Meet Our Board
Peel Home & Community Supports' Board of Directors donate their time and energies to oversee the running of the organisation. The not-for-profit sector relies heavily on caring and community minded people, like our Board of Directors to volunteer their time and expertise and for this we are very thankful.
The Board of Directors are very involved with the overseeing of the Organisation’s strategic direction and are very committed to the principles and values that the Organisation stands for. The Directors are stringent with their view that every employee complies with the Disabilities Act and Standards as well as any Budget requirements and overall Organisational Policies and procedures. They are very invested in the future direction of the Organisation and are developing the Organisation’s Strategic Plan for the next five (5) years. All Board members are subject to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission laws relating to fiduciary duties and governance.
Each Board Director attends one formal Board meeting a month and participates in a number of other special meetings and workshops during the year. Board Directors represent Peel Home & Community Supports in an ambassadorial role at meetings with Disability Services Commission, Department Social Services, Local and State Government and many other organisations.
Christine Thompson OAM. JP | CHAIRPERSON
Christine has been a member of the Local Government sector in the Shire of Murray for 28 years. During this time Christine was a representative for the community on numerous Local Government Boards and Committees.
In the Australia Day 2020 honours list Christine was recognised and Awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) (General Division) for service to local government, and to the community of the Murray shire.
Christine was the duly elected and appointed representative to the Western Australian Local Government Association and was WALGA's representative on the Fire Emergency Services Association Committee for six (6) years.
In 2007 Christine was the Recovery Coordinator for the Dwellingup Fires and for a further 5 years was a member of the State Board for Emergency Management Recovery.
Christine has been a member of the Fire Brigade for 31 years originally as a fire fighter and is now contributing to the administration of the Brigade.
Christine has volunteered in her local community for numerous years and understands the difficulties people have to meet Service Provider Criteria to receive the support required and then have to wait for services to commence.
Janine Pace | DIRECTOR
Janine is the owner and operator of Peekaboo Dogs. They specialise in Mobile and Salon Dog Grooming services, Doggy Day Care and Dog Food and treats. Janine is also the Founder of Peekaboo Rescue & Community Support Inc., a volunteer-based animal rescue and rehoming charity in the Peel region.
Janine attended Business College where she obtained a distinction in computing and a Certificate of Business Management. She then later attended TAFE and obtained a Certificate in Media and Advertising. After going on to complete her Diploma in Swimming Training she taught with The Rainbow Club, a Queensland founded program which catered for children and adults with mental health, physical and intellectual disabilities.
At Peekaboo she currently employs two young people with mild disabilities. Both are very competent in their dog handling roles and are committed employees. Janine is very passionate about dogs and helping those who cannot always help themselves.
Janine believes giving back to the community in which you live and work is a privilege, one she is passionate about.
Wendy Hull | DIRECTOR
Wendy is the co-director of Raywell Contracting – a local Peel earth moving contractor that have been servicing Western Australia with earth moving equipment, operators and civil expertise since 1990 – and is heavily involved in the administration, audit and financial aspects of the business.
She has lived locally in Mandurah for 4 years and for 19 years prior to this, she and her husband raised their family on a beef cattle farm in Waroona, alongside running their earth moving business.
Wendy has a keen interest in couture sewing which sees her travelling frequently to the Eastern States and America to build her skills and visit the many friends she’s made in this field.
Between her business and sewing, Wendy thoroughly enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and is also the primary caregiver to many of her elderly relatives.
Wendy is a fair, considerate and honest member of the community and due to the heavy involvement she has had in caring for her elderly relatives, she understands the various challenges facing the elderly community and their caregivers.
Di Hunt | DIRECTOR
Helen Bain | CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
BA Community Development; BA Sociology; Cert III in Human Services; Certificate IV in Disabilities
Helen has been employed in the Community Services sector for over 30 years.
She entered the sector as a Support Worker, studied and was appointed to a Coordination Role. That led to being successful in attaining an Area Manager's position.
Helen has had extensive experience in delivering appropriate services in the Disability sector as well as Aged Care and Mental Health sectors.
Helen has been extensively trained in Occupational Health and Safety including Manual Task and is aware of the Reporting processes required under the various Acts.
Helen is passionate about delivering services using a "Person Centred Approach" with people's choice, independence, dignity and confidentiality respected and adhered to at all times.
Helen has a strong belief in providing innovative, flexible supports, that respect peoples' choices, independence, family/carers and significant others, lifestyle and the culture of the people that services and supports are for.