Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors are:

John Adam
Mater Dei Board Chair
John Adam has been a practicing solicitor for the past 25 years and is a partner of the Marsdens Law Group. He has been a member of the Mater Dei Board since 2001 and is the Chair of the Governance & Compliance Committee.

Michael Lavorato
Deputy Chair of Board
Michael as been a member of the Board since 2014 and in 2015 became Deputy Chair.  He is the General Manager of the Campbelltown Catholic Club.  Michael is a member of the Development Committee.

Paul Rodney
Mater Dei Company Secretary
Paul joined the Mater Dei Board in March 2011 and is also Chair of the Education Policy Committee.  Paul worked as the Assistant Director Education Programs at the Catholic Education Commission NSW before retiring.  He has also worked at the Board of Studies and held the position of HSC Chief Examiner and chair of the HSC Exam Committee and Syllabus committee during his time there.  Starting his career as a teacher in both systemic and independent Catholic Schools, Paul has a Masters Degrees in International Education Policy and Educational Research with First Class Honours from the University of Melbourne and he also holds a Doctor of Education.

Sherie Avalos

Sherie has been a member of the Board since 2016.  Sherie has 20 years experience in the Disability Sector as Executive Management.  She is the Chair of the Early Intervention Advisory Committee.

Mark Kofahl

Mark as been a member of the Board since 2013.  He is a Director of Macathur Disability Services.  Mark is a member of the Development Committee, the Governance and Compliance Sub Committee and the Foundation Management Committee.  

 

Daniel Kuchta

Daniel has been a member of the Board since 2013.  He is a partner of the firm Kelly Partners, Chartered Accountants and Director of Macarthur Disability Services.  Since May 2015, Daniel has been the Chair of the Audit & Finance Committee and he is also an Executive Member of the Mater Dei Foundation Committee.

 

David Taylor

David has been a member of the Board since 2012.  He is the General Manage of Dart West Developments and is the Executive Member of the Mater Dei Foundation Management Committee.

 

Trish Hedges

Trish Hedges joined the board in May 2018.  Trish is a manager at Family and Community Services and brings experience in the disability and community services field particularly in the field of delivery of child protection programs, early intervention and out of home care.   Trish is a past parent and was very active in various committees during her time at Mater Dei.   

Richard Drinnan

Richard joined the board in May 2018.  Richard is a partner at KPMG Wollongong and brings experience of finance, organisational risk and governance to the Mater Dei Board.  Richard has also held positions on other school boards and finance committees.  Richard joins the Finance and Audit Committee.