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OUR BOARD

Sue Park – BA, Ass. Dip. Social Work, GAICD – Chair

Sue has had a number of senior leadership roles over the last 25 years. At the National level she has been President of Family Services Australia, a member of the National Reference Committee of UnitingCare Australia, and Chair of the UnitingCare Australia Child Youth and Family Advisory Committee. Her contributions at the State level include being a member of the Boards of SACOSS and Community Benefit SA. Sue also recently Chaired the Board of Access 2 Place Housing. Sue joined the UCSA Board after retiring from the position of CEO of UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide (now Uniting Communities) and was appointed to the role of Chair of the Board in 2016.

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Anthea Pavy – B. Soc Work, Ass. Dip. Social Work, GAICD – Chief Executive and Director

Anthea Pavy was appointed to the position of CEO in March 2003 and has 25 years’ experience. Anthea has served on the South Australian Council of Social Services Policy Council, the UCA National Youth and Family Advisory Council, the Child and Families Welfare Association of South Australia and the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children Partnership Group. Anthea has had board experience including chairing the Crystal Brook Hospital Board and the Mid North Regional Health Finance Committee as well as being a member of the Mid North Regional Health Board.

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Peter Hollister – GAICD, B.Sc. (Hons I) Maths, MBA – Deputy Chair

Peter is passionate about applying strategic thinking to organisational planning and behaviour, to ensure effective use of resources and achievement of goals to benefit the community. This passion has been a fundamental element of his 17 years of executive level experience in State Government. He has recently concluded a 5 year role as Board Chair of a not-for-profit organisation. Peter’s qualifications include a B.Sc. (Hons I) Maths, an MBA, a Graduate of the AICD, a Graduate of the Governor’s Leadership Foundation (GLF2011) and a Cert II in Lay Preaching.

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Lynne Walden – MBA, B Business, CPA – Chair of Audit Risk and Compliance Committee

Lynne Walden is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) with extensive senior management experience in Local and State Government, covering finance, corporate and community services areas and also community engagement. Lynne has assisted several community boards and committees to improve their Governance and Financial Management and is currently chair of our Audit Risk Compliance Committee.

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Jo Curkpatrick – ABC GAICD – Secretary

Jo is a highly skilled communications practitioner, with more than 25 years of experience providing marketing, communications and engagement advice and services. She is an internationally accredited business communicator – a designation earned from the International Association of Business Communicators. She is an experienced board director having served on the Grampians Medicare Local and Lake Mountain Alpine Resort Management Board. She is passionate about the value of good communication and engagement to an organisation, especially those in rural, remote and regional Australia.

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Bill Othams – LL B – Director

Bill Othams has had considerable experience in many different areas of law. He was admitted as a Legal Practitioner in South Australia in 1975, initially working as a staff solicitor for a Port Augusta law firm before moving to Port Pirie in 1977. Since then Bill has carried on practice as a lawyer in the Port Pirie area.

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Rev. Ted White – B Theology – Director

Reverend Ted White is a retired Minister of the Uniting Church and prior to that the Methodist Church. Ted has served on a number of Synod and Presbytery committees including Pastoral Relations, Placements and Property, Chairperson for a Presbytery in Tasmania and held Chairperson and Secretary positions for a Presbytery in South Australia. Currently Ted provides the Chaplaincy role within the Jamestown aged care facility, and continues to lead worship when requested in various congregations. Ted is currently a member of the Synod Selection Panel. He is a driver for the Jamestown Shopping bus and for Northern Transport Passenger Network.

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Chez Curnow – Board Member

Chez is currently the Manager of Mental Health and Alcohol and other Drugs at Country SA PHN, and is responsible for the commissioning, service design and contract management of these services for 98% of the state’s geographical area.

Chez was recently appointed to the South Australian Premiers Council on Suicide Prevention and is leading one of the 12 National Suicide Prevention Trials. Chez is a LifeinMind Champion, advising on the National Communications Charter – Mental Health and Suicide Prevention and a member of the National PHN Lived Experience Engagement Network. She is a parliamentary representative on a Health Advisory Council within SA health and has previously worked across the sector in primary and acute settings in both prevention and postvention services.

Chez is a passionate advocate for equity in access for regional, rural and remote communities and ensuring those services have a sound evidence base and follow best practise guidelines.

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Fiona Duffield – Board Member

Fiona Duffield has blended careers in Distance Education and Residential Real Estate with a strong commitment to those among us in need of compassion and practical support. Fiona is a long term member of St Vincent de Paul, having previously been a volunteer and Management Committee member at the Vincentian Centre for Homeless Men. She currently volunteers with Fred’s Van in Port Pirie. Fiona is passionate in advocating for families in remote and rural locations to ensure equity of services and quality support for all.

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