Dominique Saunders has been a lawyer for almost 30 years, she was previously a social worker. She has held positions as General Counsel at Barwon Health, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and Western Health, deputy president of the Mental Health Tribunal and special counsel in the health and aged care team of a respected mid-tier law firm.
For her achievements in the law she has been recognised by Australian Women Lawyers/Women Barristers Association for General Excellence In-House Government Law, as well as by the Law Institure of Victoria for General Excellence in Human Rights and Government Law.
She moved to Geelong in the summer of 2018 and runs a home based legal practice with a focus on health, ethics and diversity.
Cameron Bray has worked in social services and government since the early noughties. He spent over five years in London working to improve the social, health and housing services for disadvantaged people. This included a time working at a not-for-profit agency providing support to people with a disability and those experiencing homelessness.
Since 2008 he has held a variety of executive roles in the Victorian Public Service, with a focus on law reform in the criminal justice system. He has a particular interest in therapeutic justice and finding ways to prevent people – particularly young people – from entering the gaol system.
He is a comparatively new (and very happy) Geelong resident, having moved with his family from Melbourne in 2017.
Michele Tucker completed her Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degrees at Deakin University in Geelong in 2007.
Michele is a sole practitioner, practising varied areas of law. Michele is also a casual academic at Deakin University, lecturing in Business Law.
Michele is passionate about social justice, wine, her hometown Geelong and the mighty Cats.
Darrell Harding is Villamanta’s Accounts Administrator. Darrell joined the Committee in 2019 and has been responsible for managing the finances and personnel since commencing at Villamanta in 2003.
Darrell lives disability and has an adult son with challenging behaviours. In addition to his position at Villamanta, Darrell also holds similar positions at Children and Young People with Disabilities Australia, Disability Discrimination Legal Service, Disability Justice Australia and Communication Rights Australia.