Board of Governance

Kulungah-Myah Family Centre Inc, trading as Kulungah Myah Community Centre, (KMCC) is governed by a community-based Board of Governance comprising of diverse and multi-talented individuals from the local community.   The Board oversees operations and manages the Centre within the approved budget and in accordance with all applicable laws, the Centre’s Constitution, and KMCC policies and procedures.

 

KMCC Board members:
Mr Tim Stricklan, Chairperson
Tim is currently a Consultant in the Perth Social Ventures Australia Consulting team.  He has experience in economic empowerment of historically underrepresented and underserved populations, working with diverse populations across South America, the US and Australia.  Before moving to Australia, he spent several years working in South America for a social enterprise startup that consults with and supports micro-enterprises in developing countries by providing personalised business training aimed at economic empowerment through business growth and accountability.
Tim holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia and a Bachelor of Arts (International Relations and Economics) from the Brigham Young University in the US.
Ms Renee Case, Deputy Chairperson
Renee has been part of the extended Kulungah Myah community for the past 6.5 years, initially holding several governance roles within the Kardinya Toy Library, before also joining the Board of KMCC in 2020.   Renee is a founding and active member of the Kardinya Home Education Cooperative which provides group education to homeschooled primary-aged students in the locality and operates from KMCC.
Renee is a mental health clinician with Assure Programs, APM, and came to KMCC with extensive experience in hospital social work, community-based case management, clinical supervision & volunteer program development in the UK, US and Australia.   Renee holds a Master of Social Work (Advanced Practice) from Charles Sturt University, a Bachelor of Social Work from La Trobe University, and a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Melbourne.   She is a current member of the Australian Association of Social Workers.
Cr Nicole Robins, General Committee
Having been a member of Melville Council since 2009, Nicole brings her considerable local government expertise and understanding of the needs of local residents to KMCC Board governance.   Nicole has strong interests in leadership, strategy, and urban planning.  In addition, Nicole is a mathematics teacher at Carey Baptist College, and was formally the Year 8 mathematics coordinator at Kennedy Baptist College.
Nicole holds a Bachelor of Science with a major in Chemistry and Mathematics & Statistics from Murdoch University, and a Graduate Diploma of Education with Edith Cowan University
Mrs Claire Wylie, General Committee
An experienced businesswoman, Claire is the director of multiple early learning businesses including Monkey Bars Play and Learn Centre, Margaret River Pre-Kindy and First Steps Kindy; the latter based at KMCC.   Claire’s passion for play-based education and nurturing dynamic learning environments for young children is reflected in her successful grant writing on behalf of the early-years community at the Centre.
Claire holds a Master of Education – MEd (Early Childhood) focused in early childhood education and teaching from The University of Notre Dame Australia.
Mr Edwin Salesh, Youth & Sustainability Officer
Edwin is an enthusiastic social work student with a strong interest in youth development, sports and health promotion.  He has been active in delivering social and recreational activities for youth within the Indian migrant community in the southern suburbs of Perth. Edwin has supported high school community service activities, as well as facilitated youth focus group discussions at the Centre.
Mr Bryce Soraru, Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Bryce is a business intelligence analyst with experience in business research, data analysis and visualisation, as well as client engagement.   In addition to corporate sector work, Bryce has research experience in the not-for-profit sector with Friends of Yellagonga land care group and Ability WA.  Given his lived experience of cerebral palsy, Bryce has provided the KMCC Board with unique insights into the needs of those with disabilities, informed policy development and helped to ensure that service delivery remains inclusive and accessible.
Bryce holds a Bachelor of Biomedical Science and a Master of Biotechnology, both from the University of Western Australia.
Ms Junko Kitamura, Secretary
Ms Emi Ostuni, General Committee

 

Board Consultants:
Ms Bethany Smith, Kardinya Toy Library
Bethany is a highly experienced mechanical engineer with construction firm Hatch.  She has been part of the KMCC community for 8 years.    Bethany has supported KMCC with partnership building and securing grants to improve Centre amenities over a number of years.
Mr Iain Appleyard, Perth Youth Film Academy
Iain is a dynamic youth educator who is experienced in providing unique and engaging film, theatre and acting experiences for tweens and teens in Kardinya and other venues across Perth and provides his expertise and feedback to the Centre as a creative, as an entrepreneur, and as a permanent office resident.
Join our Mission
KMCC is committed to quality governance and continuous improvement. A strategic planning and review process has been implemented to:
  • ensure that KMCC maintains its mission and values
  • facilitate goal setting, change & innovation
  • drive the attainment of outcomes
KMCC welcomes individuals with a record of community service, program delivery, organisational management and/or governance. If you would like to be considered for a Board position please contact the Chairperson on 0492 810 498 or email chair@kmcommunitycentre.org