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These leaders, drawn from all parts of the Victorian community, recognise and thank their volunteers for all that they do. They represent 225 organisations who signed on to pledge thanks to volunteers for 2013 National Volunteer Week.

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  1. Sue Noble, CEO & Robyn Rose, President, Kerri Tepper, Board member, Volunteering Victoria
  2. Colin Jackson OAM, CEO, Conservation Volunteers Australia
  3. Jenny Gray, CEO Zoos Victoria
  4. Elizabeth Logan, Executive Director, Spina Bifida Foundation of Victoria
  5. Barry Switzer, Executive Director, GippSport
  6. Helen McNeill, CEO, & Ben Garner, Operations Manager, Cystic Fibrosis Victoria
  7. Graeme Shears, CEO, Epilepsy Foundation of Victoria
  8. Julie Langdon, CEO, Extended Families Australia
  9. Fiona McLeay, Executive Director, Public Interest Law Clearing House (PILCH)
  10. Cameron Sinclair, General Manager, Road Trauma Support Services Victoria
  11. Linda West CEO, Max Broadley, Manager Community Services and Bel Campbell Volunteer Co-ordinator Otway Health and Community Services
  12. Julie Pettett, CEO, Volunteering Western Victoria
  13. Anne Wicking, CEO, The Compassionate Friends Victoria Inc. 
  14. Karen Masson, CEO, Wildlife Victoria
  15. Lucinda Hancock, Executive Officer, Nutrition Australia
  16. Rita Butera, Executive Director, Women’s Health Victoria
  17. Lee Kennedy, Manager, BreaCan
  18. Vic North, General Manager, and Cath Peterson, Manager Volunteer Services, Eastern Volunteer Resource Centre Inc
  19. Jacquie Moffat, Manager, Penumbra Centre Inc
  20. John Devine, Chief Executive Officer, Anchor Foster Care
  21. Kon Karapanagiotidis OAM, CEO, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
  22. Lyn Morgain, CEO, Western Region Health Centre
  23. Helen Szoke, CEO, Oxfam Australia
  24. Roger McKinnon, CEO, Awards Victoria
  25. Danny Blay, Executive Officer, No To Violence and Men’s Referral Service
  26. Fiona McCormack, CEO, Domestic Violence Victoria
  27. Muriel Bamblett, CEO, Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  28. Sandra Prouse, CEO, FKA Children’s Services Inc
  29. Chris Lacey, Executive Director, Urban Seed
  30. Toni Aslett, Executive Director Victoria, Australian Red Cross
  31. Wendy Lewis, CEO, Girl Guides Victoria
  32. Matt Dixon, Executive Director, Victorian AIDS Council/Gay Men’s Health Centre
  33. Mick Bourke, CEO, and Euan Ferguson Chief Officer,  CFA
  34. Martin Thomas, Executive Manager & General Secretary, Scouts Australia (Victorian Branch)
  35. Jeanette Moody, CEO, Eastern Palliative Care Association Inc.
  36. Jemal Ahmet CEO, Whittlesea Community Connections
  37. Colleen Pearce, Public Advocate Victoria
  38.  Tahlia Azaria, General Manager, SYN Media
  39. Jinny McGrath, Manager, Dandenong Community Advisory Bureau
  40. Caroline Mulcahy, CEO, Carers Victoria
  41. Phillip Camela, General Manager, AED Legal Centre
  42. Denise Cauchi, Director, Humanitarian Crisis Hub
  43. Trudi Larder, Centre Manager, Yarrunga Community Centre
  44. The Hon. Philip Cummins, President, & Melanie Heenan, Executive Director, Court Network Inc
  45.  Tim Entwisle, Director & Chief Executive, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
  46. Dr Tom May, President, Fungimap Inc
  47. Gail Rodgers, Manager, Volunteering Geelong
  48. Cam Battaglia,  CEO, St Vincent de Paul Society, Victoria
  49. Rosemary Malone, CEO, Gateways Support Services
  50. Angela Savage, Executive Officer, Association of Neighbourhood Houses and Learning Centres (ANHLC)
  51. Sarah Hosking, CEO,Very Special Kids
  52. Bodye Darvill, Coordinator, Rosedale Neighbourhood House Vic
  53. Pamela Mills, Manager, Box Hill South Neighbourhood House
  54. Carolyn Webster, Manager, Kensington Neighbourhood House
  55. Tabitha Seccombe, Acting Coordinator, Moe Neighbourhood House Inc
  56. Dan Romanis, CEO,  Marriott Support Services
  57. Henni Wade, Coordinator, Riddells Creek Neighbourhood House
  58. Kate Wheller, Executive Officer, Community Information & Support Victoria (CISVic)
  59. Dr J Patrick Greene, CEO, Museum Victoria
  60. Cr Bill McArthur, President, Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV)
  61. Mang Cheong, CEO, We Care Community Services Inc.
  62. Dr Kathy Alexander, CEO,  City of Melbourne
  63. Jenni Sheedy, Co-ordinator, Mahogany Neighbourhood Centre Inc.
  64. Debbie Knight, CEO, Interchange Central Gippsland
  65. Bruce Giovanetti, CEO, Connect GV
  66. Peter Trethewey, CEO, AQA Victoria Ltd
  67. Jill Feinberg, Coordinator, Mount Street Neighbourhood House
  68. Suzanne Dvorak, CEO, Save the Children Australia
  69. Ann Clark, CEO, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital
  70. Carmel Guerra, CEO, Centre for Multicultural Youth
  71. Daniel Leighton, CEO, Inclusion Melbourne
  72. Dr Leonie Lockstone-Binney, Senior Lecturer, College of Business, Victoria University (and Volunteering Victoria Board member)
  73. Dr John Stekelenburg, Chair, & Prof David Ashbridge CEO, Barwon Health.
  74. Karen Hayes, CEO, Guide Dogs Victoria
  75. Sandie de Wolf AM, CEO, Berry Street
  76. Peter Abraham, Chief Executive, Kyabram District Health Services
  77. Jessica Murrowood, Manager, Emergency Relief Victoria
  78. Paul McDonald, CEO, Anglicare Victoria
  79. Suzanna Barry, CEO, Community Living & Respite Services Inc.
  80. Tanya Hall, CEO & Founder, Hearts 4 Heart
  81. Chris Falk, Chair of the Board, Community Music Victoria
  82. Helen Pike, Manager, Fernlea House Inc
  83. Neil Cooper, General Manager, Keysborough Learning Centre
  84. Tony McCosker, CEO, St Mary’s House of Welcome
  85. Amber Templeton, President, 88.9 wynFM Community Radio
  86. Victoria Marles, CEO, Trust for Nature
  87. John Jeffries, National Director, CBM Australia
  88. Cate Lawrence, Co-founder, Green Renters
  89. Alexandra Gartmann, CEO, Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR)
  90. John Eren MLA, Shadow Minister for Volunteering, Sport and Recreation (Victoria)
  91. Doreen Stoves PSM, JP, CEO, Doncare Community Services, and Meredith Bubner, Coordinator, Volunteering in Manningham (ViM) Program
  92. Neal Taylor, CEO, Holy Fools Inc.
  93. Mandi Goosen, Manager, Seville Community House
  94. John Mulder, CEO, Bendigo Health
  95. Lea Pope, CEO, Bass Coast Regional Health
  96. Nigel Taylor, CEO, Lifesaving Victoria
  97. Lyn Holdsworth President Coordinator, Friends of Toolern Creek
  98. Richard Garlick, Executive Officer, Paul Vanek, Volunteer Coordinator, Simon Rohde, President & Justin Grogan, Committee of Management, Sunassist Volunteer Helpers Inc.
  99. Freedom Preston-Clark, Manager, Darebin Information Volunteer & Resource Service (DIVRS)
  100. Liz Walker, CEO, Lort Smith Animal Hospital
  101. Damian Wells, CEO, North Central Catchment Management Authority
  102. Joanne Duncan MP Member for Macedon
  103. Wayne Nicholls, CEO, Gawler Foundation 
  104. Tallilah May, President,  Community Information Glen Eira Inc (including Volunteering Glen Eira)
  105. Emma Sharp, General Manager, Volunteer West
  106. Peter Burns, CEO, YMCA Victoria
  107. Elaine Montegriffo, CEO, SecondBite
  108. Dilys Anderson, President, & Gemma Carman, Manager, Caulfield South Community House
  109. Dianne Mumford, Committee of Management, Headway Gippsland
  110. Peter Crisp MLA, Member for Mildura
  111. Jennifer Beveridge, CEO, Eating Disorders Victoria
  112. John O’Callaghan President Glen Eira Historical Society
  113. Charles Gibson, Director, UnitingCare Victoria and Tasmania
  114. Liz Finucan, Centre Manager, Bentons Square Community Centre & Kindergarten
  115. Patricia Lauria, CEO, Monash Volunteer Resource Centre
  116. Ric Holland, CEO, Melbourne City Mission
  117. Bill Appleby, CEO, Jewish Care Victoria
  118. Melissa Noonan, Executive Officer, Limbs 4 Life
  119. Glenda Beale, Chairperson, South Port Day Links Inc.
  120. Paula Benson, General Manager Corporate Responsibility, Clare Desira, National Manager Volunteering, NAB
  121. John Blewonski, CEO, VincentCare Victoria
  122. Mary Barry, CEO, & Claire Higgins, Chair, Victoria State Emergency Service
  123. Terry Hopkins, CEO, HeartKids Victoria
  124. Mark Pettifer, Acting Manager, Eastern Recreation and Leisure Services 
  125. Martin J Cowling, Assistant Secretary, Office for the Not-for-Profit Sector, Social Inclusion Unit, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
  126. Jim Child, Mayor, Yarra Ranges Council
  127. Nick Hudson, Executive Officer & Mandi Hyland, Principal Lawyer, Barwon Community Legal Service
  128. Rosemary Kelada, CEO, Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre Inc.   
  129. Kelly Rogerson, State Operations Manager, DonateLife Victoria
  130. Tim Costello, CEO , World Vision Australia
  131. Bruce Tucker, Executive Director, Concern Australia
  132. Lew Smallwood, Chair, Frankston Volunteer Resource Centre Inc.
  133. Andrew Kinnersly, Acting CEO, Ballarat Health Services
  134. Jackie Galloway, Acting CEO, Peninsula Community Legal Centre Inc.
  135. Linda Martin, CEO, Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria
  136. Gerard Auld, Grants Officer, Moyne Shire Council
  137. Toby O’Connor, CEO, St Laurence
  138. Anne Coughlin, Manager, BayCISS
  139. Elizabeth Cleland, Chairperson, Sussex Neighbourhood House
  140. Jenny Mikakos MP, Shadow Minister for Children & Young Adults, Seniors & Ageing, and Youth Justice
  141. Anthony Lowe, CEO, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
  142. Anne Frankenberg, General Manager, 3MBS Fine Music
  143. Robert Saliba, Community Support Officer, Laverton Community Centre & Neighbourhood House
  144. Esther Atkins, Program Director, Breakaway Camps Inc
  145. Gary Samowitz, CEO, Jewish Aid Australia
  146. David Hickey, Director, SHARE Community Appeal
  147. Tina Dent, CEO, Sandybeach Centre
  148. Rhyll Dorrington, CEO, Western Chances
  149. Ann Barker, Member for Oakleigh, Parliament of Victoria
  150. Kate Palmer, CEO, Netball Australia
  151. Lachlann Carter, Program Director, 100 Story Building
  152. Richard Dent, CEO, Leadership Victoria
  153. Christine Campbell MP, Member for Pascoe Vale, Parliament of Victoria
  154. Melanie Raymond, Chairman, Opportunities for Carlton
  155. Felix Pintado, CEO, Royal Freemasons Ltd
  156. Parool Shah, Chair &President, Life’s Little Treasures Foundation
  157. Colleen Blunt, Coordinator,  Marlin Coast Neighbourhood Centre
  158. Kerry Uren, Executive Officer, Interchange Victoria
  159. Marianne Mahony, Volunteers of Banyule, North Eastern Region Volunteer Resource Centre
  160. Michael B. Smith, CEO, Eastern Community Legal Centre Inc.
  161. Phillip Storer, CEO, City of Boroondara
  162. Jane Perry, Chairperson, & Mick Fitzgerald, General Manager, Brunswick Neighbourhood House and Brunswick Digital Hub
  163. Naomi Hirst, President, Victorian Women’s Football League
  164. Micaela Drieberg, Mayor, City of Monash
  165. Emma King, CEO, Early Learning Association Australia
  166. Maree McCabe, CEO, Alzheimer’s Australia Vic
  167. Murray Dawson-Smith, CEO, Amaze (Autism Victoria)
  168. Marianne Hubbard, CEO, Pinarc Disability Support
  169. Kim Wells MP, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Minister for Bushfire Response
  170. Elliot Costello, CEO, YGAP
  171. Kathy Kaplan OAM, Founder & President, IMPACT for women inc
  172. Sarah Olliff, Executive Officer, Kids Plus Foundation
  173. Ray Cranwell, CEO, Alkira Centre – Box Hill Inc
  174. Michael Martinez, CEO, Diversitat
  175. Dr Jenny Possingham, President, Friends of Geelong Botanic Gardens
  176. Rodney Mackintosh, CEO, Youth Projects
  177. Wendy Javni, Diversional Therapist, Maryville Aged Care
  178. Russell Broadbent MP Federal Member for McMillan
  179. Joy Leggo, CEO, Multicultural Aged Care Services Geelong Inc.
  180. Kim Ryan, Principal, Riddells Creek Primary School
  181. Gillian Brewster, Executive Director, Victorian Olympic Council
  182. Deidre Griffiths, Principal Solicitor & Executive Officer, Villamanta Disability Rights Legal Service Inc.
  183. Carol Fletcher, Coordinator, Crossenvale Community House
  184. Michael Flynn, Executive Officer, Sports Central
  185. Phil Clohesy, General Manager, Royal Geelong Yacht Club
  186. Tim Tamlin, CEO, South Gippsland Shire Council
  187. Jewell Start, General President, Catholic Women’s League of Victoria & Wagga Wagga
  188. Jenny Gibbons, Project Officer, L2P
  189. Shane Hughan, Executive Officer, Valley Sport & Chair, Regional Sports Network Victoria (RSNV)
  190. Nickie Barlow, Executive Officer, Ronald McDonald House Monash
  191. Victoria Wilson, Manager, Independent Prison Visitor Scheme, Office of Correctional Services, Department of Justice
  192. Professor Ed Byrne AO, Vice-Chancellor and President, Monash University
  193. Kirsty Albion & Lucy Manne, National Co-Directors, Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC)
  194. Brendan Beveridge, Chairman, Geelong Football Umpires’ League 
  195. Cheryl Timbury, President, Lions Breakfast Club of Geelong
  196. Prof. Christine Kilpatrick, CEO, The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne
  197. Renate Tratter, Manager, Span Community House
  198. Mark McAllion, CEO, VicSport
  199. Jan Rockliff, Manager, South Barwon Community Centre
  200. Stephen Pitt, CEO, Golf Australia
  201. Raquel Heron, General Manager, Geelong Animal Welfare Society (GAWS)
  202. Alexander Morrison, CEO, Glastonbury Community Services
  203. Cathy Humphrey, CEO, Sacred Heart Mission
  204. Kate Miller, Program Director, Destination Dreaming
  205. Chris Modra, Executive Officer, South West Do Care Inc
  206. Kirrily Graham, Australian Manager, Christina Noble Children’s Foundation
  207. Jeremy Johnson, CEO, Sovereign Hill Ballarat
  208. Anthony Carbines MP, State Member for Ivanhoe
  209. Dr Dan Douglass, CEO, Heathcote Health 
  210. Dr Tony Weldon, Chairman, Courage to Care (Vic.) Inc
  211. Keith Fagg, Mayor, City of Greater Geelong
  212. Kirsty Bishop-Fox, President, Australian Cake Angels Network 
  213. Jodie Willmer, CEO, Travellers Aid Australia
  214. David Marlow, Executive Director, Jewish Community Council of Victoria
  215. Rabbi Ronnie Figdor, CEO, St Kilda Hebrew Congregation Inc
  216. Kathy Kaplan OAM,  Executive Administrator, Jewish Emergency Management Plan (JEMP Vic)
  217. Vivien Brass, President & Annette Sweet, Executive Director, National Council of Jewish Women of Australia (Vic) (NCJWA Vic)
  218. Mary Wooldridge, Minister for Mental Health, Community Services & Disability Services and Reform, Victoria
  219. Geoff Caddy, President, Rotary Club of Highton, Kardinia
  220. Stephen Machet, President, Australasian Union of Jewish Students (Vic)
  221. Linda Finlay, President, Rotary Club of Belmont
  222. Katrina Simpson, Community Liaison, Whittington Primary School
  223. Tanya Warms, Volunteers’ Coordinator, Jewish Museum of Australia
  224. Fr Joe Caddy, CEO, CatholicCare
  225. Ormond Pearson, CEO, Orbost Regional Health


Thank you to everyone from the 225 organisations who signed on!

This petition closed to new entries at 5pm on Sunday 19 May. Look for the 2014 Petition during National Volunteer Week next year.