caring for your community

Board & Management

BOARD

PRESIDENT

HELEN QUARRELL  B. Ed. (UOW), Dip. Phys. Ed. (UNIMELB), Grad. Dip. Leisure Mgmt. (UTS)

Helen has had extensive experience in management of not-for-profit organisations in Sydney, including 3 years at the YWCA (Manager of the Residential Facility), 15 years at the YMCA (various roles in recreation service and delivery), and 4 years as CEO of Eurella Community Services (for people with disabilities).  She then became an External Auditor of organisations for people with disabilities.  In 2011, Helen moved to Bowral where, in addition to her continuing role as External Auditor, she volunteered to join the board of Community Transport and 3 years later the board of WADCC, of which she is now President.  Helen has also recently qualified to audit organisations providing NDIS services.

VICE PRESIDENT & CHAIR OF BUILDING COMMITTEE

CATHERINE CONSTABLE  OAM,  M. Stud. Ed. (UOW)

Catherine has a school education background, specialising in Special Education from which she retired to care for her husband when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease.  She also held the position of Layperson on the Human Research Ethics Committee of the South West Sydney Health Service for 11 years.  From 2003 to 2008 Catherine worked with the Wingecarribee Community Services Centre (WCSC) as Secretary, liaising with the Wingecarribee Adult Day Care Centres (WADCC), Meals on Wheels and Senior Citizens regarding the construction of the Moss Vale Queen Street Centre.  At the completion of the project, she moved to the management committee and remains on these three boards/committees today.  Catherine is currently Vice President of WADCC and Chair of the Building Committee, focusing on the upgrade and expansion of WADCC’s Bowral Carribee Centre, due to be completed in 2019.

SECRETARY

RAY NOLAN  B. Sc. (UNE)

Ray was initially employed by Broken Hill Pty Ltd in mines in the Illawarra, Newcastle and Hunter Valley areas.  He was also involved in exploration in Western Australia.  He relocated to the Wingecarribee Shire in 1974 and, until his retirement in 2007, was a consultant geologist, initially for Robertson Research Australia (a local branch of a world-wide consulting and mineral investigation group), then as head of his own consultancy.  After retirement, Ray played an active role in the community services sector when he became a part-time volunteer for Community Transport.  He was appointed to the Board of WADCC in 2015 and has held the position of Secretary since that year’s Annual General Meeting.

TREASURER

STEVEN KAY

Steven is a retired chartered accountant.  He was the Treasurer for Southern Highlands Can Assist from 2012 to 2017.  Steven has been on the board of WADCC since April 2016.

BOARD MEMBER & CHAIR OF FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE

ROBERT CONSTABLE

Robert, who has been on the board of WADCC since 2015, has had an extensive business career in Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia, Hong Kong and China.  Since moving to the Southern Highlands in 2001, he has been involved in many community organisations including U3A (President), Bowral Probus (President), and Bowral Golf Club (Vice President).  He is also a legatee with the Southern Highlands Branch of Sydney Legacy.  Robert has previous experience and involvement in charities in both England and Australia.  He is Chairman of the Fundraising Committee for WADCC’s Carribee Centre Extension Appeal.

BOARD MEMBER 

SANDRA BOLAND

Sandra worked in administrative roles with BHP and The Shell Oil Company before moving into the travel industry, working as a travel consultant with Ansett Airlines.  After moving to Bowral, she worked at Bong Bong Travel for 10 years.  When the business was sold, Sandra opened her own travel agency, Boland Travel, servicing both business and private clients.  Boland Travel was in business for 21 years and Sandra regards herself as having been very fortunate in the amount of travel she has been able to experience over the past 40 years.  Sandra has been on the board of WADCC since 2015 and is on the Fundraising Committee as well as the Queen St Centre (Moss Vale) Committee.

BOARD MEMBER 

PAMELA JOHNSTONE  BA (USYD)  Grad. Dip. Lib. (UNSW)

Pamela has been a research consultant for over 35 years.  As a principal of Enterprise Information Management, she has provided assistance and training in information management and research to individuals, business enterprises, government and not-for-profit organisations. As several of her family members have suffered from various forms of dementia, Pamela has a practical understanding of the difficulties faced by the aged and their carers and of the importance that organisations such as WADCC have in making the lives of this group of people easier. Appointed to the Board in 2018, Pamela endeavours to assist the board in their governance role by combining this understanding with her organisational and research skills.  She is also on the Fundraising Committee.

 

MANAGEMENT

EXECUTIVE OFFICER

HELEN DENNING

Helen has lived with her family in the Southern Highlands for over 30 years and has worked for the community sector in both public sector and not-for-profit (NFP) organisations for more than 21 years.   She has worked at Wingecarribee Adult Day Centres (WADCC) for over 9 years.  During this time, the organisation has grown exponentially and today provides approximately 200 client service occasions per week.  Helen holds an Advanced Diploma in Project Management, a Diploma of Human Resources & Management and has professional accreditation in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).  Helen is a committee member of Southern Highlands Community Transport and the aged care service providers’ representative for the Wingecarribee Shire Seniors Reference Group.

FINANCIAL OFFICER

ELEANOR SAINSBURY B.Com. (UOW)

Eleanor has lived in the Wingecarribee Shire for over 20 years. As the Financial Officer of Wingecarribee Adult Day Centres, she manages all aspects of the organisation’s finances and reports directly to the Treasurer. Eleanor joined WADC in 2006; prior to that she was the Expenditure Accountant for Wingecarribee Shire Council. Eleanor has also worked for numerous small businesses in the local area, including a property developer, wine maker, transport business and several tradesmen. Her Bachelor of Commerce degree included majors in Accountancy & Management.

Wingecarribee Adult Day Centres is a registered business name of Wingecarribee Adult Day Care Centres Incorporated, ABN 25 317 050 477

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