The following are the current members of the ARCS Board:
Bev Isles (Chairperson)
Beverley has had a long association with arcs both as a client and a management committee member. Her work history with a series of not for profit organisations has given Beverley an understanding of the challenges and opportunities that face organisations such as arcs. As a management committee member, Beverley is interested in working to ensure that the special expertise, knowledge and skill of arcs is able to continue to help heal those faced with the trauma of separation and loss within families.
Karen Schwenke (Vice Chairperson)
Karen is the Director of a leadership and management consultancy working across many industry sectors.
She possesses insight into the various levels and roles within the business environment with an emphasis on working with senior executive/board members and frontline management to drive performance and innovation.
She has been involved with fostering services within Western Australia for several years and is committed to supporting people that have experienced separation from family.
Natasha McCarthy (Treasurer)
Natasha is a chartered accountant and director at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), specialising in tax advisory for large domestic and multinational organisations in a range of industry sectors including resources, shipping, and services. Through her experiences she has developed a strong skillset in leadership, strategic planning and analytical thinking, and applies these skills to understand business needs and bring value to the organisations she works with. Having undertaken studies in Not-For-Profit board governance, Natasha is passionate about bringing her skills to help the sector build strong and sustainable growth, and to ensure organisations such as arcs can continue to provide such valuable services to the community.
Kirrily Kilbane (Secretary)
Kirrily has a background in occupational therapy and has worked for over 20 years as practitioner, manager and academic. She has worked with babies and toddlers with disabilities in Ukrainian orphanages since 2005, utilising a Community Rehabilitation (CBR) approach to upskill care staff in therapeutic care practices. She is a mother to one adopted child and has had several experiences with fostering services. Kirrily is passionate about advocating for children not being raised by their biological parents, with a keen interest in attachment and emotional wellbeing. Her experiences as both a parent and a therapist are now being utilised on the Executive Committee of arcs.
Moira Aynsley (Member)
Moira is a marketing, communications and fundraising specialist with over 15 years experience in commercial and not-for-profit organisations.
With experience in leadership positions Moira brings her strategic thinking, business analysis and knowledge of the not-for-profit sector to the arcs board.