MAV Committees

As part of the MAV's ongoing strategic planning process, Council reviews the MAV committee structure at the beginning of each Council term. This year, the following committees will support the Council of MAV. Membership involvement is encouraged. If you would like to become involved please contact the President, Michaela Epstein epstein.michaela.e@gmail.com.

Each of the committees has dedicated members delivering high-quality services for the Association and without the tireless support of the voluntary workers there would be no Association!

Responsibilities

The responsibilities of Committees include:

  • Overseeing the Portfolio area for Council
  • In conjunction with the CEO, developing for Council any policy recommendations in the Portfolio area
  • Providing MAV staff with support and direction for the Portfolio area.
  • Financial planning and advice for the portfolio area.

 

Executive

Meet 6 times per year.

Members:

 

Michaela Epstein, President, Michael O’Connor, Vice President, Jim Spithill, Immediate Past President, Max Stephens, Secretary, Juan Ospina Leon, Treasurer

Executive officer:

 

Peter Saffin, CEO

 

Finance Committee

Convener:

 

Juan Ospina Leon, Treasurer

Members:

 

Daniel Craine (Independent finance expert), Max Stephens

Executive officer:

 

Peter Saffin, CEO

 

Professional Learning

Currently meets each term.

Convener:

 

Peter Karakoussis

Members:

 

Claire Delaney, Elizabeth Burns, Duncan Symons, Kerryn Driscoll, Trish Jelbart, Johnson Alagappan

Executive officer:

 

Helen Haralambous

 

Publications

Meet quarterly, regular e-mail discussions.

Convener:

 

Michael O’Connor

Members:

 

Trish Jelbart, June Penney, Terence Mills

Editors of Journals (Prime Number: James Russo, and Vinculum: Roger Walter) and Louise Gray of Stitch Marketing also attend this committee.

Executive officer:

 

Ellen Corovic

 

Conference

Meets regularly throughout the year. Supports selection of keynotes, speakers and review of abstracts.

 Convener:

 

Ann Downton

 Members:

 

Thomas Moore, Michael O’Connor, Dr Leicha Bragg, Johnson Alagappan, Sally-Anne Polson, Leigh Thompson

 Executive officer:

 

Jacqui Diamond

 

Student Activities

Occasional face to face meetings, regular e-mail discussions.

 Convener:

 

Thomas Moore

 Members:

 

Jane Lockwood, Janeane Anderson, Kylie Slaney, Allason McNamara, Lauren Newton, Mark Gleeson, Kelly Gallivan, June Penney, Andrew Nordhoff

 Executive officer:

 

Jennifer Bowden

 

Life Membership Nominations

 Convener:

 

Max Stephens

 Members:

 

David Tout, Allason McNamara, Ann Downton

 Executive officer:

 

Peter Saffin, CEO

 

Membership, Marketing, and Communications

Meets as quarterly in support of various initiatives.

 Convener:

 

Kylie Slaney

 Members:

 

Jim Spithill, Peter Karakoussis, Dan Cloney, Michael O’Connor, Michaela Epstein

 Executive officer:

 

Peter Saffin, CEO

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