Board 2019 / 2020
Get to Know Us
Past President & Secretary
Soula Ganiatsas is the Head of Operations for the Centre for Palliative Care (CPC) at St Vincent’s Hospital. Soula’s previous appointment was the 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 is currently the president of the Rotary Club of Manningham 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 2016 Paul Harris Fellow recognition award from The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
Cathie is currently working in her own business, GPS Consulting, after 15 years as the Human Resources Leader for Reece. She is passionate about helping business to deal with the vast array of people issues they confront. She is looking to also bring that skill and experience to give back to the community. Cathie is a board member of OARA (Osophageal Atresia Research Association) which she joined to help the organisation to continue grow and develop. She Joined Rotary in early 2017 and is looking forward to providing support to the Rotary Club of Manningham.
International Service Chair
Community Service 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.
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
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 hosted 12 Exchange students. She has served on Clubs boards in the capacity as President, Chair of the Fundraising, Youth, currently mentors the Donburn Primary EarlyAct programme and Community Committees. Kathy has also served in several District roles and is currently servicing 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 Director and former Chair of Art Building Children’s Dreams (Aust.) Inc and works closely with the Koori Academy of Excellence.
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.
Youth Services Chair
David has been a member of the club for 7 years. In the past 2 years David has taken on the Role of Youth Director,. In this role Rotary Manningham has worked with many of the Rotary Youth Development programs offered to young people.
We are heavily involved with Rotary clubs in our Local schools. The development of youth is a fundamental part of the Rotary Youth program. We welcome interested parties to join us
Roger is a qualified corporate lawyer and governance practitioner with more than 25 years’ experience. A Rotarian for 5 years, Roger was board director in 2015 & 2016, club President in 2017, and board secretary in 2018. He has also been a member of the Membership Committee.
Roger is a keen supporter of the club’s projects and community efforts, and strives to practice Rotary’s motto of ‘service above self’.
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.