Board 2020 / 2021
Get to Know Us
Kathy joined Manningham Rotary in July 2018 having been a member of Templestowe Rotary for 18 years.! Kathy is a graduate of several Rotary programmes including Interact, Rotaract and RYLA and has hosted 12 Exchange students.! She has served on Club boards in the capacity as President, Chair of the Fundraising, Community and Youth committees, currently mentoring the Donburn Primary EarlyAct programme.! Kathy has also served in several District roles, having just completed her second year as Assistant Governor. In 2009 Kathy represented Rotary on an Interplast (medical aid) trip to Cagayan de Oro in the Philippines.!
As well as her Rotary roles Kathy served several years as a YMCA
leader, she is a past Director and former Chair of Art Building Children’s Dreams (Aust.) Inc and has undertaken a hands on project refurbishing a primary school in Fiji.
Kathy is the co-ordinator of the Manningham Rotary Op-shop, the co-ordinator of Doncare’s Food Relief programme and was awarded
Manningham’s Volunteer of the Year in 2019.
Community Services Chair
Soula Ganiatsas is accomplished executive with broad business experience across many diverse environments such as not – for profit,
education, hospital, government and medical research areas.
Soula’s previous appointments include Head of Operations for the Centre for Palliative Care (CPC) at St Vincent’s Hospital, CEO of the Victorian Prostate Cancer Research Consortium (VPCRC). Prior to this, Soula held various senior roles including Executive Officer of the Australian Prostate Cancer Research Cancer at Epworth Hospital, as well as Business Manager for the Research Division at the Peter McCallum Cancer Centre.
Soula was president in 2018 / 2019 and has been a member since 2009. Soula has been a Board Director since 2012 where she was appointed Secretary and Public Officer. Soula holds a number of other Board positions such as Manningham Inclusive Community Housing Joint venture (MICH).
In 2015 Soula was awarded the Menzies Community Australia Day Award and was even more humbled to receive the Paul Harris Fellow recognition award from The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International in 2016 & 2019.
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International & Foundation Service Chair
David joined Rotary in 1993 and has served as Club President in 2005/06 and District 9810 Governor in 2010/11. His background is in water resources engineering having commenced his working career as a Civil Engineer with the State Rivers and Water Supply Commission Victoria. In 1984, he graduated with a Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University, Indiana USA – majoring in water resources modelling and management, the result of a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship.
David is member of The Rotary Foundation’s Cadre of Technical Advisers (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Focus Area) -, having completed assignments in Swaziland, Fiji, Indonesia and Thailand. He is also a life member of WASRAG and a past moderator for the Rotary Water and Sanitation Discussion Group. In 2018, David led a 6 person District 9810 Vocational Training Team to D3420 Surabaya Indonesia. He is currently the International Service Chair for District 9810
Vocational Services Chair
Anthony Fernandez first joined the Rotary Club of Heidelberg North in February 1994 and was Secretary in 1995/1996. He later joined the Rotary club Templestowe in 1997 and was Treasurer in 2000/2001 and he joined Manningham in 2005 and was Club President in 2015/2016. Anthony has also served as Club Director for Membership, Youth, Community Service and Foundation.
Anthony is a Life Member of Apex Club of Australia. Having served as President of the Heidelberg Apex Club in 1984/85, District Governor 1981/82, Zone 13 International Relations Director 1982/83
and National Bursaries Chairman 1983/84. Anthony joined the Lions Club of Ivanhoe in 1987 and was the Secretary 1990/91 and First Vice President 1992/93.
Anthony is currently retired after 35 years having worked as a Financial Adviser/Planner with T & G, National Mutual, AXA and Australian Financial & Insurance Services Pty Ltd. In 2015 Anthony received a Paul Harris Fellow recognition and in 2020 received the Menzies Community Australia Day Award.
Ian has had over 30 years' experience in the hospital, aged care, ambulance and health insurance sectors and is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Edith Bendall Lodge, a 60 Bed Aged Care Facility in Pascoe Vale and the Board Chair at Manningham Community Ent. Ltd, Doncaster East and Templestowe Village Bendigo Community Bank Branches. Ian is also a board member of ABCD: Art Building Children's Dreams Australia Inc.
Ian joined Rotary in June 1999 and was the president in 2011/2012. Ian has been on the Rotary Club of Manningham Board for 16 years in various roles including Treasurer, Community Chair and Foundation Chair. Ian is a fabulous Master of Ceremonies where he has offered his time for many rotary club activities such as District Conferences, District Events, Changeover Dinners, Charity Dinners, Manningham Business Excellence Awards Gala Dinners and much more.
Youth Services Chair
Nick is currently working in his own business GPS Consulting and is a Human Resource professional with over 25 years’ experience within large complex corporate environments to small start-ups.
Nick joined Rotary in early 2017 and became a member of the Board in 2018.