Board of Directors

Felicity Smith

  • Board Chair (from 8 November 2010); Chair of Executive Committee and Acting chair of Finance and Audit committee (from 17/11/2011 until 27/08/2012); Member of both the Strategic Planning as well as the Service Development and Coordination Committees
  • Elected to the Board in 2000
  • Diploma Economics, Diploma Computer File Management
  • Currently President of the Oakleigh and District Historical Society, Member of the Rotary Club of Oakleigh as well as an honorary JP

Felicity has a wide range of experience in many community organisations over a period of 20 years and held executive positions in many of them. She is passionate about creating a better, healthier community environment.

Raff Ciccone

  • Vice Chair (from 28 November 2011); Member of the Executive Committee, Finance and Audit as well as Service Development and Coordination Committees
  • Elected to the Board in 2010
  • Bachelor of Arts and Commerce (Deakin University), Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (University of Melbourne)

Raff has lived in the Monash community for 28 years. He is a member of the Neighbourhood Watch Program and the Oakleigh & District Historical Society. His career includes roles in Federal Government and the financial sector.  Raff strives to enhance decision making processes through his combined involvement with business, government and the local community.

Sin Fong Chan

  • Member of the Finance and Audit Committee
  • Member of the Clinical Governance and Quality Committee
  • Appointed to the Board in 2000, elected in 2001 - 2003, and re-elected in 2012
  • BSc (Information Science), Grad Dip in Bus Admin (Marketing), Adv Dip Estate Agency, Cert IV in Workplace Training and Assessment, Cert IV in Training and Education

Sin Fong Chan has extensive experience in education, computer technology, business administration, marketing and real estate. He volunteers in various capacities in the community, including as a community visitor since 1996 first with Waverley Health Services and later with MonashLink. He has won the Caroline Chisholm Award for his contribution towards community services.

Anne Crawford

Member of:

  • Executive Committee 
  • Clinical Governance and Quality Committee (Chair)
  • Strategic planning committee

BNurs (La Trobe University), Grad Dip Mid (La Trobe University), MPH Health Administration (La Trobe University), AAICD (Current)

Anne has worked as a Registered Nurse and Project Manager in many roles in the health care sector over 20 years. Most recently working in community roles, she has a passion for enhancing health and health management in the community. She is experienced in strategic planning, project development and delivery, audit and evaluation of programs. She comes to the Board with wide ranging experience in negotiating across different government sectors, health care workers and community members to develop and improve health in the community.

 Greg Telley

  • Elected to the Board in 2015
  • Bachelor of Arts (Monash University), Graduate Certificate in Management (Nepean University)
  • Committee member of the Oakleigh Traders Association as well as being a member of Oakleigh Rotary and the South Oakleigh Bowls Club
  • Vice President of CHERPA, a peak body representing white good providers
  • Worked for the Australian Government for 33 years, largely within the welfare sector

Greg was born in Oakleigh and went to St Anthonys in Chadstone, Salesian College and Oakleigh High School. He played football and cricket with local clubs. He has been married for 34 years to a local girl and has 3 adult children, and is the proud owner of a 13 yo poodle. He has a passion for helping people and a particular interest in mental health and its support mechanisms.


Suzi Chen

  • PhD - RMIT University

Suzi is an accomplished senior level professional with over 9 years of experience in executing strategic projects and programs in a highly dynamic and compliance driven environment across public health and emergency management sectors. Suzi is also passionate about supporting communities by serving council led committees in the areas of gender equality and creative arts. Suzi is the 2015 National President of JCI Australia.

Shree Vijayan

  • B Comm (University of Southern Queensland)
  • Member, CPA Australia

Shree is a has been resident of Monash for over 20 years. Shree has gained extensive senior management experience within the healthcare industry, working as the Financial Controller of a state health organisation specialising in compliance, strategy, planning, financial management and reporting. He is currently employed as Director of Corporate Services of the Teaching Dental facility of the University of Melbourne. He has a wealth of knowledge on corporate governance, compliance and reporting with a special interest in developing primary care centres to cater for community needs.

 Philip Mayers

  • Bachelor of Arts, Witwatersrand University
  • Bachelor of Laws, Witwatersrand University
  • Senior Executive Program (London Business School)
  • Certified Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute (CAHRI)

Professional Memberships and Associations

  • Lodge Fraternal 603 (25 year jewel)
  • Board Member, South Port UnitingCare (2013 – current)
  • Director & Governance Council Chairman, Make-A-Wish International (2008 – 2014)
  • Director/Past Chairman, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Australia (2000 – 2012)
  • Director, Deputy Chairman Royal District Nursing Service (1994 – 2009)
  • Past Director, Rotary Club of Melbourne (2010/11)
  • Chairman, Temple Beth Israel (1993 – 1996)
  • Chairman, Victorian Union for Progressive Judaism (2000 – 2004)
  • Honorary Life Governor, Jewish Care
  • Community Recognition Award, 2007 – presented by Premier Brumby, nominated by
  • Jewish Community Council Victoria
  • Past President, Temple David Johannesburg (& Honorary Life Member) (1983 – 1987)
  • Council of Christians and Jews
  • Victorian Women’s Trust
  • YWCA Victoria (Member by invitation)

Philip Mayers is a Director of Dakin Mayers & Associates Pty Ltd. His specialist areas cover the community and not-for-profit sectors, which includes Aged Care, Disability, Community, Education and Professional Associations. He has searched and recruited well over 600 successful Chief Executives and senior managers. Philip has lectured in Human Resources at Victoria University, been a member of the Advisory Panel on Disability Studies at Deakin University, and has been an occasional speaker on the (Williamson) Leadership Victoria Development Program.

Commencing his early career as a Solicitor, he joined a major industrial client as Director of Legal Affairs and, with appropriate training at London Business School, was later given responsibility for Group Human Resources. After fourteen years with the company, he joined an international consulting group and was later invited to take up the position of CEO of Jewish Care, which gave him personal insight into the challenges of running a major community organisation in the human services environment. When living in South Africa, while President of a community organisation, he helped establish the Mitzvah Matriculation School for disadvantaged African children that has gone on to achieve international awards.

Over the past 25 years Philip has built up a strong reputation in the not-for-profit sector across Australia, which has maximised his experience as both a CEO and seasoned Board Member. He is a regular writer and public speaker on issues relating to the management of non-profits.




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