Villamanta is run by a community based Management Committee. Committee members are elected every year at the our Annual General Meeting. Anyone who is a member of Villamanta can nominate to be on the Management Committee.
Professor Clarke is an Australian lawyer who is a graduate of the Universities of Western Australia and Auckland. He has also written extensively in the fields of Competition Law, Contract Law and Consumer Protection and has experience of the law reform process through working as the Director of the Western Australian Law Reform Commission and as a consultant on competition law to the Asian Development Bank.
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.
Neville Porter is an Ordinary Member of Villamanta’s Committee of Management. Neville has been on the Committee since it started 24 years ago. Neville is doing a course at Karingal, including reading and writing study.
Neville works at St Laurence Paper Services in North Geelong. Neville is good at his job and is a member of the Geelong Football Club cheer squad. “Go Cats!”
Hank Wyllie is an Ordinary Member of Villamanta’s Committee of Management. Hank has been a disability advocate since about 1986 after acquiring his disability at age 35. Following intensive rehabilitation spanning over two years, after his release from three hospitals, he decided to dedicate his formerly physically active life to assisting other people who have disabilities to access the community, as is their right.
Having communication impairment does not deter him, as he became actively involved in various committees. His first was what is now known as Leisure Networks, then the Barwon Disability Resource Council, where he was chair for over ten years. Hank’s other local activities include the City of Greater Geelong’s Aged and Disability Street Access Committee.
Because of his interest in improving or creating awareness of the difficulty of people who have little or no speech, he sought many ways of communication by telephone or telecommunications via the phone and internet and was on TEDICORE; the Telstra Disability Access Forum; et al.
Hank now works part time for Scope to promote its Communication Access Symbol, and talks to, via his communication device, to assess businesses and organisations to help make their premises Communication Accessible and obtain the Symbol.