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Greystanes Foundation

The Greystanes Foundation is a trust with the principal purpose of assisting and supporting the strategic goals of Greystanes Disability Services.

The Greystanes Foundation fundraises and invests funds in support of Greystanes Disability Services.

Message from Greystanes Foundation Chairperson, Pauline Neall

Pauline Neall

On behalf of the Directors of the Greystanes Foundation, I wish to thank our generous supporters who have demonstrated their commitment by their donations of funds and time and by attending and participating in fundraising events for Greystanes Disability Services. In 2013, for example, we had a 100% increase in proceeds from the annual Greystanes Golf Day and the community is coming forward to hold fundraising activities for the benefit of Greystanes Disability Services. This forthcoming and positive response to the Greystanes Foundation’s aim to support Greystanes Disability Services has been humbling and reflects our region’s spirit and the true commitment we share in facilitating social inclusion, equal opportunity and meaningful engagement for people with disability.

Greystanes Disability Services has a long and well-regarded history in the Blue Mountains and remains one of our region’s most significant local charities since its establishment as Greystanes Children’s Home in 1958. I am proud to chair the Greystanes Foundation, a trust with the principal purpose of assisting and supporting the strategic goals of Greystanes Disability Services.

The Greystanes Foundation was formed in April 2012 and is headed by a talented and committed Board of Directors. The Greystanes Foundation fundraises and invests for the benefit of Greystanes Disability Services. At the end of our first financial year, the Greystanes Foundation has more than $100,000 in trust and we are confident that core funding will increase in future as we also allocate targeted funds for the benefit of people with disabilities and their families supported by Greystanes.

I would like to thank my fellow Directors, the dedicated and energetic team at Greystanes, families, the people Greystanes supports and our local community, who have so enthusiastically gotten behind our endeavour to strengthen Greystanes Disability Services’ capacity to provide high quality, flexible services to people with disabilities well into the future.

Greystanes Foundation Board of Directors

Pauline Neall

Chairperson

Pauline has been a Director with the Greystanes Foundation since its inception in April 2012. For many years, Pauline worked for the Blue Mountains City Council and, later in her career, as Office Manager for a Federal Member of Parliament. She 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. Pauline is also a member of the Lawson Chamber of Commerce.

Alexis Viles

Vice Chair

Alexis was appointed as a Director of the Greystanes Foundation Board in June 2013. 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.

John Curry

Treasurer

John has been a Director with the Greystanes Foundation since its inception in April 2012. John has worked in both the public service and family business, including a stint as a Federal Ministerial Advisor. John has lived in Katoomba since 1979, commuting daily to Sydney for work for many years. In 2006 John qualified as a Conveyancer with Macquarie University and in partnership with his wife now owns and runs a conveyancing business in Katoomba.

Trevor Barman

Director

Trevor has been a Director with the Greystanes Foundation since its inception in April 2012. Trevor commenced at Blue Mountains Grammar School (BMGS) in 2002 as Deputy Head – Teaching & Learning and was appointed Headmaster in June 2009. Prior to joining BMGS, Trevor was Director of Studies at Barker College. Trevor commenced his teaching career at Shore in 1984, in the Science Department, specialising in Chemistry and Geology. Prior to entering the teaching profession, Trevor spent several years as a project geologist working in coal, oil and mineral exploration programmes for various mining houses and consulting agencies including BHP, Rio Tinto, Austen and Butta, and McElroy, Bryan and Associates.

Roza Sage MP

Director

Roza has been a Director with the Greystanes Foundation since its inception in April 2012. Roza is a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, representing the Blue Mountains for the Liberal Party of Australia since 2011. After completing her undergraduate studies in Dentistry at the University of Queensland, Roza joined the Royal Australian Air Force in 1979 and was initially posted to RAAF Richmond, then later transferred to RAAF Glenbrook in the lower Blue Mountains in 1982. Roza left the armed forces in 1986 to start a family and later commenced working in a private dental practice, before starting her own practice in 1988. At the 2011 state election, Roza was elected with a swing of 10.6 per cent, winning the seat of Blue Mountains with 54.7 per cent of the vote on a two party preferred basis.

Dr Nick Tziavaras

Director

Dr Tziavaras (FRACGP MBBS) has been a Director with the Greystanes Foundation since its inception in April 2012. Dr Tziavaras has had over twelve years’ experience in general practice and has an interest in all aspects of health care, health promotion and children’s health with particular interest in cardiovascular disease and disease prevention.

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