High Contrast
Normal Contrast

Our Board

      Danielle Cornelissen

Chair

With over ten years experience on the Brophy Board, Danielle has extensive knowledge in the organisation's history and progress. After years working both locally and interstate, she now runs two separate businesses in the financial services industry in an effort to promote and support the services offered within the industry. Danielle also has a love for working within the community, providing community development opportunities both in Australia and overseas. Originally a Camperdown girl, Danielle now lives in Warrnambool with her family and dog, Buddy.

    Robert Duynhoven

Treasurer

Robert Duynhoven has been a Brophy Board member since 2010. He is the Executive Manager Corporate Services, Chief Financial Officer and Board Secretary of South West Institute of TAFE and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Marketing), is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). In November 2014 Robert took on the interim role of Executive Manager Corporate Services and was officially appointed to the role in April 2015.

  Debbie Nankervis

Debbie Nankervis is a Taxation and Business Advisory Principal at Sinclair Wilson’s Warrnambool office. Debbie specialises in providing financial advice to a broad range of industries, from hotels and motels through to large retail operations and transportation companies. Everyone works hard and with careful planning/strategies, we can ensure that you don’t pay too much tax along the way. Debbie holds a Bachelor of Business, an Advanced Diploma in Financial Services and is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA). Debbie enjoys spending time with family and friends and often heads away "glamping" with the caravan. Debbie’s reason for joining the Brophy Board is that she is very family orientated, with two small children, and is looking to give back to the community with an organisation that assists families.

    Clare Vaughan

Clare Vaughan is the Project Manager, Public Health and Community Development. Clare was in Secondary Education for 20 years, Tertiary Education and Public Health Research for 6 years and Public Health and Community Development Projects for 5 years. She specialises in Public Health and Community Development. Clare has a Master of Public Health and Bachelor of Education and is a member of the Australian Health Promotion Association. Clare loves living in Warrnambool and the home she shares with her husband and the many family and friends who come to stay and visit. In her free time Clare likes to cycle, swim in the ocean and spend time at the community garden.

     Anna Hornbech

Anna Hornbech (Macgarvey) is a recently retired academic at WIAE/Deakin University where she taught a broad range of units at the undergraduate level and supervised Higher Degree students at the Koorie Institute of Education in Geelong. She has a BA (Soc.Sci), a PhD and a Graduate Certificate 4 in Governance. Her sociological interests are in the areas of gender studies, personal relationships and sexuality in all their diversities. Anna has been a Brophy Board member since 1999. During this time she has collaborated on a number of youth focussed program evaluations. Anna also acted as a facilitator in the early stages of the Violence Against Women Integrated Services Partnership project in Warrnambool. More recently she became a member of the regional reference group for the Landscapes of Violence: Women Surviving Family Violence in Regional and rural Victoria (Centre for Rural and Regional Law and Justice: Deakin University). In retirement she continues to enjoy Scandinavian Noir crime series, taming the garden, completing a Certificate in Dog Training and wine tasting.

   Karen Foster

Karen Foster is the Director of O2 Media/Publisher, Southwest BIZ magazine and is self-employed with over 25 years of experience in the industry. Karen’s speciality is communications, marketing and community engagement. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy) and is a Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors. Karen is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors as well as the Public Relations Institute of Australia. Karen’s interests are leadership, regional development and entrepreneurship.

  Dr Kristy Hess

Kristy Hess is a Senior Lecturer in Communications at Deakin University. She has 20 years of professional experience as a journalist, communicator and academic. Kristy’s specialty is the relationship between media, government policy and funding, organisations and everyday society. Community Social capital. Kristy has a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Arts (Communications) and a phD.

  Ian Fitzgibbon

Ian Fitzgibbon is currently employed as the Manager, Health & Local Laws with the Warrnambool City Council. His portfolio is quite diverse and includes social planning elements including Council’s immunisation program and community housing program, which provides housing for single parents under the age of 25. This has included assisting people with substance abuse, victims of domestic violence and homelessness. Ian is currently undertaking a Masters in Business Administration which has reaffirmed his beliefs and importance of core functions of an organisation, good planning and governance. The Warrnambool community is important to Ian and being part of the Brophy Board will help facilitate improved outcomes for the youth of the region and the next generation.