Coffs Harbour Home Modification + Maintenance Service Inc has a Board of Management of 7 members, endorsed through relevant declarations and commitments to hold these roles, signed Code of Conduct for Board Members; A new board was elected at our Annual General Meeting on 27 October 2014, consisting of 4 Executive Members and 3 Ordinary Members.
Board of Management are encouraged and do attend available training in their legal responsibilities;
Coffs Harbour Home Modification + Maintenance Service Inc reviewed its Constitution Under the Associations Incorporation Act, 2009 and reviews annually to ensure it continues to be relevant;
Coffs Harbour Home Modification + Maintenance Service Inc holds its Annual General Meeting in October of each year.

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TERRY WILSON

Chairperson

Terry has an extensive history working with public housing having worked for more than thirty years in housing administration, planning and operations. Terry has planned and delivered existing and innovative services to applicants for housing and other people seeking assistance. Terry has experience in policy and planning for state initiatives and has worked extensively in Sydney. In these roles Terry had responsibility for operationalising policy in relation to housing services for older people as well as product development. Terry has post graduate qualifications in Management and Business Planning, Resource Management, Social Science and the Arts.

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DONNA KERR

Secretary

I have 18 years’ experience working as a Manager of a local HACC funded organisation and share a passion for supporting local community based organisations in providing quality outcomes for service users. Being a Board member of East Coast Accessibility Experts provides me with an opportunity to make a positive contribution toward maintaining ongoing transparency and accountability to the funding bodies, service users and the wider community, and work with others to ensure service strength and viability into the future.

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PAUL SEKFY

Vice Chairperson/Treasurer

Paul has worked in the community sector since 1979 when he commenced work as a youthworker in North Queensland. He is currently employed by Lifetime Connect as a Community Development Coordinator in the Nambucca Valley. Paul has had an active interest in Home Mods since 1993, serving on various panels and committees at a state and regional level.

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KEN CRAIG

Board Member

Ken Craig was born and raised in Coffs Harbour. His father was a Gumbaynggirr/Yaegl man and his mother is a Bundjalung woman – he comes from a large family that is one of the oldest in Coffs Harbour. Ken has dedicated many years to improving housing outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across NSW. Ken worked in the NSW Public Service for 32 years prior to retiring from the Public Service in June 2015. His role prior to retiring was as the Northern Regional Manager of the Aboriginal Housing Office. Ken was instrumental in leading his team to improve Aboriginal living standards by implementing programs that aim to build the capacity and sustainability of the Aboriginal community housing sector. In 2013, in acknowledgement of Ken’s work in the housing sector, he was awarded a Public Service Medal (PSM) by the then Governor of NSW, Marie Bashir. Ken is currently undertaking consultancy work as an Associate with Moreton Consulting. As part of his consultancy work to date, Ken has been involved in a number of projects including the Kempsey Aboriginal Ageing Strategy, supporting the Coffs Harbour and District Local Aboriginal Land Council and supporting Many Rivers Regional Housing Management Services Aboriginal Corporation. Ken has undertaken many personal development activities and his qualifications include a Graduate Certificate in Housing Management and Policy and an Advanced Diploma in Government.

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KEVIN GOOD

Board Member

Kevin was self-employed in the construction industry for thirty years following service in the Royal Australian Navy. He was engaged in a wide range of interests outside of his construction business including youth leadership roles and a volunteer year with the Royal Flying Doctor Service based in Alice Springs. During the 1970s Kevin also led a volunteer group of young people delivering social housing utilising local service groups and various State Government Departments. His Construction Business included design and delivery of home modifications for the disabled.

Kevin worked in NSW public housing for ten years in a technical and project management role prior to his retirement in 2011.

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Stephanie Ring

Board Member

Stephanie has had over 20 years experience within local and state government and the non-government sector in management and development positions, with a strong focus on social housing, community programs and development of community capacity. She has had around 15 years recent experience in management of community housing program planning and administration in a regional state government context. She has most recently undertaken some project work to support capacity building in the indigenous community housing sector, and to support the implementation of Local Area Co-ordination of the NDIS

Stephanie has graduate qualifications in Urban and Regional Planning and holds a graduate certificate in Local Government Management. She brings with her a well rounded professional approach to problem, strategic planning and community engagement.