Our People

MONASH, VIC

OUR PEOPLE

Our staff and volunteers are committed to providing programs to enhance the quality of life for seriously ill children and their families.

Our 200 Volunteers are the “heart” of the House and the Family Room but we are always looking for other passionate and dedicated people to help. Contact our Volunteer Manager at ourhouse.monash@rmhc.org.au for more information about how you can get involved.

OUR BOARD MEMBERS

In 2017 it was decided that Ronald McDonald Houses Monash, Hobart and Parkville will operate under a single combined Board in order to represent a united front for Victoria and Tasmania. The new Board was appointed on March 20, 2017.

ANTHONY PEARSE - CHAIR

Anthony was appointed as Chairman of Ronald McDonald House Victoria & Tasmania in 2017 after being Chairman of the Ronald McDonald House Parkville Board since 2015 and a Community Board Member since 2012.

Anthony is a McDonald’s Licensee in Victoria and father of four. Having completed Commerce and MBA degrees, Anthony decided to follow in his parents’ footsteps and become a McDonald’s Licensee.  Anthony has been a Licensee 11 years and with McDonald’s since the age of 18. He currently owns and operates five restaurants.

As well as sitting on the Board, Anthony is passionate about Ronald McDonald House and has also been a board member for the Victorian Ronald McDonald House Golf Day eight years and served as Board Chairman since 2012.

JAMIE EVANS – DEPUTY CHAIR

Jamie served on the Board of Ronald McDonald House Monash since 2006 and was the Chairman of Ronald McDonald House Monash from 2014 until being appointed as Deputy Chair of the combined Ronald McDonald House Victoria & Tasmania Board in 2017.

Jamie started his career with McDonald’s Australia in 1986 as a trainee store manager and has been with the company ever since. His numerous roles have included store manager, training consultant, franchise consultant and McOpCo consultant responsible for six stores, and Owner Operator since 2004.

ERIN HEMPENSTALL - TREASURER

Erin is a senior finance professional who has had seven years audit experience with KPMG specialising in public company compliance and assurance. Erin currently works in financial accounting and governance with Australia Post. 

Qualified as a Chartered Accountant, Erin is completing her studies to become a member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Secretaries. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Young Professionals Panel and holds the Communications Portfolio.

SANDY HAMILTON – SECRETARY / PUBLIC OFFICER

Sandy was appointed to the Board of Ronald McDonald House Monash in 2006. Formerly a London trained Registered Nurse, she gained Occupational Health & Safety qualifications after migrating to Australia in 1970. Sandy has extensive OH&S experience in USA, Asia, Bahrain, Oman, Australia & NZ whilst working for DuPont for 13 years and now through her own consulting business which she established in 2000. OH&S Best Practice, legal compliance, and behavioural change management are her key areas of focus.

BOB MAY

Owner/Operator, McDonald's Australia and a member of the National Operations Committee for Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia

SARAH CONNOLLY

Chief Social Worker, Royal Children's Hospital

LOU DI NICOLANTONIO                        

Owner/Operator, McDonald's Australia

MARK HOOKEY                    

Team Leader Overseas Administration Team, Australian Defence Force

SHERI WALDRON                  

Director Clinical Operations, Royal Children's Hospital

JASON WALL                          

Partner, Stannards Accountants and Advisors

BEN WESTOVER                  

Owner/Operator - West Group, McDonald's Australia

MICHELLE KELLY               

McOpCo Operations Manager, McDonald's Australia

DR PETER DOWNIE                             

Head of Children's Cancer Centre, Monash Children's Hospital

JACKY PURVES                   

Senior Audit Consultant, Department of Education Tasmania     

WILL LUDERS                        

Owner/Operator, McDonald's Australia

MEGAN  ROZYNSKI                             

Graphic Designer & Owner, Creative Hum