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Supporting Peoples Abilities

GDS 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.

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.

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.

Tania Pearce

     Director

Tania has actively supported Greystanes Disability Services since 2009 and was appointed a director on the Greystanes Disability Services Board in 2014. She is one of the owners of Da-Mell Air Conditioning & Heating Pty Ltd, servicing the communities of Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains for over twenty five years. She is pleased to have assisted scores of young apprentices to achieve trade qualifications. Tania is an active member of the Penrith Valley Chamber of Commerce as well as the Housing Industry Association. Tania has worked extensively in faith based charity organisations in the Emu Plains area, with a particular focus on mentoring young adults and providing compassionate service to persons in need. Tania is a happily married mother of four children.

Robert Tinsey

Director

Robert Tinsey joined the Greystanes Board in June 2012. He has been a solicitor for over 33 years practising as a sole practitioner in Katoomba since 2002. He has degrees in Economics (major in accounting) and Law and is an Associate member of the Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia. 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 over the years.

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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