Hampton Park Care Group Inc. is a not-for-profit, Charitable Incorporated Association, established to support individuals of all ages and backgrounds to belong, be and become and to support our local community to lead active and full lives through information, education, and service provision and advocacy.
Hampton Park Care Group Inc. Board of Governance sets the strategic direction and provides leadership and guidance for the organisation to deliver on its strategic initiatives, through strong governance and agile decision making.
The Annual General Meeting is usually held in March or before the end of May.
Notice of the meeting is sent to all Hampton Park Care Group Inc. members, who are also invited to attend the meeting
Kate brings a wealth of experience to Hampton Park Community House, having more than 20 years of Community Development and leadership experience before taking on the role of Hampton Park Community House Manager in January 2020 and currently as Executive Officer for Hampton Park Care Group Inc.
Her achievements in community leadership are extensive, having previously been Executive Officer for Diamond Valley Learning Centre as well as Community Manager for Laurimar (in the City of Whittlesea) and Community Development Coordinator for Parkinson’s Victoria.
Kate has earned a Bachelor of Arts -Psychology (University of Port Elizabeth), Diploma of Management (RMIT), Advanced Diploma of Community Management (PRACE), Cert IV in Training and Assessment (TAE 16) Eltham Learning Centre and is Graduate of the Centre for Courage and Renewal Facilitation Program. A life-long learner, Kate is presently completing a Bachelor of Education at Swinburne University.
Kate was a Board Director for the Dear Dyslexic Foundation for three years. She is a current member of the Institute of Community Directors, IAP2 (International association for Public Participation) and ANZACATA peak professional body representing creative arts therapists in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia/Pacific region.
Asad Abbasi - Financial Officer
Qualified accountant (MIPA), holds a Master's Degree in Accounting, a Bachelor's degree in Finance, and currently working towards CA accreditation.
Appointed: December 2021
Principal of Cloudxaccounting, Asad has more than fifteen years of extensive work experience in accounting, finance, administration and compliance-related roles in Retail, Education, Banking, Financial, Medical and Manufacturing industries, accumulating strong knowledge in accounting and finance procedures. Having worked in professional services firms and NFP organisations in Australia and abroad, Asad has developed strong networks and expertise in navigating complex NFP regulations and risk including internal auditing and compliance experience. Asad has extensive up-to-date knowledge of Accounting Standards (IFRS/FRC/AASB/AUASB), sound knowledge of the Australian taxation system (BAS, CGT, GST, PAYG, FBT, etc.), Dashboard Reporting and Analytics. (Power BI). He has practical experience of filing APRA, ATO and ASIC returns, preparing financial reports, including budgeting, forecasting & variance analysis, financial reporting & data analysis and balance sheet reconciliations, office Support & staff management, budget control & administration and process improvement.
AIS expertise and controls.
Asad has a passion for supporting community organisations and through his work with the Executive team, he aims to raise awareness of our Sector in the broader community and be an advocate for increased funding for community services and research.
Sarah Lawless - Board of Governance Treasurer
Sarah Lawless is a qualified and two decades experienced educator, holding a masters level qualifications and serving Baringa Special School and VCAL Coordinator for the most recent several years.
Co Founder of the Blue Stockings Initiative at age 20, she has spent 10 years advocating for women pursuing access to education and has served in various capacities on a number of community Boards and Committees.
She currently supports the Local Learning and Employment Network of Baw Baw, and several community led play group, kindergarten and primary school committees in South Gippsland.
She provides considerable knowledge and oversight as an experienced Treasurer and Educator to HPCH.
Caitlin Grisby - Board of Governance Secretary
Appointed: December 2021
Caitlin is a passionate advocate in the space of human resource practice, business, policy, community and transparency in the provision of services. With nearly two decades of Board membership across various non-profit and for-profit entities, in various positions, she is equipped with a wide range of governance and committee skills.
Caitlin is Director of Full Circle HR & Business Services and has provided a year of Pro Bono and a portion of paid engaged work to Hampton Park Community House prior to her board appointment.
Caitlin has extensive experience in public and private sector capacities from government and multinational entities. She is a nationally accredited Mediator (NMAS) and Facilitator – with 10+ years’ experience.
To her role as Secretary to HPCH Board of Governance, she brings valuable competency in compliance and governance, performance management and reporting. She shares with us her competency in the coordination of services to contract KPI’s and with active engagement of stakeholders for successful outcomes.
Caitlin also currently serves as President of the Gippsland Pride Initiative for LGBTQIA+ communities.