Board of Directors

Sue Race


Sue is a senior executive with more than 25 years of experience working in management, policy and leadership roles in the public and private health care sectors. She has a Master of Public Policy and Management degree and is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management. She is currently the Chief Executive Officer at Castlemaine Health.

Sue brings to Carinya experience in governance, strategic planning of services, program and policy development, project and operational management, redesigning and implementing new models of care and building capacity through collaboration and partnerships.

Sue has received national recognition for excellence in improving health and wellbeing outcomes for young people with disabilities. She is committed to improving livability for our community and striving for service integration across the health, disability and aged care sectors.

Stephen Vale


Stephen is an experienced Executive who has served the Victorian community for over 30 years across health, government and university sectors. Originally graduating in Melbourne as physiotherapist, Stephen’s career has incorporated public hospital clinical services, management and leadership positions, tertiary education, State Government policy development and serving on a number of not-for-profit Boards.

He is values driven, client focused, quality oriented and has a strong ability to establish, build and maintain successful relationships internally and with key external stakeholders. Stephen is a commercially astute and strategic leader with an inclusive people-focussed management style and strong sense of social justice for all.

Tracey Bannan


Tracey has a broad skillset across Finance, Risk Management, People Management, Business Process Transformation and Client, Stakeholder & Relationship Management.

After almost 30 years providing audit & consulting services and in National Finance and Quality & Risk roles within Deloitte, Tracey left her professional services career in 2017 to apply her commercial skills and experience to benefit people in the not-for-profit sector, initially as Chief Financial Officer of World Vision Australia and currently as Chief Financial Officer of AMES Australia.

She is a mother and longstanding volunteer, contributing her time and talents to schools and sporting clubs, parish and community. Tracey joined the Board because she was impressed with the great work of Carinya Society – outstanding service really is a way of life!

Andrew Fortelny


Andrew has extensive experience in the Financial Services Industry with a professional background at the Australian Taxation Office. His formal achievements include a Fellow of CPA (FCPA), as well as qualifications in property valuation, town planning, financial planning and wealth management. He is currently Wealth Manager and Branch Principal at Yellow Brick Road Coburg.

The diversity and strong sense of community in the Coburg area are a natural fit for Andrew – the ideal home for his welcoming office. He joined the Board of Carinya because he wanted to give back to the local community.

When he is not helping his valued clients build their own successful future, Andrew enjoys time away from the office cycling, playing tennis, indoor soccer and spending time with his wife and two children.

Rebecca Quinn


Rebecca has been working in human resources for 15 years and is a leader in organisational development, strategy and workforce planning across the public sector. She has an honours degree in psychology and master’s degree in business. She is currently the Director People and Culture for Parks Victoria.

Rebecca is passionate about building safe and inclusive workplaces so that organisations that not only represent the communities that they serve, but are recognised for building an organisational culture that truly inspires people to bring their best selves to work.

Rebecca joined the Board of the Carinya Society, as they are an organisation that focuses on culture and are committed to supporting clients having great experiences.

Michele Gellatly


Michele has had 20 years’ experience working in management and leadership roles in both General Management and Human Resources across; banking, IT&T, medical research aged, community and disability care as well as manufacturing sectors. Michele has a Bachelor Degree in Behavioural Sciences with a major in Psychology as well as a Graduate Certificate in Organisational Development and Training.

Michele is currently the Director of People and Culture for Scania Australia, she is passionate about building and leading teams in complex operating environments. Michele has led major cultural and business transformation projects and developed key methodologies for large-scale continuous improvement initiatives.

Michele is committed to ensure the needs of those living with a disability have a voice in our community and our given every opportunity to live a happy and fulfilled life.

Angela Gigliotti


Angela is an educator and educational leader with experience across government, non-government and not-for-profit sectors. She brings knowledge of national school education initiatives, and experience in designing, delivering and evaluating educational programs.

Angela has a Bachelor of Science, post graduate diplomas in Secondary Education, and Educational Leadership and Management, and a Master’s Degree in Education.

Angela is Program Manager, Science by Doing, at the Australian Academy of Science. She believes that access to education is a democratic right; it supports and equips people, their communities and societies to thrive.

Angela cares deeply about the lives of people living with a disability. She advocates meaningful participation in life-long learning, work and community.

Angela’s son is a Carinya Society participant. She is grateful he is afforded a supportive and stable environment. Angela joined the Board to give back to the Carinya Society community.

Emily Tantau


Em is a Technology Leader with over 15 years of experience within Australia and globally. Em specialises in motivating IT teams to come out of the basement and add true value to their organisation. She has a passion for technology and wants to make an impact on the world while using it. Her current role at ANZx is focussed on leadership and staff retention, ensuring that all employees feel included, valued and happy in their roles.

Em was born and raised in Ballarat with a brief stint as an expat kid in Kuala Lumpur. She loves traveling, meeting people and learning about different cultures. This curiosity led her to be an adult expat in Abu Dhabi before settling her roots in the heart of Coburg.

Em's passion for people also extends to giving back to her community. When she was in high school, Em spent time volunteering for BRI and realised that more spotlight and support is required for those who are most vulnerable to feel equal within our society. She is dedicated to being a voice for People of Determination and ensuring accessibility is available for all Australians.

In her personal time, Em is a huge foodie and loves to host brunches and dinners. To wind down, she geeks out on her Nintendo Switch and remains one of the few optimistic Saints supporters out there.

Kim Flanagan


Kim Flanagan is the Deputy Chair of Alexandra District Health Service and currently Chair of the Quality and Clinical Governance Committee. He is also a Non-Executive Director of The Lost Dogs home and the Chief Operating Officer of New Age HSE Services, a respected risk management consulting company.

Kim has worked in both Federal and State Government Business Enterprises and departments such as Monash Health, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Westgate Tunnel Authority. He has also been an Executive in the private sector with companies such as BHP, Finemore Holdings Limited, the Ford Motor Company of Australia, UGL Limited and NBN Co.

Kim has a bachelor’s degree in social science majoring in Human Physiology and Sociology and is trained in Six Sigma and Lean philosophy, Six Sigma Project Champion and is an accredited Exemplar Global Master Auditor. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Logistics and Transport, a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the International Safety, Quality & Environment Management Association.