MEET OUR TEAM

 
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Deb Brook

President

As a young child Deb was involved with charity work helping her Mum with Meals On Wheels and other causes. Her charity work continued on aiding numerous charities over the decades when needed.

 

Deb has a management background, largely in marketing, but is now self-employed. Over a decade ago she founded/co-founded the large, long term information and support groups: Special Needs Adoption Australia, Adoption Australia and Singles Adoption Australia, among others.

 

Knowing how well-meaning people tend to donate items that are not needed or cannot be used in an emergency situation, and also that many people want to help but don't know where or how, she devised a model that mobilises and educates the community while helping those in need, as organised and fast as possible. 

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Malcom Tinkler

Vice President

Malcolm was drawn to BCER to assist those in our communities who need help when facing adversity and vulnerability. 

 

Malcolm has been an active volunteer with MS Australia and The Smith Family for several years, and was initially elected as Secretary after joining BCER to assist in managing grants and logistics. 

 

Malcolm has an engineering and management background from his work in the private sectors in the UK and here in Australia; and provides governance and strategic direction to assist BCER in achieving its purpose as a community-driven not-for-profit organisation. 

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Anne Nelson

Treasurer

Anne was interested in joining the BCER family, as she had recently downsized her business and was looking for another volunteer role. BCER, being local and such a great cause, seemed perfect.

Anne’s professional background has been in accounting and payroll management roles in several medium to large companies, spanning various industries. 

 

For the past 15 years, Anne has been self-employed in her bookkeeping practice, looking after her clients’ BAS, payroll and bookkeeping needs.

For the past few years, Anne has been treasurer of Victoria Chorale Inc, a not-for-profit choir, which performs at venues such as St Paul’s Cathedral, and the Melbourne Recital Centre.  She really enjoys participating in the creation of beautiful music, the friendships with her fellow choristers, and working with the Committee as their treasurer.

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Rachel Winsley

Secretary

"We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” - Winston Churchill That’s why I started volunteering at various charities many years ago … there is also the bonus of meeting like minded wonderful people along the way but that just one of my reasons why I do what I do. I have a diverse background from selling IT components to being a PA in a large Computer company to a Customs Officer which all take lots of different skills. I thrive on giving great customer service and think now my family has grown up this is something positive I can do to volunteer any of my skills to a charity or two that needs assistance. Help others have better outcomes… That’s my goal!

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Jonah Pedapudi

Social Media & Website 

Jonah comes with a Banking background of over 13 years. However he pursued his passion for design and marketing after moving to Australia.

 

He also has passion for service and was drawn to BCER knowing their commitment and dedication in providing personal, emotional and financial assistance to the people really in need.

Coming from a society with multiple phony organizations who only shows off with no real impact, Jonah immediately dedicated his services to BCER. He is also the social media and marketing coordinator and supports in web design.

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Jenny Goulding

Stock Control

Prior to arriving at BCER, Jenny was involved with another NFP organization as a regular volunteer in a supervisory & administrative role that supported disadvantaged families through many hardships & traumas; the main area being domestic violence.

Jenny is very passionate about making a difference in children's & families in need’s lives, especially those fleeing domestic violence

BCER interested Jen due to our strong connection to the community and supporting those struggling through difficult times.

Jen has a nursing background & worked as a special needs therapist providing educational support to families. Jen is super organized and since joining us as a volunteer has now become a valued committee member helping with stock control & general organisational support & research.

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Kylie Charlton Marshall White

Events & Sponsorship

 Kylie moved to Bayside 16 years ago from inner Melbourne and now says she would never go back; “I’m a Baysider through and through”.  Kylie loves living in Sandringham with her husband Andrew & three boys James, Will & Sam.

Kylie loves the community spirit of Bayside and says we are all so connected to each other, like a small country town on a large scale. “We look out for each other and are a community of generous souls”

 

As well as being a BCER committee member, Kylie is also on the committee for East Sandringham Junior Football Club, is a local real estate agent and knowledge pool for the Bayside area.

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Tanima Haque

Social Media

Tanima joined the BCER team in November 2020 and assists us with some social media and website tasks including handling our Instagram account.

 

Tanima also volunteers as an English tutor for migrants and joined BCER to expand on her volunteering while helping the local community.

 

She is currently working in the marketing team of a not-for-profit.