Steering Committee


AngelaVithoulkas150xPresident
Angela Vithoulkas,
small business woman, Sydney NSW
Interests: Sydney City Councillor, founder The Small Business Party, community

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lisabentleyVice-President
Lisa Maree Bentley, small business woman, mental health practitioner/coach, Williamstown VIC
Interests: community, families, small business, reform of democracy.


liamcarroll150Vice-President
Liam Carroll, author, commodities trader, physiotherapist, Sydney NSW
Interests: Story-telling, community, innovation.

 

jilliantangney150Jillian Horton, clinical psychologist. Perth WA
Interests: Mental health, environment and sustainability, Independent Candidate for Tangney 2019
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paullarcombePaul Larcombe, blind disability activist, auditor, Brisbane QLD
Interests: empowerment of people with disabilities and others without a voice, community services, reform of institutions
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helenmclucas150Helen McLucas, community engagement, Sydney and Jindabyne, NSW
Interests: former Councillor City of Strathfield, disability, rural Australia
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davidtreanorDavid Treanor, National Leader, L’Arche Community, Hobart TAS
Interests: Disability, natural relationships, community.
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gaylejoyce150Gayle Joyce, Small business woman, community leader, Gawler SA
Interests: Suicide prevention, single-parent families, trans-Tasman links
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GeraldineGonsalvez150Geraldine Gonsalvez, Community leader, Dandenong VIC
Interests: community, education, grassroots politics, local government, reform of institutions
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Divisions
Small Business Division

martinrambowDirector
Martin Rambow, CEO Finance for Life, Sydney NSW
Interests: small business finance, foster care, community

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DavidAbrahams2Deputy Director
David Abrahams, small business IT, community development, Gosford NSW
Independent Candidate for Robertson 2019
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Seniors Division

chrisosborne150Director
Chris Osborne, retired, President Seniors United Party of Australia, Sydney NSW
Interests: seniors, retirement, unions, community
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frankbarber1Deputy Director
Frank Barber, retired health insurance executive, Melbourne VIC
Interests: seniors, retirement, health care, electoral reform

Regional and Rural Division

timburrow1Director
Tim Burrow, former CEO Agribusiness Australia, Adelaide SA
Interests: agriculture, northern Australia, reform of democracy, Christian faith.

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conorhallahan

Deputy Director
Conor Hallahan, project manager, water infrastructure, Kingston TAS
Interests: infrastructure, education, reform of democracy.

 

grahamclune150Deputy Director
Graham Clune, engineering, procurement, contract management, Strathpine QLD
Interests: lifelong advocate for rural Australia, reform of democracy
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NDIS and Mental Health Division

soniaellem150Deputy Director
Sonia Ellem, Carer of family member with mental illness, documentary photographer, Brisbane QLD
Interests: mental health, NGOs in health and social services
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annemariecollins150colourDeputy Director
Anne Marie Collins, Psychologist and family mediator, Olinda VIC
Interests: mental health, families, natural relationships of care
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Children and Families Division

samagelisDirector
Sam Agelis, Coordinator Livingstone Community Centre, Melbourne VIC
Interests: families, extended families, work-family balance, community

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Deputy Director
Natasha Coster, Former Director Federation of Parents & Citizens Associations, Penrith NSW
Interests: schools, parents, voluntary community organisations

Centrelink and Employment Division

paulwaddy1501748Director
Paul Waddy, Under-employed, truckdriver, Perth WA
Interests: training, employment services, reform of institutions
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geoffreygraham150Deputy Director
Geoffrey Graham, Unemployed, volunteer, Sydney NSW
Interests: employment, employment services, carers.
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leslierogan150Deputy Director
Leslie Rogan, Unemployed, lived mental illness experience, Sydney NSW
Interests: mental health, carers, built heritage
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vernhughes150Convenor
Vern Hughes,
Director Civil Society Australia, Melbourne VIC

Interests: Australian history, self-help and mutual aid, friendly societies, Christian social thought, distributism
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