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Meet Our Board

Windana’s work is overseen by a committed Board whose members provide strong governance and strategic guidance to Windana. Board meetings are held bi-monthly with an annual general meeting scheduled in November of each year.

Jenny Gillam

Director and Board Chair

Title: Director and Board Chair Qualifications: Diploma of...

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Stelvio Vido

Director and Deputy Board Chair

Title: Director and Deputy Board Chair Qualifications:...

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Cameron Bird

Director

Title: Director Qualifications: Bachelor of Commerce,...

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Anthony Boffa

Director

Title: Director and Public Officer Qualifications: Master...

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Deborah Dobbie

Director

Title: Director Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts, Graduate...

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Minh Nguyen

Director

Title: Director Minh has experience in governance, risk and...

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Jen Riley

Director

Title: Director Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts,...

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Marita Scott

Director

Title: Director Qualifications: Registered Nurse Division...

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Larissa Seymour

Director

Title: Director Larissa has 15 years’ experience as a...

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Executive Team

Andrea McLeod

Chief Executive Officer

Andrea joined Windana as CEO in November 2021. Andrea...

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Mark Briglia

General Manager Finance and IT

Mark is a commercial, financial and strategic leader with...

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Joanne Caruso

General Manager People, Safety and Quality

Joanne Caruso CPHR has led strategic people functions in...

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Adam Miller

General Manager Communication and Partnership

Adam believes in work that supports communities and those...

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Di Nally

General Manager Integration

Di joined Windana in late 2023 following the merger with...

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Mark O’Brien

General Manager Operations

Mark joined Windana in June 2022. Prior to this, Mark held...

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Managers

Lisa Abbott

Executive Manager Social Impact & Growth

As a senior leader and force for positive change, Lisa...

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Jason Chukwukelu

Operations Manager Maryknoll Therapeutic Community

Jason joined Windana in April 2023 with vast experience...

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Erin Crockett

Executive Manager Integrated Services

Erin provides senior leadership across a diverse portfolio...

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Maya Djordjic

Operations Manager Community Services

Maya joined Windana in 2023 with a dual focus on the...

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Geoff Fisher

Manager Finance, Payroll and Procurement

Geoff has over 25 years’ finance and operations...

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Paul Harding

Manager Property and Maintenance

Paul joined Windana in mid-2023 with a background working...

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Shelley Gibb

Operations Manager Barwon Therapeutic Community

Shelley has over 20 years’ experience in AOD service...

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Mark Graham

Operations Manager Drug Withdrawal House

Mark was appointed to the new leadership position of...

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Lucy Leiner

Manager Quality and Safety

Lucy brings years of experience leading large...

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Graham May

Manager ICT

Graham has worked 25 plus years in Information Technology....

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Lea McDonald

Operations Manager Windana Youth Community House

Lea joined Windana in 2015 with specialist expertise in...

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Doug Shaw

Operations Manager Grampians Therapeutic Community

Doug joined Windana in February 2022 and brings a breadth...

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Mel Thomson

Director Clinical Services

Mel leads a management team who deliver TaskForce’s Youth...

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Life Members

Life Membership is an honorary title awarded by the Board in recognition and appreciation of outstanding support for Windana. Life Membership has been conferred on the following people who have made a substantial and special contribution over a period of years and whose efforts have significantly affected the work of Windana:

  • Peter Bucci
  • Murray Gerkens
  • Peter Hay
  • Jenny Johnston
  • Barry Main
  • Des O’Connell
  • Dr John O’Donohue
  • Anne Parsons
  • Jan Pontifex
  • Michael Pontifax
  • Diana Sher
  • Dr John Sherman
  • Rebecca Smith

Peter Bucci Award

The Peter Bucci Award was established by the Board of Windana in 2003 to honour the memory of Peter Bucci.

Peter Bucci Award

Peter founded Windana in 1984 and was the Chief Executive Officer through to his retirement in 2002. He had many wonderful qualities and never lost sight of the human element of his work.

Peter had a boundless capacity to listen, empathise and engage with all those around him. He had a fantastic ability for bringing out the best in people and was able to make people feel really good about themselves. He was a kind, compassionate and non-judgmental man who accepted everyone for who and what they were. His faith in people’s ability to change enabled him to inspire them and help them take charge of their lives. Peter was also a creative and innovative thinker and had a great sense of humour.

These things, along with his commitment to making a difference in the lives of those with whom he worked, are his legacy to Windana and the drug and alcohol field generally.

Peter died in 2003 after a battle with cancer.

The recipient of this Award should be a member of staff or a volunteer (excluding Board members) who possess similar qualities and values to Peter’s. The award is presented by the Chairperson each year.

  • 2023 - Erika Wiseman
  • 2022 - Tamara Eldridge & Lena Kashaeva
  • 2021 - Simon Bailey
  • 2020 - Richard Price & Maree Cations
  • 2018 - Mary Ryan
  • 2017 - Cheryl Bea - Deceased
  • 2016 - Charlie Nash
  • 2015 - Mandy Sinclair
  • 2013 - Sally Chick
  • 2012 - Melinda Grant
  • 2011 - Jenni Horn
  • 2009 - June Bryant
  • 2008 - Keith Edwards
  • 2007 - Shirley Wilson
  • 2006 - Wendy Zani
  • 2005 - Antigone Quince
  • 2004 - June Bryant
  • 2003 - Antigone Quince
Last Updated on November 17, 2023

Our People.

Meet Our Board.

Windana’s work is overseen by a committed Board whose members provide strong governance and strategic guidance to Windana. Board meetings are held bi-monthly with an annual general meeting scheduled in November of each year.

Jenny Gillam.

Director and Board Chair.

Title: Director and Board Chair Qualifications: Diploma of...

View Bio.

Stelvio Vido.

Director and Deputy Board Chair.

Title: Director and Deputy Board Chair Qualifications:...

View Bio.

Cameron Bird.

Director.

Title: Director Qualifications: Bachelor of Commerce,...

View Bio.

Anthony Boffa.

Director.

Title: Director and Public Officer Qualifications: Master...

View Bio.

Deborah Dobbie.

Director.

Title: Director Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts, Graduate...

View Bio.

Minh Nguyen.

Director.

Title: Director Minh has experience in governance, risk and...

View Bio.

Jen Riley.

Director.

Title: Director Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts,...

View Bio.

Marita Scott.

Director.

Title: Director Qualifications: Registered Nurse Division...

View Bio.

Larissa Seymour.

Director.

Title: Director Larissa has 15 years’ experience as a...

View Bio.

Executive Team.

Andrea McLeod.

Chief Executive Officer.

Andrea joined Windana as CEO in November 2021. Andrea...

View Bio.

Mark Briglia.

General Manager Finance and IT.

Mark is a commercial, financial and strategic leader with...

View Bio.

Joanne Caruso.

General Manager People, Safety and Quality.

Joanne Caruso CPHR has led strategic people functions in...

View Bio.

Adam Miller.

General Manager Communication and Partnership.

Adam believes in work that supports communities and those...

View Bio.

Di Nally.

General Manager Integration.

Di joined Windana in late 2023 following the merger with...

View Bio.

Mark O’Brien.

General Manager Operations.

Mark joined Windana in June 2022. Prior to this, Mark held...

View Bio.

Managers.

Lisa Abbott.

Executive Manager Social Impact & Growth.

As a senior leader and force for positive change, Lisa...

View Bio.

Jason Chukwukelu.

Operations Manager Maryknoll Therapeutic Community.

Jason joined Windana in April 2023 with vast experience...

View Bio.

Erin Crockett.

Executive Manager Integrated Services.

Erin provides senior leadership across a diverse portfolio...

View Bio.

Maya Djordjic.

Operations Manager Community Services.

Maya joined Windana in 2023 with a dual focus on the...

View Bio.

Geoff Fisher.

Manager Finance, Payroll and Procurement.

Geoff has over 25 years’ finance and operations...

View Bio.

Paul Harding.

Manager Property and Maintenance.

Paul joined Windana in mid-2023 with a background working...

View Bio.

Shelley Gibb.

Operations Manager Barwon Therapeutic Community.

Shelley has over 20 years’ experience in AOD service...

View Bio.

Mark Graham.

Operations Manager Drug Withdrawal House.

Mark was appointed to the new leadership position of...

View Bio.

Lucy Leiner.

Manager Quality and Safety.

Lucy brings years of experience leading large...

View Bio.

Graham May.

Manager ICT.

Graham has worked 25 plus years in Information Technology....

View Bio.

Lea McDonald.

Operations Manager Windana Youth Community House.

Lea joined Windana in 2015 with specialist expertise in...

View Bio.

Doug Shaw.

Operations Manager Grampians Therapeutic Community.

Doug joined Windana in February 2022 and brings a breadth...

View Bio.

Mel Thomson.

Director Clinical Services.

Mel leads a management team who deliver TaskForce’s Youth...

View Bio.

Life Members.

Life Membership is an honorary title awarded by the Board in recognition and appreciation of outstanding support for Windana. Life Membership has been conferred on the following people who have made a substantial and special contribution over a period of years and whose efforts have significantly affected the work of Windana:

  • Peter Bucci
  • Murray Gerkens
  • Peter Hay
  • Jenny Johnston
  • Barry Main
  • Des O’Connell
  • Dr John O’Donohue
  • Anne Parsons
  • Jan Pontifex
  • Michael Pontifax
  • Diana Sher
  • Dr John Sherman
  • Rebecca Smith

Peter Bucci Award.

The Peter Bucci Award was established by the Board of Windana in 2003 to honour the memory of Peter Bucci.

Peter founded Windana in 1984 and was the Chief Executive Officer through to his retirement in 2002. He had many wonderful qualities and never lost sight of the human element of his work.

Peter had a boundless capacity to listen, empathise and engage with all those around him. He had a fantastic ability for bringing out the best in people and was able to make people feel really good about themselves. He was a kind, compassionate and non-judgmental man who accepted everyone for who and what they were. His faith in people’s ability to change enabled him to inspire them and help them take charge of their lives. Peter was also a creative and innovative thinker and had a great sense of humour.

These things, along with his commitment to making a difference in the lives of those with whom he worked, are his legacy to Windana and the drug and alcohol field generally.

Peter died in 2003 after a battle with cancer.

The recipient of this Award should be a member of staff or a volunteer (excluding Board members) who possess similar qualities and values to Peter’s. The award is presented by the Chairperson each year.

  • 2023 - Erika Wiseman
  • 2022 - Tamara Eldridge & Lena Kashaeva
  • 2021 - Simon Bailey
  • 2020 - Richard Price & Maree Cations
  • 2018 - Mary Ryan
  • 2017 - Cheryl Bea - Deceased
  • 2016 - Charlie Nash
  • 2015 - Mandy Sinclair
  • 2013 - Sally Chick
  • 2012 - Melinda Grant
  • 2011 - Jenni Horn
  • 2009 - June Bryant
  • 2008 - Keith Edwards
  • 2007 - Shirley Wilson
  • 2006 - Wendy Zani
  • 2005 - Antigone Quince
  • 2004 - June Bryant
  • 2003 - Antigone Quince

Our People.

Meet Our Board.

Windana’s work is overseen by a committed Board whose members provide strong governance and strategic guidance to Windana. Board meetings are held bi-monthly with an annual general meeting scheduled in November of each year.

Jenny Gillam.

Board Chair.

Title: Director and Board Chair Qualifications: Diploma of…

View Bio.

Cameron Bird.

Board Member.

Title: Director Qualifications: Bachelor of Commerce,…

View Bio.

Jen Riley.

Board Member.

Title: Director Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts,…

View Bio.

Marita Scott.

Board Member.

Title: Director Qualifications: Registered Nurse Division…

View Bio.

Stelvio Vido.

Deputy Board Chair.

Title: Director and Deputy Board Chair Qualifications:…

View Bio.

Anthony Boffa.

Board Member.

Title: Director and Public Officer Qualifications: Master…

View Bio.

Executive Team.

Andrea McLeod.

Chief Executive Officer.

Andrea joined Windana as CEO in November 2021. Andrea…

View Bio.

Joanne Caruso.

General Manager People, Safety & Quality.

Joanne Caruso CPHR has led strategic people functions in…

View Bio.

Adam Miller.

Manager Communication and Partnerships.

Adam believes in work that supports communities and those…

View Bio.

Mark O’Brien.

General Manager Rehabilitation Services.

Mark joined Windana in June 2022. Prior to this, Mark held…

View Bio.

Managers.

Geoff Fisher.

Manager Finance, Payroll and Procurement.

Geoff has over 25 years’ finance and operations…

View Bio.

Shelley Gibb.

Manager Barwon Therapeutic Community.

Shelley has over 20 years’ experience in AOD service…

View Bio.

Sandra Hocking.

Manager Withdrawal Services.

Sandra has extensive clinical nursing and management…

View Bio.

Lucy Leiner.

Manager Quality and Safety.

Lucy brings years of experience leading large…

View Bio.

Graham May.

Manager ICT.

Graham has worked 25 plus years in Information Technology….

View Bio.

Doug Shaw.

Manager Grampians Therapeutic Community.

Doug joined Windana in February 2022 and brings a breadth…

View Bio.

Life Members.

Life Membership is an honorary title awarded by the Board in recognition and appreciation of outstanding support for Windana. Life Membership has been conferred on the following people who have made a substantial and special contribution over a period of years and whose efforts have significantly affected the work of Windana:

  • Peter Bucci
  • Murray Gerkens
  • Peter Hay
  • Jenny Johnston
  • Barry Main
  • Des O’Connell
  • Dr John O’Donohue
  • Anne Parsons
  • Jan Pontifex
  • Michael Pontifax
  • Diana Sher
  • Dr John Sherman
  • Rebecca Smith

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Peter Bucci Award.

The Peter Bucci Award was established by the Board of Windana in 2003 to honour the memory of Peter Bucci.

Peter founded Windana in 1984 and was the Chief Executive Officer through to his retirement in 2002. He had many wonderful qualities and never lost sight of the human element of his work.

Peter had a boundless capacity to listen, empathise and engage with all those around him. He had a fantastic ability for bringing out the best in people and was able to make people feel really good about themselves. He was a kind, compassionate and non-judgmental man who accepted everyone for who and what they were. His faith in people’s ability to change enabled him to inspire them and help them take charge of their lives. Peter was also a creative and innovative thinker and had a great sense of humour.

These things, along with his commitment to making a difference in the lives of those with whom he worked, are his legacy to Windana and the drug and alcohol field generally.

Peter died in 2003 after a battle with cancer.

The recipient of this Award should be a member of staff or a volunteer (excluding Board members) who possess similar qualities and values to Peter’s. The award is presented by the Chairperson each year.

  • 2022 – Tamara Eldridge & Lena Kashaeva
  • 2021 – Simon Bailey
  • 2020 – Richard Price & Maree Cations
  • 2018 – Mary Ryan
  • 2017 – Cheryl Bea – Deceased
  • 2016 – Charlie Nash
  • 2015 – Mandy Sinclair
  • 2013 – Sally Chick
  • 2012 – Melinda Grant
  • 2011 – Jenni Horn
  • 2009 – June Bryant
  • 2008 – Keith Edwards
  • 2007 – Shirley Wilson
  • 2006 – Wendy Zani
  • 2005 – Antigone Quince
  • 2004 – June Bryant
  • 2003 – Antigone Quince