Queensland Floods and Cyclone Yasi (2011).
Prior to joining Red Cross, Andrew was the National Recovery Consultant with Emergency Management Australia, providing advice to both State and Federal governments following a range of emergencies and playing a key role in coordinating recovery assistance to Australians impacted by events such as the Boxing Day 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.