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.
Mrs Christine Thompson
Justice of the Peace
Mrs Janine Pace
Christine was a member of the Local Government sector in the Shire of Murray for 28 years.
Within this period she was a representative for the community on numerous Local Government Boards and Committees.
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 is the owner and operator of Peekaboo Dogs. They specialise in Mobile and Salon Dog Grooming services and Doggy Day Care as well as being very heavily involved in rescuing and rehoming stray and abused dogs.
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 a young man with mild disabilities where he's very competent in his dog handling role and a committed employee. 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.
Mrs Danielle Musicka
Mr Paul Hayman
Dani has worked in the media and graphic design fields for almost 25 years and has completed a 12-month training course in Social Media Marketing for Non-Profits. She’s held senior positions in both marketing and communications and has been running her own freelance graphic design business, Designed By Magic, for 10 years.
Gaining a wealth of experience across diversified industries – including Occupational Hygiene, Construction, Magazine Editing and Television Production – Dani now utilises her knowledge to give back to the community through her volunteer work.
For nine (9) years Dani has been a very active volunteer with Saving Animals From Euthanasia Inc. (SAFE), and is currently Chair of the SAFE Inc Board. Dani also holds a Board position on Animal Welfare League Australia (AWLA).
For three (3) years Dani also sat on the Committee for Ceramics Victoria Inc. where she was the Art Director and Editor of the industry magazine Claylink – winning Best Craft Publication - Victoria in the 2013 Australian Craft Awards.
Dani is a Professional Member of AGDA (Australian Graphic Design Association), is a current member of the Peel Chamber of Commerce & Industry Inc. and has been the Design Partner for the Alcoa Peel Business Excellence Awards in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Paul was born in England, lived there for just two (2) years before spending the next 16 years travelling around Asia and then settling in New Zealand. He lived there for the next 14 years, going to University and gaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Paul has worked in, and managed a number of services for vulnerable people.
Paul moved to Australia and managed a service for seven (7) years before moving into lecturing at University and TAFE. He's currently an Advanced Skills Lecturer Level 1 at South Metro TAFE. Paul's interested in Social Role Valorisation and the impact of services on vulnerable people.
Chief Executive Officer
Mrs Helen Bain
BA Community Development & BA Sociology Murdoch University TAFE Cert III in Human Services
Certificate IV in Disabilities Challenger TAFE Peel
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.