Canberra Mothercraft Society,

Our Board

Our Constitution says we must operate with a Board formed from the CMS membership, to guide what we do. This Board has 10 members:

  • President
  • four office bearers
  • four Board Members
  • one Honorary Medical Officer.

Current Board members

President

FSDT

Fiona Smith du Toit

Bachelor of Architecture with First Class Honours

 

 

Office Bearers

 

ME

Maria Edwards

Certificate IV in Property Services

 

 

LJ

Lynne Johnson

Master of Education (Counselling)

Bachelor of Speech Therapy

 

 

PL

Philippa Lynch

Bachelor of Arts–Bachelor of Laws with Honours

 

 

GM

Gia Metherell

Bachelor of Arts

Master of Letters

 

 

WS

Wendy Saclier

Licentiate of the Victorian College of Speech Therapy

 

 

 

 

 

JS

Jane Smyth

Diploma Sydney Kindergarten Teachers’ College

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)

 

 

CKFW

Chin Kui Foon Wong

Certificate in General Nursing

Certificate in Midwifery

Perinatal Intensive Care Certificate

Bachelor of Applied Science (Nursing)

Master of Education (Professional Development)

 

 

VK

Viola Kalokerinos

 

 

Kathy Metallinos

Certificate IV in Project Management

Certificate IV in Procurement

Contract Management

Advanced Certificate in Public Administration

 

 

Honorary Medical Officer

SP

Dr Sue Packer

Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery

Member of the Order of Australia

Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

 

 

Board committees

Community and Public Relations

  • identify opportunities to promote the work of CMS and report them to the Board
  • evaluate and make recommendations to Board to ensure CMS is marketed appropriately in our community
  • provide an annual report to CMS Board

Executive Officer Compliance

  • monitor compliance to CMS Limitations Policies by the Director of Nursing and Midwifery/Executive Officer
  • monitor the compliance of the Director of Nursing and Midwifery/Executive Officer with the contract of employment
  • on behalf of the Board, and consistent with the contract of employment, assess the performance of the Director of Nursing and Midwifery/Executive Officer in delivering on the strategic plan

Finance and Audit

Monitor and audit compliance in relation to:

  • Board Director of Nursing and Midwifery/Executive Officer Limitations Policy
  • Board Director of Nursing and Midwifery/Executive Officer Financial Planning, Management and Compliance Policy
  • Board Director of Nursing and Midwifery/Executive Officer Financial Planning and Management Compliance Monitoring Strategy
  • monitor and audit compliance in relation to the Risk Management Plan
  • provide an annual report to the Board.

Governance

  • undertake an annual review of the Board Governance Polices and model and make recommendation for their adoption by the Board
  • lead in the Board evaluation process
  • to ensure risk management evaluate and implement strategies to ensure CMS reflects best contemporary corporate governance principles and practices
  • provide an annual report to the CMS Board

Program Development

  • guide the development of parenting resources and programs specific to men as parents and grandparents
  • guide the development and enhancement of programs in relation to play and attachment for young children
  • guide the development of strategies to ensure we are meeting the needs of our culturally diverse community
  • annually review the Scholarships Scheme process and make recommendation to Board for any improvements
  • assess applications for scholarships and make recommendations to Board for disbursements of funds
  • provide an annual report to the CMS Board

Focusing on families with young children

We wish to acknowledge the Ngunnawal people as the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which CMS and its services at QEII are located, and their Elders past and present.