Ian Morgans, Member
Ian is the Environmental Strategy Manager for the Port Phillip & Western Port CMA. His work aims to make the Regional Catchment Strategy help many organisations collaborate in action and learning towards shared environmental goals.
Helen Corney, Member
Helen is a PhD candidate with RMIT University investigating biodiversity and amenity values of urban waterway corridors and the implications for environmental management. She is on the Committee of Management for the Burke Rd Billabong Reserve.
Philip Wallis, Member
Phil was a project officer with the Victorian Catchment Management Council. He brought a practical approach to working collaboratively, as well as deep expertise in using systems thinking and social research methodologies. With deep sorrow we note the passing of Phil early in 2018 and thank him for his legacy in establishing our network and its foundation principles. Vale Phil.
Irene Kelly, Member
Irene is the vice president of the Knox Environment Society. She is a co-founder of the Knox Gardens for Wildlife Program and is a strong community champion and mentor for the network.
Ray Ison, Member
Ray is Professor of Systems, The Open University, UK and a Director of the Systemic Development Institute Australia. He has made significant research contributions with practical application in fields of systemic governance, environmental decision making, natural resource management, and agricultural/food systems. His interests include: Where do people and their social needs fit within economics? How can local governance work for local people?
Teigan Allen, Member
Teigan Allen is a Senior Policy Officer in Victoria’s Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP). She has worked in biodiversity conservation and related fields in state government for 10 years, as well as in international NGOs and research institutions. Teigan is currently the policy lead for the Victorians Value Nature goal in the new State biodiversity strategy, Biodiversity 2037. This includes working across DELWP and with partners to help Victorians connect with and act for nature.
Nadine Gaskell, Chair
Nadine is the Biodiversity Coordinator at Knox City Council. Nadine worked with the Knox Environment Society to design and implement the highly successful Knox Gardens for Wildlife Program. Nadine is passionate about the value of urban biodiversity. She believes conservation of nature supports a happy, healthy and connected community and gardens for wildlife programs exemplify this.
Laura Mumaw, Program facilitator
Laura serves on the Victorian Environment Friends Network (VEFN) Committee. Her background includes scientific and executive roles in zoos/aquariums internationally and on boards responsible for environmental stewardship. Laura recently finished a PhD at RMIT about wildlife gardening and its role in building community capacity to care for local biodiversity and strengthen wellbeing. She is currently an RMIT postdoctoral researcher.