Headway Gippsland Inc.

Meet Our Board

Our Board of Directors is a group of hardworking volunteers who drive the future direction of our organisation with their expertise and enthusiasm.

Phil Drummond


Phil has served in the local government sector for 23 years. Phil has a degree in Business and post-graduate qualifications in Human Resource Management and Business Administration.

Phil has two adult children and enjoys travelling with his wife. He is also an avid reader and is learning to enjoy gardening.

Leisa Harper


Leisa has over 25 years of experience in education and business development. Leisa has an MA in Business Administration and an MA in Educational Leadership (Psychology), as well as her own consulting company, AgilityFX.

Leisa loves living in the Gippsland region where she enjoys bushwalking and spending time with her family.

Robyn George


Robyn has been a board member and the treasurer for 2 years.

Currently, Robyn is a mortgage broker with Aussie Home Loans.

She enjoys gardening, spending time with her dog, Priscilla, and volunteering as a Scout Leader at West Traralgon Scout Group.

Gary Dore


Gary is a lifetime Gippsland resident, and is joyfully retired after a fulfilling career in the public sector.

Gary had a number of roles during his career but the majority of his time was spent in risk management, occupational health and safety, insurance and claims management.

Gary joined Headway as it is a Gippsland not-for-profit organisation that is committed to assisting people with disabilities.

His interests are in gardening, family and family history research.

Edwin Vandenberg


Edwin joined the board in 2016, lending his experience in economics and finance to help the organisation grow.

Edwin enjoys spending time with his family and tending to the animals on their farm, and is a keen off-road racer.

Emma Vandenberg


Emma is a PhD student investigating respiratory support for preterm babies. Emma's previous experience working at Headway motivated her to join the board of directors.

Emma is interested in fashion and interior design and enjoys reading. She enjoys spending time with her two dogs, Scout and Finch.

Come and join us!

Becoming a board member can equip you with invaluable leadership skills, as well as provide an avenue to make a real difference in your local community.

We pay our respects to the traditional custodians, their elders and ancestors of the lands, which our organisation sits. We acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and welcome you to our service. Headway Gippsland is committed to treating all people with dignity and respect.

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