Meet our Board Members

Ann Sexton

Ann Sexton

Chairperson

Ann has been a board member since 2014 and chair since 2016. Ann is a self employed consultant with formal qualifications in Educational leadership and management and has a passion for working with community organisations.

Tim Gubbins

Tim Gubbins

Treasurer

Tim has been a member of FamilyCare’s board since 2003. Tim is a local self employed accountant. He brings a depth of financial knowledge to the board and also sits on the Finance sub-committee

Albert Kellock

Albert Kellock

Board Member

Albert is FamilyCare’s longest serving board member having been with the agency since commencement in 1984. Albert provides a wealth of knowledge about the local community. He has had extensive involvement with other local community groups and prior to retiring Albert worked as an accountant.

Betty Dale

Betty Dale

Board Member

Betty commenced with FamilyCare’s board in 2004 and sits on the Finance sub-committee. Betty is a self employed accountant and is proud to have lived and worked in Shepparton all her life. Community is very important to Betty.

Marina Klooster

Marina Klooster

Board Member

Marina has been a board member since 1997. Marina is the regional Social Work Support Manager at Centrelink and brings a knowledge of the community sector to the board.

Wendy Lewis

Wendy Lewis

Board Member

Wendy has been a board member since 2014. Wendy brings a great deal of knowledge about our local health system and was previously the chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer with GV Health.

Danny Whyte

Danny Whyte

Board Member

Danny joined FamilyCare’s Board in May 2019. Danny is an accountant and is an active member of a variety of local community and sporting associations.

Ian Ritchie

Ian Ritchie

Board Member

Ian joined in February. Ian is a lawyer who was a partner and is now a consultant at Faram Ritchie Davies. Ian has extensive experience in the areas of employment and litigation. He has extensive community involvement, with a number of current and past roles.

Ian is a current Club Hockey Coach and has previously coached at State level.

Nigel Liggins

Nigel Liggins

Board Member

Nigel joined the FamilyCare Board in January. Prior to retiring, Nigel was a school teacher working in a number of schools across the state, including in Shepparton. Nigel has been an active member of Rotary for almost 20 years.

Zahra Haydar Big

Zahra Haydar Big

Board Member

Zahra joined the board in April. Zahra uses her extensive networks and bicultural experiences to better connect newly arrived community members and the wider Community.
Zahra also ran an independent candidacy for the Greater Shepparton Council election and made history by being the first/only Afghanistani female candidate for local Council Elections in 2020 across Australia.

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