Who we are

Mission Statement

Merrimu works with adults with a disability and their support people to
achieve what is important to them.

Vision

To support people with a disability to achieve what is important to them by
providing greater choice, ongoing support and increasingly flexible services.

Board of Management

The members of the Board generously volunteer their time, talents and experience to provide governance, direction and advice. Current members are:

  • Michael Wale – President
  • Anja Abbey – Vice President
  • Debbie Collings – Secretary
  • Darlene Urban – Treasurer
  • Lesia Dzikonkski – Board Member
  • Stephen Peat – Board Member

Joining the Board is a great opportunity to make a real difference in the community. To find out more about how you can get involved, contact us.

Management

The management team works to provide leadership and support, to build ongoing partnerships and to explore new opportunities to keep doing things better.

Frances O'ReillyFrances O’Reilly
CEO

Carolynne SmithCarolynne Smith
General Manager Services

Julia McDonald
Workforce Coordinator

Ashleigh DoddAshleigh Dodd
Services Manager

Jordon BeckwithJordon Beckwith
Fleet & Asset Manager

Loran MoelandsLoran Moelands
Practice Coordinator

Cameron Burke
Social Media and Projects Coordinator

Maree PoveyMaree Povey
Delve & FDR Coordinator

Sharon Farrell Sharon Farrell
Mentor

Lynley Whitelock Lynley Whitelock
Systems Project Officer

Andrea MichellAndrea Michell
Mentor

Sharyn Farrar
Team Leader

Karen Shaw
Team Leader

Helen CarrHelen Carr
Office Manager

Kim Cheswright
Finance Officer

Partnerships with individuals, businesses, community organisations and local government are vital to the success of Merrimu. We gratefully acknowledge the following supporters:

Business sponsors
Big River Instant Turf
Bunnings, Melton
Coles Supermarket
Customised Training
Disruptive Media
Foodworks, Bacchus Marsh
Good Guys, Melton
H & K Auto Electrical
Harrison Hyundai
IGA Supermarket
Loujo Bacchus Marsh
Magic Sporting Moments
Melton Country Club
Nova Pharmacy, Bacchus Marsh
Q Lounge
Routematch
Ryder Real Estate
Shane Cook Homes
TabCorp Park
The Star News Group
What Knots Framing
Wilsons Hardware

Business partners
Bacchus Marsh Farm Supplies
Eynesbury Golf Club
Game Traders, Bacchus Marsh

Community partners
Bacchus Marsh CWA
Bacchus Marsh Day Lodge
Bacchus Marsh Grammar
Ballan Community Garden
Ballarat YMCA Recranked Program
Corrections Victoria
Delacombe Community Hub & Garden
Distinctive Options
Djerriwarrh Community and Education
Services
Duke of Abercorn Lodge
Ecolinc
Getting’ Dirty Program
Her Majesty’s Theatre Ballarat
ICD (Asia Pacific)
Karingal Training
Matchworks
Melton City Council
Melton Football and Netball Club
Melton Primary School
Moorabool Shire Council
Parks Victoria
Phoenix secondary College
St Laurence Community Services
United Grand Lodge Victoria
Willows Aged Care Facility
Windarring
Dyson Heppell, Essendon Football Club –
with gratitude and thanks for your continued support

Donors

Accountable Accountants
Simone and Lynette Holdsworth
Cindy and Wayne Sutton
Gillian Davis
Peter Hannett

If you’re interested in partnering with Merrimu, contact us to find out more.