Board of Directors

Prameend Singh
Chairperson
Director since 11th January 2017

I have worked in the housing and homelessness sector for 17 years. Notably with the former Homeground Services and North East Housing in the provision of frontline crisis housing services. I was a Board member of the state peak body for social housing Community Housing Federation of Victoria (CHFV) for two years. I am currently employed as the CEO of Inner East Social Housing Group which is a Registered Housing Provider.

 

Stephen Gagen
Deputy Chairperson
Director since 11th January 2017

I hold a BSc degree and postgraduate degrees in biological science. I work as a political adviser to a government MP. I previously worked as a research scientist and IT manager in the former Victorian Department of Agriculture.I am a current Director of Your Community Health (formerly Darebin Community Health) and have been on Boards of various community groups for many years. I am a Justice of the Peace.

 

Oscar Ramos
Secretary
Director since 11th January 2017

Board Member of the Youth Workers Association. Bachelor of Youth StudiesDiploma of Youth WorkCertificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD)Currently undertaking a Bachelor in Psychological Science.

 

 

Mark Goodie
Treasurer
Director since 11th January 2017

I am the current Coordinator of Youth Services at Melton City Council. I have extensive experience in development and delivery of specific housing programs in Melbourne’s western metropolitan region. I am Deputy Chair of the Western LASN (local area service network for homelessness) and committee member of the North West Networker steering group.

 

Karen Sherry
Director
Director since 11th January 2017

I hold a Bachelor of Social Science and Policy (Hons.) and a Graduate Diploma of Economics.I have recently worked as an accreditation specialist in homelessness and housing services. I have also worked at the peak bodies Council to Homeless Persons (CHP) and Community Housing Federation of Victoria (CHFV) in policy roles. I am currently a City of Hume Councilor.

 

Alison Dumaresq
Director
Director since 11th January 2017

I have a background in higher education, human resources consulting and Management.I am also the secretary of the Lakes Historical Cottages Inc.  This involves providing advice to the local shire council and residents regarding the preservation of a group of historical cottages.

 

Philip Di Biase
Director
Director since 11th January 2017

I hold Certificates of Administration and Justice.I have also volunteered in the community with other groups such as the Brotherhood of St Laurence, Launch Housing, my local community centre and for local MP’s. I have a lived experience of homelessness.

 

Younes Benhim
Director
Director since 11th January 2017

I have 15 years in the welfare sector including planning, leading and managing a variety of welfare programs and services for communities from low SES and CALD backgrounds.Currently conducting an education needs analysis for six community learning centres based in/near public housing estates.

 

Alison Donohue
Director
Director since 25th October 2017