Meet the One Family At A Time Board Members.
Jenny Chalmers (Jackson)
(Founder and Chair)
Jenny has held numerous executive and non-executive roles in the women’s, health and community sector for more than 20 years. Throughout her career, Jenny has worked in both the private and public sectors.
Jenny holds formal qualifications in health, education, business and governance and has a proven track record as a leader with vision, passion, resilience and creativity. Her interpersonal communications skills and relationship management experience, coupled with a strong commitment to equity and social justice enable Jenny to continually strive for strategic outcomes which demonstrate quality, efficiency and excellence.
Jenny’s key strengths lie in strategic leadership, change management, relationship management and in the development of high performance teams.
Carmel is a qualified Accountant with many years experience in Local Government and the Not for Profit sector. Carmel brings with her an eye for detail and a commitment to transparent and ethical funds management. Carmel is the ‘quiet achiever’ on the Board and is highly regarded for her capacity to manage budgets, forecasts and cashflow in way that ensures excellent financial health and sustainability for One Family At A Time.
Rebecca (Bec) Jackson
Bec holds a Bachelor of Nursing and is employed at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne. Awarded the St Vincents Hospital Graduate Nurse of the Year, Bec demonstrates excellent leadership, empathy and expertise, particularly in relation to health and wellbeing.
Bec has a strong interest and commitment to working towards equitable, just and sustainable outcomes for communities – especially those who are experiencing disadvantage and poverty.
Having travelled to Cambodia many times, Bec is determined to make ‘a real difference’ in the lives of those in the communities in which we work, through a strong, evidence based approach and focus on improving access to quality healthcare.
Kerry has extensive experience in finance and administrative roles, particularly in the Not for Profit sector. In addition to these technical skills, Kerry has a warm and engaging personality which means she is great at networking and marketing. These qualities are of great value to One Family At A Time and assist us with making new connections and strengthening existing ones.
Victoria (Tori) Jackson
Tori holds a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care and has a passion for working with children and families. Tori well understands the life long impact of health, attachment, play and love in the early years and is determined to make a positive impact through her work with One Family At A Time.
A keen advocate for literacy, play and art, Tori makes a significant and important contribution to our priority area of ‘improving access to quality education’ in the communities where we work.
Having travelled to Cambodia on a number of occasions, Tori is a keen advocate for our work and is a great ambassador for One Family At A Time.
Wendy Rees – On Leave of Absence
Wendy has extensive work experience in the Banking and Postal industries. Her eye for detail is well utilised in the administration area of a large manufacturing company, where her excellent partnership management skills are used to ensure customer’s expectations are realised.
With the previous experience in secretarial roles in both sporting clubs and an educational facility, Wendy has been involved in ensuring finical viability and adherence to guiding governance principles, and this experience is highly valuable in the performance of her voluntary role as Secretary of One Family At A Time.
Having supported her family in their endeavours for many years, Wendy now hopes to make a difference to people’s lives and sees no better way to achieve this than through her association with One Family At A Time.