Board of Governance and Executive Team

 As an Associated Incorporation in Victoria, SECH Inc. is a community-owned organization, governed by a 10 member Board of local people with a range of backgrounds and experience.

Bill Melbourne, OAM, President, has served on the Board for over 6 years, and has played an integral role in the new Karingal Seymour.

Faye Ure joined the Board in 2008, and is the current Vice-President. Faye previously served as Board President for 3 years, and has been very active in community service locally for many years.

Paula Britton, B.Sc. Paula is one of our longest serving Board members, joining in 2004. Paula’s background is in service quality management, which contributes significantly to Karingal Seymour governance.

Ron Fullerton, retired teacher, joined Board in 2004. An active community volunteer, Ron has made significant contribution to project planning for the new facility.

Leanne Thompson has been a Board Member since 2008. Leanne brings many years of retail management and a personal connection with Karingal Seymour to the Board.

Pat Bath, B.Ec. LL.B. Dip Tax Law, joined the Board in 2010. Pat’s commercial experience provides invaluable support to the Board on financial and risk management.

Janice McCarthy joined the Board in 2012. A retired Army Officer (Nurse) Janice currently works on voluntary basis with Legacy Returned and Service Nurses Club and is a Committee member of Light Horse Memorial Park.

Philip Smith  joined the Board in 2015. Philip has extensive operational Residential Aged Care experience, as well as providing the Board with financial and risk management support.

Angela Wallis  joined the Board in 2016. Angela has been a long term employee with Mitchell Shire in the areas of Maternal Health.

Dr Reshan Godwin joined the Board in 2018. Dr Godwin is a local General Practitioner who has strong ties with Karingal Seymour.




Executive Team

Elizabeth Whitford, R.N Div. 1, Grad. Dip. Midwifery, B.H.Sc. (Nursing), MH.A., Chief Executive Officer, Director of Nursing


Larissa Deeble, Corporate Services Manager. Business and residential financial services for Karingal Seymour.


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