Our Board

Chair

Remberto Rivera

Remberto is the Chief Financial Officer at ACSO Australia. He has more than 25 years’ experience working in the banking and not-for-profit sectors including The Salvation Army, Connections UnitingCare and Bairnsdale Regional Health Service. Remberto has a Bachelor in Economics (Honours), Graduate Diploma in Business (Accounting), Graduate Diploma in Aged Care Management and a Master of Business Administration from Deakin University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant. Remberto has a special interest in not-for-profit governance and previously served on the Boards of Neami National and the Children’s Protection Society.

Remberto is a member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Sub-Committee.

Deputy Chair

Shaymaa Elkadi

Shaymaa has a PhD in Neuropsychology. Over her professional career, Shaymaa’s passions have taken her to work in the design and transformation of complex service delivery areas, including community mental health, forensic mental health, and the health workforce.

Her professional expertise includes Executive Board, founder, and senior leadership roles supporting organisations to develop and implement strategies with a focus on diversity, inclusion, and sustainability.

During her time in community mental health, Shaymaa led work around translating best practice guidelines for mental health treatment into practice. During her time in justice, she presided over a significant reform program in the rehabilitation and reintegration of people within the justice system.

Shaymaa also led the development of Forensicare’s 2021-26 Strategic Plan, Model of Care, and Co-design Framework. She describes her proudest achievement thus far as her contribution to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health Services. Her submission and round table contributions humbly found their way into the Report’s recommendations.

Treasurer

Shane Lucas

Shane is Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Responsible Gambling foundation, having commenced in the role in March 2019.

Shane has held executive positions in the non-government, government and private sectors. He has performed a variety of senior roles in the Victorian Government focused on affordable housing, transport metropolitan planning, industry and trade (2000-2010). Prior to returning to the Victorian Government in 2019, Shane was Global Head of Sustainable Development with ANZ Banking Group (2010-2012); CEO of Early Learning Association Australia [ELAA] (2013-2017); and a Member of the Commonwealth Administrative Appeals Tribunal (2017-2019).

Shane is also experienced in governance, serving as a member of the Advisory Board of Deakin University’s Master of Public Policy Program (2011-2016); Vice-President of ELAA (2011-2013) and a member of the Finance and Executive sub-committees; and joining the Board of the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture (Foundation House) in 2020.

Shane has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from Monash University and a Diploma in Migration Law from Victoria University. He is a graduate of the Victorian Leadership Development Centre and a Williamson Fellow of Leadership Victoria (2007).

Secretary

Travers McLeod

Travers is CEO of the Centre for Policy Development, an independent Australian policy institute. He has worked as an adviser for the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford, and has taught law and international relations in Australia and the UK. Travers was an associate to Justice Michael Kirby in the High Court of Australia. He remains an Associate of the Oxford Martin School and is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Melbourne’s School of Social and Political Sciences and the University of Western Australia’s Faculty of Law.

Board Members

Theodora Elia-Adams

Theodora is a former partner with global professional services firm Ernst & Young. Theodora has a Bachelor of Commerce and Masters of Taxation from the University of Melbourne. She is also a Chartered Accountant and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Complementing an extensive professional services career, Theodora is, and understands what it means to live in Australia as, a refugee from a war-torn country.

Theodora is a member of the Strategic Planning and Governance Sub-Committee.

James Flintoft

James has wide ranging board and executive background. He brings regional community development; social employment; government policy and service delivery (State and Federal); strategy; and finance experience.

His current and former roles include Board Member Social Traders; Board Member Foundation for Regional and Rural Renewal; former CEO Regional Development Victoria; former First Assistant Secretary Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet; ANZ Bank; and McKinsey & Company.

Kirsten Pilatti

Kirsten is CEO of Breast Cancer Network Australia, she has expertise in management, marketing and communications having also held senior roles at Cancer Council Victoria and working with some of Australia’s leading organisations and companies. Kirsten is passionate about delivering quality services and is has made a significant contribution to the Not-For-profit sectors through paid and voluntary work.

Chantelle Radwan

Chantelle Radwan is an Associate lawyer at Andrews & Holms Lawyers advising clients in areas such as corporate governance, commercial contracting and risk management.

Chantelle holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Melbourne and Bachelor of Psychology from Monash University. Prior to practising as a commercial lawyer, Chantelle worked in several mental health services, including as a school counsellor. Chantelle brings to the Board a wealth of experience from both the private and not for profit sector.

Chantelle is a member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Sub-Committee.

Dick Sloman

Dick is a general practitioner and a specialist in the area of Aboriginal health. Dick is a long-time member and supporter of Foundation House.

Dick is also a member of the Institutional Ethics Committee.

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