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Board of Directors

Peter Poulos

President

Peter is the longest serving Board member, having been appointed as a Director in 1995. He is the owner/manager of Theo Poulos Real Estate in Katoomba and has many years of experience in the field. Peter has overseen many advances at Greystanes and brings his experience and commitment to people with disabilities to his role as President of the Board.

Pauline Neall

Vice President

Pauline has been a Director since 2008. For many years, she worked for the Blue Mountains City Council and, later in her career, as Office Manager for a Federal Member of Parliament. Pauline coordinated the Lawson Autumn Fair for ten years and served as the Secretary of the Hydrotherapy Pool Project Committee in order to raise funds for the hydrotherapy pool at the Blue Mountains District Anzac Memorial Hospital. She is also a member of the Lawson Chamber of Commerce.

Ron Jones

Treasurer

Ron joined the Greystanes Board of Directors in November 2009 and has been Treasurer since July 2011.Ron was in public practice in the Blue Mountains from 2005 to 2015 being retiring from full time public practice. He continues to provide accounting and some audit services to community organisations and incorporated associations in the Blue Mountains and Penrith areas. Prior to being in public practice, Ron held senior finance positions in a number of Australian and overseas companies including over 15 years as Associate Director Finance at Jones Lang Lasalle (Commercial Real Estate Agents). Ron has a Master of Business Degree (Accounting) from Monash University and is a Fellow of CPA Australia, a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute Of Secretaries, a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants and a Justice of the Peace.

 

Robert Tinsey

Director/Secretary

Robert Tinsey is the Chief Executive of Greystanes Disability Services. Robert Tinsey joined the Greystanes Board in June 2012. He has been a solicitor for over 36 years, practising as a sole practitioner in Katoomba since 2002. He has degrees in Economics (major in accounting) and Law, with considerable experience in corporate and commercial matters. Robert is a Life Member of Hepatitis NSW, having served as a Board member for over 10 years. He has been an honorary solicitor for numerous service clubs, branches of charities and community organisations, and provided pro bono legal services throughout his legal career.

Maxine Kerrison

Director

Maxine has been a Director since October 2010. For the past 30 years, Maxine has been involved and worked for a number of disability organisations, working with group homes and assisting with the first Post School Options Program for deaf and blind young adults. After retiring from paid work, Maxine continued in the field as a volunteer for Riding for the Disabled (RDA) Blue Mountains. She is a Coach and President of RDA’s Management Committee. Maxine is also a parent and carer for her daughter who attends Leura Day Options.

 

Merylese Mercieca

Director
 

Merylese Mercieca has been a Director since October 2017. Merylese has been responsible for Blue Eco Homes business operations since 2003, with responsibility for office administration, financial management and marketing. Before Blue Eco Homes, Merylese had a distinguished career in nursing. Most recently, she was a Clinical Nurse Consultant for Respiratory Inpatients at Sydney’s Nepean Hospital. Merylese holds a Cert IV in Carbon Management alongside her Bachelor and Masters degrees in Health Science from the University of Western Sydney, and has been a member of numerous health-based Working Groups and Committees. As a senior nursing practitioner, Merylese understands well the importance of time management, operational efficiency, and client service and delivery.

Frank Norman

Director

Frank has been a Director since March 2003 and was Treasurer from July 2008 to July 2011. He is a Public Accountant, Registered Tax Agent, Senior Partner of Frank Norman & Associates and Principal of Frank Norman & Associates – Blue Mountains NSW. As the Managing Director of Norman Consulting Services Pty Ltd based in North Sydney, he provides management consulting and commercial negotiation services to a number of small to medium media and marketing clients in New South Wales and Victoria. Frank was a contributing author to “Music Business and the Law” and a financial advisor to “Current Affairs Bulletin” at Sydney University. Frank was a director of WEA adult education providers for ten years and has been an officer with the Katoomba Rotary Club since moving to the Blue Mountains in 1995. He has assisted in the Winter Magic Festival and is a consultant to the Blue Mountains Folk & Blues Music Festival.

   

Jane Adams

Director

  

MBA Charles Sturt University 2013-Bachelor, Education, with distinction, University of Technology Sydney, 1994-Higher National Diploma, Hotel and Catering Management, Westminster College London UK 1983.

Alexis Viles

Director

Alexis was appointed to the Board in April 2011. Alexis retired from her position as Senior Nurse Manager at Blue Mountains District Anzac Memorial Hospital where she worked in many areas, including emergency and cardiology nursing. In 1980, Alexis began a long working partnership with Dr John England, establishing his stress testing clinic and facilitating the clinical trials Dr England undertook with the National Heart Foundation. Alexis has been the Chairperson of the Board of the Blue Mountains Retirement Village for six years, is a trustee with the Blue Mountains Health Trust, is a Justice of the Peace and has a tertiary qualification in Health Administration.

   

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