Board Of Governance

Maxine Davies

Maxine Davies was elected to Headway Gippsland Inc. Board in 2014.  Maxine brings a wealth of community and business experience;  having successfully run her own business for 20 years supporting the interior design industry and served the community as the President & Committee member of the Dandenong Valley Special Olympics.   Maxine has also served as President & Committee member of Friends of Coal Creek, and was appointed to Coal Creek Community Focus Group 2006 for the transition of Coal Creek Heritage Park to Coal Creek Community Park & Museum.

Maxine is the mother of two and has personal understanding of the problems associated with the care and administration of people with disabilities because her son has multiple disabilities.  Her son, now an adult is married to a woman with ABI who is a client of Headway Gippsland Inc.  Maxine has also been appointed by VCAT as joint Guardian Administrator of another adult man with disabilities.  

Debbra O'Keefe

I began my working life as a Farmer after doing a diploma in Farming, I moved into Hairdressing and spent 6 years work in this field.  I felt like a change so I moved into the disability field in which I been in for 7 years and loving it.  I get enjoyment seeing the people that I support achieve their accomplishments/goals and watching them grow.

I currently work for Interchange in a casual position doing the Teen Vocational programme (Roadies South programme) as Team Leader for Camps and I am privately employed in the disability field on a weekly basis.

I live in Korumburra with my partner David.  I have 4 girls who range in age from 9 to 22 years, my partner and I also have an automotive business and a car racing team in Korumburra, which I help support him in.  Our youngest child has Mild Autism which has had its own challenges.

I am enjoying my time on the Board and the challenges that are being faced with the NDIS, which came into affect in October 2017, and as a carer I hope I bring a positive vibe to Headway Gippsland Inc.



Board Member
Susan Waller

I am a Physiotherapist and I have always been fascinated by the presentation of people with ABI.  I have been fortunate to meet several people and their families over time and have been impressed by the way that the effects of a brain injury can be mitigated with determination and support.  I was new to Gippsland and Victoria and looking for a way to make positive community connections and give something back to a group that have taught me so much.

I hope to learn more about ABI, meet people who live with ABI, their families and supporters and contribute to the community.

I hope to demonstrate care and commitment to my Board role and contribute some use of my therapy and disability sector experience in preparation for the new funding environment with the NDIS.

Board Member
Peter Clement

I joined the Board to assist Headway Gippsland Inc. to grow so as to benefit the membership.

I have been on and off the Board of Headway Gippsland Inc. since 1981.

I myself have an ABI and with past experiences that may benefit other people of similar like minds.

I would like the Board to assist members in any way possible and to help Headway Gippsland Inc. to function effectively as a unit.

I personally would like Headway Gippsland Inc. to provide a top quality service.

Board Member
Robert Clough

I joined the Board 4 years ago as a consumer representative because Headway Gippsland Inc. is one of the best organisations there is.

I understand the effects of a brain injury and would like to assist others in the organisation.

As a member of the Board, I would like to see Headway Gippsland Inc. continue to operate within the new Disability Insurance Scheme and to assist in developing new services.

My interests include, reading books, driving, having time away and meeting new people.

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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Street Address
Headway Gippsland Inc.
30 Monash Road
Newborough   Vic   3825

Postal Address
Headway Gippsland Inc.
PO Box 117
Moe   Vic   3825

Telephone 03 5127 7166
Toll Free 1800 452 452

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