Our people and board

Led by a dynamic board, the team at Volunteering WA is driving the advancement of volunteering through their innovative programs and projects.

Our dedicated staff and volunteers are committed to our values, mission and in supporting each other and our members to achieve the greatest outcomes for the volunteer sector.

Our people have a huge range of knowledge, experience, skills and qualities. As we attract funding for more programs, our staff and volunteer base is growing and developing rapidly.

Tina Williams

Chief Executive Officer

Joining Volunteering WA in April 2016, CEO Tina Williams brings her management and leadership experience in the not for profit sector, in both health and community organisations. Tina’s skills and experience include Marketing & PR, Community Relations, Stakeholder Engagement and Business Development.

Her favorite pastime is teaching her two crazy Jack Russell's new tricks.

Tina

Jen Wyness

Senior Manager, Services

As Senior Manager Services, Jen oversees the services team, which includes the areas of membership, research, IT, training and development. She liaises with key stakeholders at a local, state and national level with a particular focus on Volunteering WA's core service delivery.

Jen's Scottish accent throws people so she now also answers to the names Jan, Jane and Janet!

Jen

Traci Gamblin

Senior Manager, Development

Traci Gamblin is Senior Manager Development with Volunteering WA where she manages its corporate volunteering, federal government programs and other partnerships. She works closely with the corporate, government and tertiary education sectors to further develop their volunteering infrastructure. Traci established Australia's first Corporate Volunteer Council with business leaders in Western Australia.

When she’s not working, she spends her time being overrun by her children’s busy schedules!

Traci

Gilda Davies

Manager, Training & Development

Gilda develops and delivers our training packages, produces our annual training calendar and researches all the best training available to ensure we deliver high quality workshops.

Gilda has a passion for the environment and enjoys riding to work on her bike.

Gilda


Lucia Britto

Finance & Project Support Officer

Lucia works in our finance office handling a range of different tasks. From time to time she also helps out with corporate volunteering days and other VWA events.

Lucia shares an office with Peter Hopps and does a great job at keeping him in line!

Lucia

Tara Doyle

Manager, Corporate Engagement

Tara oversees our dedicated Corporate Engagement Team offering support to corporates and meeting their needs around team based and skills based volunteering.

In her free time Tara enjoys spending quality time with her husband, catching up with friends and spoiling her fur-baby Rolo.

Tara

Angelina Fernandez

Coordinator of Corporate Events

Angelina works on the corporate team volunteering program, a big part of her role involves liaising with Volunteering WA member organisations to find out what their needs are and determine how a corporate team can help. Through her role Angelina has picked up a variety of hands on skills, such as painting, paving, gardening, bike maintenance and building animal enclosures!

Angelina spends a lot of her spare time playing Street Roller Hockey and trying her best to avoid injuries!

Angelina

Laura Koh

Special Projects Coordinator

Laura has just come back from maternity leave and has taken on a new role as Special Projects Coordinator focusing on skills based volunteering.

In her free time Laura enjoys going out to breakfast with her husband and son, traveling, reading, being outdoors, and doing crafts.

Laura

Jane Mason

Coordinator Member Services 

Jane looks after all our members and their information making sure that VIKTOR (our membership and positions database) is always up to date. She is usually the first point of contact for organisations interested in joining VWA and is always there to welcome them with a smile.

Jane

Robert Solomon

IT Manager

Robert works behind-the-scenes to ensure all electronic systems are operating smoothly and efficiently. He also provides support to community organisations and Volunteer Resource Centres that utilise the VIRA and VIKTOR databases.

Robert is our team office foodie!

Robert

Felicity Smith

Coordinator IT Support

Felicity has a strong customer service background and is the person behind the national GoVolunteer helpdesk and our VIKTOR helpdesk. Most of her time is spent assisting people to use the GoVolunteer website and the National Vounteer Database.

As her role involves a lot of IT work, Felicity has been getting up to speed on 'techie talk' so that she can translate it for her customers!

Felicity

Annie Withrow

Manager, Volunteer Services

Annie provides executive support for the board and senior management team as well as ensuring the office runs smoothly.

She is originally from Alaska so you can find her wrapped around the AC unit on particularly hot days.

Annie

Monika Page

Manager, Marketing and Communications

Monika leads the Marketing and Communications team and brings with her eighteen years of marketing experience in some of Australia's largest corporate companies. She’s also been on the board of not-for-profit organisations such as The Big Issue and Habitat for Humanity.

Monika and her team look after media, communications and marketing and can be contacted at monika@volunteeringwa.org.au.

Monika


Lorena Castelo

Manager, Volunteer Services

Lorena works together with her team to get more people excited about volunteering and giving back to their community. With the very valuable support of volunteers, our community organisations manage to accomplish all the wonderful things they do!

You can often find Lorena's peppermint tea brewing in the kitchen.

Lorena

Keith Almond

Volunteer Hub Coordinator

Keith coordinates the Canning and Stirling Volunteer Hubs and works with people and organisations to find and develop valued volunteering positions.

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Kelly Nunn

Volunteer Hub Coordinator

Kelly coordinates the Pilbara Volunteer Hub and works with people and organisations to find and develop valued volunteering positions.

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Sahara Scaddan

Volunteer Resource Centre Coordinator

Sahara oversees the Joondalup Volunteer Resource Centre, a partnership between Volunteering WA and the City of Joondalup. She works with people and organisations to find and develop valued volunteering positions in the City.

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Tanya Richardson

Volunteer Hub Coordinator

Tanya oversees the Wheatbelt Volunteer Hub where she teaches organisations and other stakeholders best practice around successfully recruiting and retaining the modern day volunteer. Together with her referral officers, she also offers a referral service to community members seeking volunteer roles.

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We are very fortunate to involve a number of talented (and fun!) volunteers in our programs. Each brings something special to their role, and we greatly appreciate their help. THANK YOU!

West Perth
  • Andrea Moss – Reception/database support
  • Glenda Gallacher – Reception/Administration
  • Rosemary Van – Administration
  • Raye Rickard – Policy
  • Rosalea Earnshaw – Reception
  • Tarika Jayachandran - Marketing
  • Vanessa Luong (virtual) Administration Corporate
  • William Vianna - Corporate Engagement Assistant
Joondalup
  • Liz Randell – Referral Officer
  • Margaret Seman – Referral Officer
  • Wendy Middleton – Referral Officer
  • Clem O'Hare – Referral Officer
  • Narelle Harrison – Referral Officer
  • Annette Collins – Referral Officer
  • Tarita Wippl – Referral Officer
Canning
  • Lauren Parkes Community Engagement Officer
Wheatbelt
  • Anita Franklin - Referral Officer
  • Penelope (Penee) Keep – Referral Officer
  • Linda Rooney – Referral Officer
  • Margaret O'Reilly-Small – Referral Officer

Craig Spencer

General Manager Strategy and Planning, Royal Flying Doctor Services Western Operations
Chair Volunteering WA

Craig joined the Volunteering WA Board in 2013 and is currently the Chair. He is a fellow of Leadership WA, a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors since 2006 and a graduate member of the Governance Institute of Australia.

Craig has a long term interest in community service. He is currently the community representative on the Bindoon Primary School Board and has been an emergency services volunteer for over 17 years with both the NSW State Emergency Service and the WA Volunteer Bushfire Service. Craig is also a keen advocate of the important role that traditional and social media can and should play in sharing knowledge and encouraging fact based public debate.

"Volunteering is such an important part of the strong social fabric of our society. The vastness of our nation often means that vital community services are delivered by volunteers.

The economic, social and cultural value of volunteering is very significant. Ensuring that community stakeholders recognise and value all volunteers is a key role of Volunteering WA as the peak body.

I am very proud to be involved in Volunteering WA in its role as of promoting, supporting and encouraging volunteers and volunteering."

Craig


Byron Mavrick

Mavrick Partners Accountants
Treasurer Volunteering WA

Byron was a School Teacher/Boarding Master for ten years and an Accountant for ten years, including five years as auditor to Volunteering WA.  During this period Byron developed an excellent insight into VWA’s core financial business and activities which has served the Board well in his current role as Treasurer.

Byron has a strong commitment to volunteering.  Although his working life has been very time consuming, over the past 20 years he has been able to contribute to various organisations at committee level to support their financial and governance responsibilities and is now supporting the volunteering sector though his commitment to Volunteering WA.

Byron

Belinda Salvoni

Senior Community Development Officer
City of Bayswater - Youth Director
Board Volunteering WA

Belinda was elected in 2017 as the Youth Director of Volunteering WA. As Senior Community Development Officer within the Local Government Sector, Belinda is passionate about community engagement and participation, particularly how volunteering can build self-sustaining groups and networks within communities. 

As a 2017 Emerging Leaders in Governance Graduate, one of her focuses will be ensuring VWA continues to remain agile in the changing face of volunteerism. Belinda has strong experience in strategy and policy development, project management, partnership development and community development. Belinda also has experience in social research, with interest in the social and cultural trends within volunteering. She is looking forward to providing a youth perspective and challenging the status quo as a new Board Member.

Belinda


Dr Megan Paull

Director-Postgraduate Research & Senior Lecturer-Management, School of Business and Governance Murdoch University
Board Volunteering WA

Dr Megan Paull is a senior lecturer at Murdoch University where she teaches in Management, including a unit in Leading and Managing Nonprofit Organisations.  Megan has had a long affiliation with Volunteering WA, having first been involved when undertaking research on managing change in volunteer involving organisations in the 1990s. 

She has been a leader and driver of the Volunteering WA Research Committee since its inception in 2001.  Having completed her research masters and her PhD researching difficult aspects of managing volunteers, Megan prides herself on ensuring that the work undertaken in her research is communicated back to the community and to those who contributed to the research. 

Most recently Megan led a federal government funded project examining university student volunteering -  Volunteering to Learn.

Megan

Tony Friday

CEO, Pilbara Regional Council
Board Volunteering WA

Tony is a past director of Volunteering WA, serving the organisation for many years and across a number of committees, and rejoined the Board in 2016. He is well acquainted with the challenges that face the sector and has a diverse range of interests and experiences. Specific areas of professional expertise include political advocacy, strategic risk and corporate planning.

He currently serves as a local government CEO, and has held a portfolio of corporate directorships spanning international consulting, property investment, business incubation, disability services and contemporary theatre. Tony is also a partner at Brainbox, providing advisory services to take care of compliance, resolve issues and deliver outstanding performance for their clients.

Tony

David Morrison

Chief Executive Officer and Marketing Director of NeonLogic
Deputy Chair Volunteering WA

With over 20 years’ experience in the marketing and advertising field, developing and implementing strategies for clients across a wide range of industries, David will assist Volunteering WA in promoting the cause of volunteering and the benefits it provides to the community and individuals alike. David’s previous involvement with Volunteering WA included sitting as a Director for six years and  being appointed the representative on the national Volunteering Australia Board. He plans to contribute to the Board by focusing on business strategies and operations with a view to creating a sustainable and diversified business model along with promoting volunteering through marketing strategy and partnerships development.

“I am a big believer in the positive impact of volunteering and am currently a Director of Meerilinga Young Children’s Foundation.  I also regularly volunteer with my children’s sporting and school activities.  This follows in the footsteps of my parents who were both heavily involved in the community through fundraising and management of community sporting events.”
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Fadzi Whande

Founder/Director Whande Group
Board Volunteering WA

Fadzi’s background ranges from launching telecommunication networks to addressing gender inequality, racism, discrimination, health disparities, financial literacy, unemployment and social disadvantage across various sectors in Africa, United Kingdom, USA and Australia. Her experience working with and in diverse sectors, allows Fadzi to bring new perspectives to a range of issues. She is well regarded in the Diversity and Inclusion sector both locally and internationally and has been the recipient of various awards and accolades for her volunteer work. In 2018 Fadzi was named a Western Australian of the Year finalist and appointed an Australia Day Ambassador.

“Volunteering holds different meanings for different people but for me it is a way of life. I started volunteering at the age of 16 and have been an active volunteer since then.  I have received far more benefits from volunteering than the services I have offered.”

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Justine Colyer

CEO, RISE
Board Volunteering WA

Justine has held several senior leadership positions across various organisation in the not for profit, government and private sectors. Her skills and experience lie in the areas of community services, strategic planning; risk, project and change management; governance, policy and advocacy; people management; and stakeholder management and engagement. Justine will provide practical and hands on support in helping strengthen the sector through volunteering for grassroots causes to keep grounded in the reality of organisations which function wholly or mainly on the back of volunteer efforts.

“I believe that volunteers will play an increasingly important role in building a successful community, through the additional services that Not-for-Profits can offer via volunteer run programs, the value that volunteers bring to those they work with through social connection and kindness, and the value of volunteers themselves.”

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Volunteering WA proudly acknowledges the support we receive from our funders, partners and sponsors.

Volunteering WA is also supported in partnership by more than 700 member organisations, a team of wonderful volunteers, by individual members and by corporate members.

As a registered charity Volunteering WA accepts donations and sponsorships, and charges fees for services according to the policies set down by the Board of Directors, and within the Principles of Volunteering set out in the Universal Declaration of Volunteering.

  • Department of Communities
  • Department of Social Services
  • Lotterywest
  • Corporate Volunteer Council
  • Adcorp
  • Australian Institute of Management
  • Australian Islamic College
  • Bankwest Foundation
  • Chorus
  • City of Armadale
  • City of Joondalup
  • Community Group
  • City of Perth
  • City of Swan
  • Eduka
  • Ferngrove
  • GCS
  • Guild Volunteering
  • Hancock Creative
  • Hyatt Regency
  • Act-Belong-Commit
  • Office of Multicultural Interest
  • PAV
  • Petroluem Club of Western Australia
  • Pilbara Regional Council
  • Rotary Club of Ballajura Malaga
  • SEEK
  • Shell
  • Silverchain
  • Town of Victoria Park
  • Woodside