Become a Board Member

Windarring has a board with diverse members that have a mix of different skill sets, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences, and are representative of the communities we serve. We welcome applicants with diversity of professional and lived experiences to meet the current and future needs of the organisation. We are seeking expressions of interest from potential members with disability sector, fundraising and philanthropic experience.

Please contact the Chair, Dr Jan Mahoney via or call 03 5422 7001 if you wish to discuss becoming part of the Windarring Board.

The Board

Dr Jan Mahoney


Dr Jan Mahoney is currently President of Riding for Disabled Victoria, Secretary of Healesville Indigenous Community Services Association, Member of Dhelkunya Dja Land Management Board and the Consumer & Community Advisory Committee Kyneton District Health.

She has previously held board positions with Victorian Catchment Management Council, Parks Victoria, Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water, Woor Dungin Ltd, Mali Initiative, ACAS Ltd, the Grains Research and Development Corporation and the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation.

She had a long career in Agriculture beginning as a research scientist to executive roles in grains and dairy industries and as CEO of the Grainfoods CRC. She has worked with many organisations in the NFP sector assisting with strategic and business planning, policy development, performance management, mentoring, project development and implementation. She has worked in communities in Mali and in Cape York.

Her qualifications include BA, PhD, Grad Dip Business, Grad Cert International Health, Advanced Company Directors Diploma, FAICD, Associate Leadership Victoria.

Michael Rowland


B Comm (Melb) B Ed (La Trobe) Dip Ed (Monash) FACE FBEA

Mike works primarily in strategic review, training and planning related to organisational improvement typically with, but not limited to, organisations associated with education and education service provision, small businesses and community agencies. He is currently a director of Hickock International PL, Locim Group (Australia) PL, the Rowhobbs Corporation PL and is a Board member of Windarring. He was formerly Executive Director of National Curriculum Services PL.

Community interests include or have included:
-Past President Hanging Rock Racing Club
-Past President Kyneton Racing Club
-Past President Kyneton and Hanging Rock Racing Club
-Committee member, Kyneton and Hanging Rock Racing Club
-Chair, Kyneton Recreation Reserve Committee of Management
-Past Australia Day Ambassador for the Australia Day Committee (Victoria)

Mike is a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators (ACE) and a Fellow of Business Educators Australasia (FBE). He has farming interests in the Macedon Ranges Shire where he has resided for 32 years.

Chris Chaplin

Board Member

Chris has been living in the Kyneton area for over 40 years. He has extensive knowledge in the engineering and welding sector having worked all over Australia as a boiler maker. He is the owner operator of a business in Kyneton called Vintek.

Chris has been the longest serving member of the Disability Advisory Group for the Macedon Ranges Shire. He has lived with a disability for over twenty years having lost the use of his legs after an accident.

Stephen Feiner

Board Member

Stephen has been living in Woodend for the past 8 years. He retired from a position as Project Controls General Manager with a large multi-national mining company after a career of over 30 years, and working in many countries around the world. Duties included management of a large professional team, advocacy at all levels within the business, preparation and monitoring of standards and guidelines, as well as audit and detailed review functions.

Along with an engineering background, Stephen has a Bachelor of Business Management (Chisholm) and has been a member of a number of professional bodies.

Elvira Brown

Board Member

Currently a Doctor of Philosophy candidate through Victoria University. Previously Lecturer, Discipline of Midwifery & Women’s Health (formerly School of Nursing & Midwifery), Victoria University. Previous study Master of Nursing by Research, Victoria University, Bachelor of Applied Science (Advanced Nursing), Phillip Institute of Technology, Midwifery, Queen Victoria Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria