Jill Bell, Lisa Chen, Dhiman Kumar
The Management Committee meet monthly to oversee the workings of the service, keep a close eye on finances and constantly update policies, the strategic plan and risk management.
Julie has been President of A.C.S.N. Incorporated Management Committee since the Annual General Meeting in 2012. Since this time, Julie has worked very hard to strengthen the governance practices of the Organisation.
Julie is a pharmacist whose first dealing with MAS was in supplying medications for the residents. She volunteered to be on the Management Committee in 2010 and has been a committee member and treasurer and is currently president.
Filling a casual Management Committee vacancy in early 2017 and re elected at the 2017 Annual General Meeting, Jan has helped manage the transition to NDIS funding of the organisation. He continues to work closely with the Service Manager and staff to improve and rationalise the organisation’s payroll, banking and accounting systems and to strengthen internal controls.
Margaret has been involved with MacArthur Accommodation System for many years. Professionally she has supported the service through government reforms and provided services for shared NDIS participants to meet their goals. Personally she has volunteered on the management committee, attended social outings and supported fund raising events.
Margaret brings with her a wealth of management and business development knowledge of the community sector. Having worked for Myrtle Cottage for over 17 years a local service sharing ideas and resources, prior she worked at Campbelltown Council in development and externally funded roles supporting aged and disability services in MacArthur.
Margaret has completed her Diploma in Business (Governance), Training and Assessment, Community Service Coordination starting her career with a Diploma of Social Science (Child Care). She has completed auditor and assessing qualifications. Which have been beneficial her her role in the Management Committee.
I joined Macarthur Accommodation System in 1987 as a Social Educator (now known as a Support Worker) working with the five residents, some of whom are still with the Service. The service had fifteen residents and four houses. Later, I also had the care of another house with two residents. Busy times! After I completed my University Degree in 1989 (mature student) I was offered a temporary position as Service Manager for a year. That year morphed into twenty three years when I passed the baton to Carmel on my retirement and wished her as happy a work life as I had had.
During my time, the Service grew to support seventeen residents and six houses. Over the years, there were many changes, new residents to settle into a new life style, changes and movement of our residents into different houses as needed, many staff changes and, I am very pleased to note, changes for the better in the disability field. I look back with pride on the quality of support we gave our residents, the dedication of staff members, the ongoing support of the Management Committee and, especially, the support and generosity of families.
For the last ten years I have served on the Management Committee and have watched the Service grow further to 27 participants with the introduction of NDIS under Carmel’s management and the current Management Committee. May Macarthur Accommodation System continue to make a difference!
Lisa’s joined MAS in 2020 as a volunteer committee member. Lisa has over a decade of experience in federal government and has been in various technical, corporate and governance leadership roles.
Her background is IT software engineering, accounting and management in various government, regulatory and corporate sectors.
Dhiman is an Executive with over 15 years’ experience in financial management. Having worked in SME’s to large Multi-Nationals representing these organisations in various capacities, more recently as Chief Financial Officer and prior to that as Executive General Manager and Head of Finance. Holding a CPA and a B Comm (Accounting) he has also made a start towards attaining an MBA. Dhiman joined MAS in September 2020 with the view to contribute locally to a good cause.