EPIC has a professional and committed Board who oversee our governance and strategic direction.
Wayne Lemke, Chairperson
Wayne is the Managing Director of PRD Engineering in Karratha and has been for the past 10 years. Prior to this role Wayne was an Operation Supervisor for United Goninan’s. Wayne has been living in the Pilbara since 1973 and still loves it. Wayne was previously the Chairperson of Pilbara Joblink for over 5 years and was appointed Chairperson of EPIC Inc in July 2015. Wayne is passionate about equity of access and opportunities for all people in the community and brings a wealth of business experience to the organisation.
Shanine Ryan, Vice Chair
Shanine is a Senior Human Resources professional working with an Australian-based Oil & Gas company covering Diversity and Inclusion. Her career encompasses time in the travel industry, retail, wholesale and airline services. Shanine is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), and has a Certificate IV Training & Assessment and a double Diploma of Business and Leadership and Management. Previous board experience includes being the inaugural Chairperson for the Ngarluma Tharndu Karrungu Maya Trust and a board member of Pilbara Joblink.
Jana Francis, Treasurer
Currently the Acting Principal Solicitor with the Pilbara Community Legal Service, Jana has worked with PCLS for the last two years. Prior to that, she worked in the private legal sector. Jana is interested in human rights law and has been working on her Masters in this area. She joined the EPIC Board because she has a passion for working within and supporting the not for profit community services sector in the Pilbara.
Leonie Hickson-Wood, Secretary
Leonie has recently joined our Board and her information will be added soon.
Lesley Misarz, Member
Lesley is a Literacy and Numeracy teacher at Karratha Senior High School. She moved to the Pilbara in October 2012 and has no plans to leave anytime soon. Lesley is a great source of local knowledge and connections, having completed her schooling in Karratha and she brings a high level of social capital to EPIC.
Cathryn Bell, Member
Cathryn has worked at the Water Corporation since moving to Karratha in 2008, and has recently received a Bachelor of Commerce from Curtin University. Currently raising a young family, Cathryn understands the work EPIC does is paramount to making the community a happy and healthy place for us all to live in.
Roz Brabazon, Member
Roz is a lecturer in Children’s Services at the Pilbara Institute. She has a background in financial governance, education and business management and brings valuable skills to the Board. Roz jumped at the opportunity to join the EPIC Board to collaborate with others to create and promote sustainable, supportive and inclusive local community service programs.
Beth Muller, Member
With several years’ work in the mental health and community support sector, Beth has taken on the role of Board member for EPIC to broaden her community experience. She has qualifications in training, has been a successful small business owner and worked in finance, hospitality and communications.