Committee

 Deborah Holmes

Deborah Holmes

President and Treasurer

Deborah’s background is Drama and Dramatherapy. She lived, trained and worked in the U.K. for 12 years before returning home to establish the Avalon Centre in 1987. Deborah is passionate about helping those who have slipped through the cracks, of making a difference, cats and the Richmond Football Club.

Daniel Shannon

Daniel Shannon

Vice President

Daniel has been a volunteer with Avalon since 2015.  After finishing a Bachelor degree in Logistics at RMIT Unversity, Daniel began his first business in 2007.  Since then, he has diversified from logistics into the software industry.  Daniel describes his time at Avalon as “a humbling experience, that has provided a freshing distraction from the corporate world.”  Daniel has been directly involved in the maintenance and improvement of the Avalon Centre facility.

 Lisa Payne

Lisa Payne

Secretary

Lisa has volunteered with Avalon since 2011 and has enjoyed a wide range of roles from attending the Avalon Drop-In, to assisting with the Homeless and Clothes Distribution Support Program.  Lisa’s work background has been in youth homelessness and is currently working in drug and alcohol while finishing off her social work degree.  Lisa is a proud to be a part of Avalon because ‘they are a unique, compassionate, diverse and kind team of volunteers and I find it personally rewarding to give back to the community’.

 Janet Savage

Janet Savage

Member

Janet has been a loyal volunteer at Avalon for the past 3 years. She attends the Drop-In on Monday and supports the many visitors that pass through its doors. Janet has also volunteered at Phoenix Park as a Tutor for Inclusion Melbourne’s Literacy programme for 11 years and as a result of this has a relationship with quite a few of the people that attend Avalon Centre. Janet has also taught ESL and is involved with a number of committees. One of Janet’s passions is helping people with disabilities reach their full potential. Janet is a mother of two and loves singing in a choir, gardening, watching movies, travel and spending time with family and friends.

Elaine Siggins

Elaine Siggins

Member

Elaine’s background is in Health Management recently retiring from the position of Chief Executive Officer for the Gastroenterological Society of Australia following twenty years of servce. Retirement will permit Elaine to pursue other interests and she hopes that her experience will be of assistance in expanding the activities of Avalon and looks forward to a long and fruitful involvement.

Adi Singer

Adi Singer

Member

Adi came to the Avalon Centre over four years ago.  After being involved with other charities, he finally found an “agency full of energy and enthusiasm where one has the opportunity to work closely and “hands on” with clients in need”.  He hasn’t looked back since. Adi believes that being blessed with a loving and devoted family puts him in a good position to appreciate people who are less fortunate. He hopes that his life experience and being involved in Business Management will make a humble contribution to advancing the work that Avalon does and will be expanding on further in years to come.

Can You Help?

Donating to Avalon means you are supporting a small charity that is run solely by volunteers and donations. Your support will help keep our buses on the road, provide warmth to the homeless, and offer opportunities to people with disabilities. In short, you will be making a difference to people’s lives and providing hope and happiness to many.

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Avalon Centre

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1936 Malvern Road
Malvern East, VIC 3145
Australia

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Meeting Unmet Needs.  To offer a helping hand to the people whom society has allowed to slip through the cracks. To provide, in any small way we can, a means to support, help and encourage all who welcome it.

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