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our board

Megan Broome | Chairperson BA, BArch, MPlan&Env, RAIA, AICD

Megan Broome is a managing director with over 25 years of consulting experience in strategic planning, urban planning, property development and capital works management. She has over 20 years of experience as a non-executive director in the profit-for-purpose and charity sectors and is a member of a number of government advisory boards. Her interests include governance, designing urban environments that enable dignified access for all and creating flexible public spaces. She has been a member of the Brite Board’s Constitution Reform Committee, Chair of the Development Committee and Deputy Chair of the Board. Megan joined the Brite Board in 2013.

Michael Wilson | Treasurer FCPA

Michael Wilson is the sole Director of Wilson Business Services, an accounting practice which he founded almost 30 years ago. Wilson Business Services specialises in accounting and consulting support for a number of for-purpose organisations. Michael is Director, Treasurer, and Chair of the Brite Board’s Finance Audit & Risk Committee. He joined the Brite Board in 2020.

Shelley Karpathakis | Deputy Chair Senior B.Couns

Shelley Karpathakis is the Youth Reconciliation Practitioner at Hope Street Youth and  Family Services, providing counselling to young people and families who are experiencing  homelessness. She is a former coordinator of the Young Carers Program at Carers Victoria,  where she worked with young people in a caring role. Shelley is a clinical counsellor,  completing her qualifications at the Australian College of Applied Psychology. In 2014, she  joined the Committee of Management at Plenty Valley FM community radio station and  held the position of Vice President in 2015 Shelley joined the Brite Board in 2018.

Sasha Gillies-Lekakis | Deputy Chair Junior

Sasha Gillies-Lekakis is currently undertaking the final year of an undergraduate degree  at The University of Melbourne, with a view to pursue further studies in education. He  has significant experience in administration and client relations through his work at  independent Spanish language school El Pati’ and has undertaken regular volunteer work  for several organisations including community radio station 3CR. Sasha joined the Brite  Board in 2020.

John Carter | Secretary

John Carter is CEO of AAA SDA. He is a highly regarded disability housing specialist  with a strong track record of success in the planning and development of  accommodation facilities for people living with disability. Previously he was Director  of SDA Stakeholder and Sector Engagement at the National Disability Insurance  Agency. He has held senior roles with a community housing association, a large  non-government organisation in the disability sector and an international facilities  management company. A registered builder, he has also owned and operated a  registered disability housing provider. John joined the Brite Board in 2018.

Terri McNaughton

Terri McNaughton is a resident of Broadmeadows. She is a long-time advocate  for social justice and for the establishment and maintenance of community  support structures. Terri has served as a volunteer on many local organisations  and in particular has been an active member and secretary of Vic PACE –  Victorian People Against Child Exploitation – for many years. Terri joined the  Brite Board in 2012.

Phillip Perroni

Phillip Perroni is a retired public servant, having worked for 37 years in a major  Australian Government department in the Broadmeadows area. He is President of  the Meadow Heights Education Centre Board, where he has been a Board member  for 25 years, and President of the Meadow Heights Primary School Council. Phillip has  served on a number of committees and boards, including Pascoe Vale Girls College  School Council (parent rep and President) and the Federation of Sicilians in Australia  (Secretary). He received a Hume City Council citizen of the month award in 2011.  Phillip joined the Brite Board in 2016.

Jennie Pinnell

Jennie Pinnell is a parent of a supported employee and has had a close association  with the Brite community since 1998. She has been involved in Brite’s fundraising for  the past 20 years and previously served as a Brite Director from 2000 to 2003. Jennie  is an advocate for people with a disability, focused on providing a voice and  promoting choices for how they work. Jennie retired from full time employment after  25 years in hospitality business management and continues to do bookkeeping and  associated statuary reporting for several small businesses. Jennie joined the current  Brite Board in 2019.

Cindy Shelley

Cindy Shelley has a background in industrial relations and has worked in warehousing  for more than 20 years. She holds a current work health safety permit, which allows  her to investigate health and safety breaches in the workplace and holds a  right-of-entry permit, which allows her to visit workplaces associated with the mail  industry. She is currently Chairperson of the Fundraising Committee. Cindy joined the  Brite Board in 2013.

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