Welcome to Melba Support Services   Click to listen highlighted text! Welcome to Melba Support Services

Our People


Ben has been on the Board at Melba since September 2015 and was elected President in November 2017.

Ben holds a law degree and is a Chartered Tax Advisor (UK & Australia). He is a Partner at BDO Australia, and previously worked for large professional services firms in London and Singapore.

Ben was born in England and moved to Melbourne in 2008 where he now resides with his wife and four children. Ben’s interests include yacht racing and scuba diving.


Samantha joined the Karden Disability Services board in 2014. After the merger with Melba in July 2018 she joined the Melba Board. Samantha lives in Ballarat and has a Bachelor of Commerce. She runs her own businesses and has a background in both corporate and small business across a number of industries including retail, food, community and retirement living.


Michelle has a business degree (CPA) and a background in financial management, financial strategy, governance and project management. She has worked in variety of industries in Australia and several other countries. Most recently Michelle has been managing large scale change programs at La Trobe University. As a university student, Michelle worked with people with disabilities providing support.


Jan Calvert has been on the Board since 2000 and currently holds the role of Secretary. Jan is the mother of Miles who attends Melba Avenue Community Connections. Jan is a strong advocate for her son and others who attend the day service and has contributed in a range of consultation groups at Melba for over a decade.

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General Board Member

Daina joined the Karden Disability Services board in 2013 and has chaired the board since 2015.  After the merger with Melba in July 2018 she joined the Melba board.

Daina is a Director at AC Accounting & Business Solutions in Ballarat where she lives with her husband and two children.

She holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Computing.

General Board Member

Dominica joined the board in 2014. She is the principal lawyer of DST Legal, located in Abbotsford.


CEO (ex-officio)

Glenn Foard has worked in disability services for more than 15 years in both policy and service delivery roles. Prior to joining Melba he worked as an executive in the Department of Human Services, a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and in various roles in the non-government sector. He has served as a Board member of VCOSS, Disability Professionals Victoria (where he was inaugural Treasurer) and The Welfare Rights Centre (ACT). He is currently an elected State Committee member of National Disability Services and a ministerial appointee to the Disability Services Board. Glenn was also previously a Steering Committee member of the Eastern Disability Services Network. As well as his passion for working with people with disabilities, he has written over 20 books, reports, articles and conference papers on housing and homelessness. Glenn is a social worker and also has two post-graduate degrees in social policy and accounting. In 2013 he received a fellowship to study at Harvard University completing the Strategic Perspective in Non-profit Management program.

Senior Staff

Glenn Foard, Chief Executive Officer

Hayley Dean, Chief Outcomes Officer

Anneke Jurgens, General Manager Practice, Quality and Safeguards

Rachael Jones, General Manager Outcomes – Central Highlands and Wimmera

Kerrie White, General Manager Outcomes – Gippsland

Angela Quero, General Manager Outcomes – South

Aaron Fry, General Manager Outcomes – East

Sarina Bunnett, General Manager Support Coordination

Marsha Sheridan, General Manager Transfer of Government Services

Sasha Eden, General Manager People and Culture

Karen Wijsman, General Manager Finance

Glen Collins, General Manager Information and Communication Technology

Dave Glazebrook, General Manager Development

Kirsten Filmer, Executive Office Manager

For all enquiries, please contact 03 9212 0100

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