Helen Lewin, President of NCJWA Vic, joined the Board in 2016 and currently chairs the governance committee. With qualifications in law and more than 25 years’ experience in law, privacy practice and corporate compliance Helen brings a breadth of perspectives to dealing with privacy protection and information governance issues. Formerly, Deputy Privacy Commissioner (Victoria) and Chief Privacy Officer and Head of Corporate Compliance at Telstra Corporation, Helen now works as a lawyer and privacy consultant. Like other board members, Helen is passionate about the advancement of women and girls in the Jewish and broader communities. Helen is also currently completing the Institute of Community Director’s Diploma in Business (Governance).
Judy Hacker, Vice President of NCJWA VIC, joined the Board in March 2017 as a co-opted member and was elected to the Board in August 2017. Judy is a senior marketing executive with over thirty years' experience in management, marketing and strategic planning. She is an experienced board member, currently serving on the board of Women’s Health Victoria and as the consumer invitee to the Cabrini Health Board. Since joining the Board Judy has made a very real impact putting her professional skills in marketing to good use for the organisation.
Lesley Ber, Treasurer, joined the Board in 2019, a qualified Chartered Accountant as well as an MBA graduate with a Diploma in International Tax. Lesley has 15 years banking experience ranging from general banking internal auditing to specialist treasury bank auditing. She is an experienced structured financier and has implemented domestic and cross border lending structures. She has worked in South Africa, the United Kingdom and Australia in various other roles as well as having been a tax examiner for the South African Institute of Bankers as well as a university Accounting lecturer. Lesley has always been passionate about women’s issues and the advancement of girls and women in our society, particularly in the areas of education and welfare. Lesley is a member of the Finance Committee.
Sally Davis, Secretary, a lawyer by profession, trained mediator and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, is a Board Observer and a member of the Finance Committee. Having also worked extensively in the financial services industry for over 20 years, focusing on dispute resolution and the identification of systemic issues, Sally is currently the General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of committees that monitor codes of practice in the financial services sector. Her role includes oversight of work plans and budgets for five independent Committees and extensive experience with regulators, industry, consumer groups and other stakeholders. Sally is passionate about providing community assurance and ensuring continuous improvement and brings those passions to the Board and the Governance & Risk and Finance Committees.
Additional Board MembersAnna Serry brings a background in commercial law as well as in public interest law to her role on the Board of NCJWA VIC. Anna joined the board in 2016 and has had an immediate impact as a member of the Governance Committee and the Development Committee. Anna has also been pivotal working as a liaison between the board and the younger group of women who formed the ‘Celebrating 90’ committee.
Karen Stock is a social worker by profession and brings a diverse range of experience in property development and in community fundraising to her position on the Board of NCJWA VIC. Karen has a long history of community work, as a Court Networker in the County Court, former Vice President of Mount Scopus Memorial College, mentor with the Jewish Care Adolescent Program for High Achievers and a Caring Mum (to name a few of her roles). Karen is an ambassador and a volunteer for our affiliate Unchain My Heart and is currently the Chair of our Building Committee.
Ann Wollner is a practising lawyer and clinical child psychologist and a Research Fellow at Victoria University. She has a doctorate in Psychology and special interests in family violence, international child protection and education. Ann has a strong commitment to the Jewish and broader communities having served as the President of Mount Scopus Memorial College and being involved in Unchain My Heart, Maccabi Victoria, the Ayslum Seekers Resource Centre and the JCCV Youth Alcohol Project, among many others. Ann has been a member of the NCJWA VIC Board since 2014 and is on the Finance, Building and JAM sub-committees.
Kate Mohr is a Director of the Murdoch Children’s’ Research Institute and Chair of its Development Board, and founding member of the United States Development Board. With a Bachelor degree in Arts and Law from Monash University, Kate practiced commercial law and specialized in workplace relations law before heading to an in-house role as Legal Counsel for Swinburne University. Her legal expertise is currently focused on advising Bodycare Workplace Solutions, a workplace injury, health and safety consulting firm. Kate’s greatest passion is her family and much of her time is devoted to her 3 sons. Kate is also a passionate supporter of many charities and not-for profits and has been involved in a hands-on capacity over the years including sitting on the board of Kids in Philanthropy and event planning for Mt Scopus and the Jewish Museum of Australia.
Lila Raskin is a Chartered Accountant and Director in PwC’s Financial Assurance practice with 13 years experience including a two year secondment to PwC’s Zürich office. She has been a member of NCJWA Vic’s Finance Committee for the past year. With a Bachelor of Commerce from Melbourne University, Lila brings technical accounting knowledge, financial governance and acumen as well as experience in senior stakeholder management from her role leading projects in the private sector. Lila is a proud member of the Melbourne Jewish community and is passionate about women’s issues and diversity and advocating for gender equality. She has been an active member of her Business Unit’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and acted as a role model to and advocate for young female professionals. Lila is has been elected to the Board in August 2020, having previously been a co-opted member filling a casual vacancy. She is also a member of the Finance Committee which she joined the previous year.