Our Board & Governance
President & Member of the Finance Committee
Patrick has been a board member since 2014, he has taken on the role of President in November 2018. He is a self employed mortgage broker with over 35 years experience in finance and banking, along with his wife Jackie they have been operating a transport service for war veterans and war widows as a contractor to the Department of Veterans Affairs for the past 11 years. Patrick is working with the other board members to ensure that services offered to clients are reasonable in price, relevant to each persons needs, and tailored to provide respite and social support to the person’s wider family.
Meghal is passionate about helping small organisations prosper and has helped many small organisations grow through his consulting firm Maidus. He joined BCD as CEO from December 2017 and then joined the Board in September 2018. He is committed to serving the people who serve the community. Meghal currently works as a senior manager with Commonwealth Bank of Australia and has also worked at Pricewaterhouse Coopers. He is a Chartered Accountant and has a Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Finance from the University of Auckland.
Secretary, Public Officer & Member of the Governance & Risk Committee
Jackie has been a member of the BCD Board since 2014, Jackie held the position of Vice President from 2014 - 2017 and currently holds the positions of Public Officer and Secretary. Serving to assist BCD in their endeavours to deliver much valued quality care services to the community. She has seen the organisation evolve over the past few years and Jackie enjoys seeing BCD strive for excellence in their field and volunteers her time to assist BCD fulfill their vision. Jackie works along with her husband, Patrick Clark, as a contractor to the Department of Veterans Affairs in transporting war veterans and widows to and from medical appointments. Prior to this Jackie worked in the finance industry, and also ran a family operated pre-school in the Macarthur district.
Treasurer & Chair of the Finance Committee
Paul has over 20 years senior management experience with global companies including Dow Jones, Vodafone and Noble Systems, during which time he developed a passion for innovation and customer experience and has since founded calltime where he is the CEO. calltime’s mission is to help small-to-mid-sized companies maximise their telecommunications through cloud-based solutions without the headache of dealing with the large telco’s. Paul maintains an active interest in all things IT, with a particular interest in transformation & disruption and continues to look for way’s technology can enhance the way we live Paul works extensively with other NFPs so understands the industry and where BCD improve its services to customers and community.
Board Member & Chair of the Clinical Governance Committee
Jeramy Nusco has been working as a Behaviour Practitioner for over7 years. First working in a large not-for-profit where he conducted training in positive behaviour support and restricted practices, whilst also facilitating their restricted practices panel. During this time Jeramy was also teaching disability, mental health and community services at 5 tertiary institutions. Today, Jeramy is working as a practitioner, counsellor and teacher and is currently completing further tertiary qualifications. Jeramy has had the opportunity to present at various conferences relating to restricted practices, contributed to the 2015 Senate Enquiry into Institutionalised Abuse, has delivered training to over 3000 people and ran a range of programs including the 2016 Grief and Loss Symposium & 2017 Restricted Practices Symposium.
Board Member & member of Governance & Risk Committee
Shane joined the BCD Board in October 2018. She is a highly accomplished People and Culture executive with proven expertise in organisational cultural development, human resources strategy, communication, mediation, leadership development and strategic talent acquisition and development management. Shane has a wealth of experience leading and coaching teams of people and culture professionals across a broad range of industry sectors such as infrastructure, mining, banking and finance with organisations that vary in size from sole operators to ASX listed companies with exposure and operations locally, internationally and globally. Shane has contributed greatly to BCD already as part of the Risk & Governance Committee.
Kylie commenced at BCD in May 2020 and has extensive marketing, strategic management and fundraising experience gained across both corporate and not for profit sectors. Kylie is committed to supporting BCD in designing and driving ongoing and sustainable growth whilst ensuring BCD customers receive quality care to live the life they deserve.
Board Member & Chair of Governance & Risk Commitee
Robert is a senior level executive with an extensive track record of successful strategic and tactical leadership within the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. He is a practicing Lawyer and previously held positions including Chief Risk Officer or Chief Audit Executive for multinational organisations and was recently an Executive Director of Governance for the NSW State Government. Robert has had two papers published in international journals, presented at or Chaired over fifty conferences, featured in the Australian business magazine “Boss”, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Marker of exam papers for the Institute of Internal Auditor’s Diploma In Internal Auditing. Robert remains active in governance as the Chief Executive Officer of Paratus Governance and Legal.
Heather commenced at CEO in August 2019. Bringing experience from executive leadership roles in the Human Services sector and consulting roles in People, Technology, Change and customer service environments. Heather is committed to designing and driving an ongoing and sustainable growth strategy for BCD. She passionate in ensuring BCD customers receive quality services to live the life they want.
Board Member and Member of the Clinical Governance Committee
Board Member & Member of the Clinical Governance and Financce Committees
Assisting and providing services to support people who are disadvantaged, in need, or are vulnerable
Providing continued care and support for people with disabilities and their carers, helping them meet their individual needs and reach their full potential
Providing services to conduct and manage health and community services or facilities in support of elderly people and their carers
Collaborating and cooperating with other organisation and services in health, aged and community care sectors.
We recognise and appreciate the diverse skills and values our employees bring to services we deliver.
We promote and uphold compassion, collaboration and continuous quality improvement in our professional and innovative provision of wellness-based services.
We ensure a safe, suitable working arrangement for our employees and value and respect diversity within the communities and acknowledge the physical, social and emotional environment of these communities and the rights of the individuals.
We are sensitive to the needs of those from cultural and linguistically diverse communities, and special needs.