Our People

The Koorana team is made of a team of highly skilled professionals, from a range of social and cultural backgrounds, who are committed to supporting children and their families. We promote an atmosphere that is welcoming and which embraces diversity and inclusiveness.

Koorana’s Board of Directors

As a community owned, not for profit organisation, Koorana is run by a Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for the governance of Koorana and the delivery of our strategic plan.

Board membership is voluntary and is made up of four executive positions (President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary) and non-executive positions.

Board members bring with them specific professional expertise in finance, IT, property, education, human resources, law and not for profit management.

To ensure due diligence, four subcommittees have been added to the general Board structure which focuses on key areas such as client feedback, risk management, governance and performance, and finance.

Rodney Timm - President Koorana Board

Rodney Timm

President 2017 – Present

Rodney Timm joined the Koorana Board in 2016. Rodney has in excess of 30 years’ experience in the construction and real estate industry and has been involved in property and facilities management, valuation and development. He has provided consultancy services to both the property funds management and the corporate real estate sectors.

Allan Laurie - Vice President Koorana Board

Allan Laurie

Vice President 2017 – Present

Allan is an executive search consultant with a background in business analytics, operational performance talent identification/ assessment/ attraction, business development and government advisory. He consults to a group of diverse businesses in the Local, State and Commonwealth Government, infrastructure, heavy engineering, agriculture, education, health, social purpose and the cultural sectors.

Sandra Angel Secretary Koorana

Sandra Angel

Secretary 2014 – Present

Sandra, Principal of Earlwood Public School, has a passion for serving the community and working together with families to ensure equality and opportunity. Her vision is that all children have access to the best possible opportunities to grow and develop to become positive contributors to society. Sandra’s interest in Koorana’s Board supports her commitment to fostering strong community relationships.

Sujeet Jena Non-Executive Director Koorana

Sujeet Jena

Non-Executive Director 2018 – Present

Sujeet Jena is a senior finance and audit executive with career highlights from global professional services, the community sector and academia. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Fellow of Chartered Accountants of India. Sujeet is also the president of an Australia-wide cultural community organisation. He joined the Board in 2018.

Syed Ammar Hasan Treasurer

Syed Ammar Hasan

Treasurer 2008 – Present

Syed Ammar Hasan came to know about the work of Koorana when his children attended one of the Supported Playgroups. Syed is the Senior Financial Accounting Manager at Toll Contract Logistics and brings with him a wealth of knowledge on best practice financial reporting. Syed has influenced Koorana’s development of financial procedures. He is married with two children.

Lisa Giacomelli  Non-Executive Director Koorana

Lisa Giacomelli

Non-Executive Director 2018 – Present

Lisa brings significant commercial acumen having held senior executive positions in the ‘for purpose’ sector, as a business consultant and in local government – where she engaged on a professional level with Koorana. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Social Science and a Bachelor of Law and has a particular interest in social policy and planning, organisational strategy, communications and stakeholder relations.

Morgan Fitzpatrick - CEO Koorana

Morgan Fitzpatrick

Chief Executive Officer 2020 – Present

Morgan joined Koorana in February 2020. Morgan is passionate about assisting children and families to thrive through services, supports, thought, leadership and advocacy. Morgan has broad experience working across a range of social service sectors including youth, disability, mental health, out-of-home care, adoption, residential, homelessness and aged care. Morgan is a Graduate and Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has a Masters Degree in Couple and Family Therapy. 

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