Meet the Board

Morrissey Homestead is governed by a proactive, forward-thinking voluntary Board consisting of professional people who bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the organisation. 

CR Murray Cook
Chairman
Murray has been a City of Bunbury Councillor since 2011 and works virtually full time looking after City residents. In addition to chairing Morrissey’s Board, Murray also is the Chair of the Bunbury-Harvey Regional Council and the SW Youth Driver Development Program (YDDP). Murray is an active Justice of the Peace (JP) and is a regular attendee at the Bunbury JP Signing Centre.
Rowland Blades
Deputy Chair
Rowland’s area of expertise revolves around Community Development and Contract Management. Rowland was employed by the WA Government for over 30 years and has worked in various postings around the state ranging from building facilities to advising on funding for the communities. He was also involved in voluntary groups, particularly in committees, who helped these groups function well and efficiently.
Kath Keeffe
Treasurer
A member of the Morrissey Board for the last two years my professional background is in accounting and finance including roles on several non-profit Boards of Management. Through my brother Tony, who is a client at Morrissey, I have been fortunate to meet and engage with many clients and providers in the disability industry and I feel strongly about ensuring that our clients at Morrissey are provided with great support and opportunities.
Annette Whitelaw
Community Representative
Annette has an extensive knowledge of the Disability and Aged Care sector gained whilst in the position of Manager of Morrissey (1987 – 2009). Annette was instrumental in the development of Morrissey through successful various funding. Throughout her Managerial, Annette was successful in particular with the construction of the Bunbury facilities in 1992 and negotiated with the Shire of Harvey to lease property to construct the Leschenault Day Centre.
CR Tresslyn Smith
Community Representative
Tresslyn was born in Bunbury and grew up in a farming family at Benger. She is married with three adult children. She has a degree in History and Literature and for 28 years worked for the Department of Consumer Protection as an investigator and advisor. She was elected as a Councillor for the City of Bunbury in October 2017.
CR Michelle Campbell
Community Representative
Michelle grew up in Australind and left in 1983 to join the Army. Michelle served 17 years as an Army Officer where she gained significant experience in administration and governance. Michelle was recently elected to the Shire of Harvey where her focus is primarily community and youth services and ensuring the needs of our growing communities are met.
Jethro Hepton
Community Representative
Jethro is 33 years old and has always lived in the Bunbury area, serves on several Committees, including The City of Bunbury’s Access Committee and the Ministerial Advisory Council on Disability. Jethro currently lectures on Individual Support Disability Certificate III and IV at North Metropolitan TAFE, Leaderville and South Regional TAFE, Bunbury. Is a strong advocate of disability awareness and strongly believe in empowering the person with the disability to lead their own life however they choose.

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