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Ellen Matusko
Chief Executive Officer (Interim)
Appointed as interim CEO in 2022.
Ellen Matusko
Ellen is a senior health services professional with extensive clinical leadership and management experience. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Social Work and a Graduate Diploma in Health Administration. Ellen has led many programs and large teams and is a proven leader of change. Ellen’s senior roles have focused on implementing and developing strategic and operational plans to meet organisational objectives and increase revenue. She has a record of successfully building teams and partnerships and achieving excellent service outcomes. Ellen has worked in Australia and the UK in a variety of not-for-profit organisations including Austin Health and the Department of Veterans Affairs and has extensive experience in working with the Government sector. Ellen previously held the role of CEO of Safe Futures Foundation (now Refuge Victoria) from 2017-2019).
Emily Ryder

Emily Ryder

Chair

Director since 2019.
Appointed Chair July 2021.
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Raymond Burnett

Raymond Burnett

Deputy Chair

Director since 2018.
Appointed Deputy Chair July 2021.
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Kerrie McMahon

Kerrie McMahon

Treasurer

Director since 2018.
Appointed Treasurer 2021.
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Professor Karen Smith

Professor Karen Smith

Secretary

Director since 2020.
Appointed Secretary 2021.
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Bernadette Dobeli

Bernadette Dobeli

Board Director

Bernadette joined the wider collective of Brenda House in 1990.
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Kerryn McLean

Kerryn McLean

Board Director

Director since 2020.
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Bridget Thakrar

Bridget Thakrar

Board Director

Director since 2021.
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Lino Sinni

Lino Sinni

Board Director

Director since 2021.
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Mannie Kaur Verma

Mannie Kaur Verma

Board Director

Director since 2022.
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