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Board Profiles



Colleen Mandicos - OAM & Chairperson
Colleen was appointed as Director of MACI in 1989 and Chairperson from October 1998. She is now retired and has over 30 years experience working in the community. Previous employment included Executive Manager Aged and Disability Services with Catholic Care Wollongong and Executive Officer/ Manager with Multicultural Communities Council of the Illawarra. She holds a Master’s Degree in Policy and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Sociology from Wollongong University, and a Diploma in Community Management. Past community involvement includes serving on a number of Aged Care and Disability Services Boards of Managements, Illawarra Health Board for 8 years, Homecare State Board for 6 years and a number of State Departments’ Multicultural Committees.
Kerry Kyriakoudes – Vice Chairperson
Kerry was appointed as Director of MACI in 2004. He has been a practicing lawyer for over 30 years predominantly in the area of business, property and estate law and he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Sydney.

Kerry’s past community involvement included a term of 12 years as a councillor on the University of Wollongong Council, 8 years as a Director of the Illawarra Ethnic Communities Council, the last 6 years as its Chairman. Kerry has also been the Secretay of the Cyprian Community of Wollongong and he also served for 6 years as the President of the Federation of Cyprus Communities and Organisations of Australia and New Zealand.

John Ravnjak - Treasurer
John was appointed as Director of MACI in 2015 and Treasurer in 2017. He has over 35 years’ experience in Accountancy and Financial Management roles across numerous industry sectors including, Public Accounting Services, Commercial Property and Finance,  Heavy and Light Manufacturing, Heavy Engineering, Financial Services and the Legal Services Industry. He is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and holds a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from the University of Wollongong. Past community involvement includes serving as Director and Treasurer of Port Kembla Golf Club Limited on two separate terms.
Frank Bresolin

Frank was appointed as Director of MACI in 2002 and was the HON Treasurer until 2017. He is now retired and had extensive experience as a strategist in electrical maintenance management, procurement and project management at BHP/Bluescope where he worked for almost 40 years.

Glenda Pearce
Glenda was appointed to the Board in 2007. She has over 40years of experience working in both government and non-government disability services in management / leadership positions. Glenda holds tertiary qualifications in Nursing, Community Services Management and Assessment Training and Development. She has extensive governance experience holding boardmembership on several community organisations.
John-Paul Troiani
John-Paul was appointed as a Director of MACI in 2012.  He has almost 30 years experience in the health and community care sectors in aged care, rehabilitation and dementia care.  John Paul holds an honours bachelor’s degree in psychology, master of arts degree in clinical psychology, graduate certificate in management and master of science degree in gerontology and rehabilitation studies all awarded by the University of Wollongong. He is an active member of his local Catholic Church parish community and volunteers for the Shellharbour Junior Life Saving Club as a nippers’ BBQ assistant.
Susan Wallis

Susan was appointed to the Board in 2019. She is a disability activist and Chairperson of Interchange Illawarra. Susan has a varied employment history including public housing tenancy management, training, disability support, recruitment, marketing, sales and project management.

Raychel Davis

Raychel was appointed to the Board in 2019. She has extensive experience in Work, Health and Safety, Workers Compensation and Organisational Development functions across many organisations and is currently the Director, People, Safety and Culture at the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, the Illawarra’s largest employer. She has a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Rehabilitation Counselling) degree from the University of Sydney and completed the Leadership Illawarra Program from Regional Development Australia/University of Wollongong in 2020.

Dr Yusufali Khalfan

Dr Khaflan was appointed to the Board in 2020. He has over 38 years’ experience as a rural physician. His commitment to rural communities was recognised in 2014 with an OAM for his commitment to rural services. He holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery awarded by the University of Uganda, Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine awarded by Monash University and is a fellow of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine. He is currently the Director and Board Member of Illawarra Sunrise Rotary Club and has held positions in the past as Board of Director for Murrumburrah-Harden District Hospital, Southern General Practice Network of NSW, and Murrimboola Financial Services. He has a wealth of experience in managing high care aged care facilities in Harden and Gelong and was involved in the establishment of Harden Nursing Home and Masonic Village.