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Our Board

Meet our Board

The Board of Cooinda Benalla comprises of community members who hold skills and experience that provides strong governance across the organisation.

Doug Smith (joined 2011)
MIE Aust, CPEng.

Doug is qualified Civil & Municipal Engineer and a member of the Institute of Engineers Australia.  He is the Past president of Rotary Benalla and Benalla & District Memorial Hospital and a life member and past president of Benalla Apex.


Vice President
David Tallis (joined 2006)

David is a retired sales and marketing manager with Sustainability Victoria and a member of Rotary Benalla.




Vice President
Richard Rubia (joined 2015)
B.V.Sc, M.V.S.

Richard is a consultant/subject facilitator, Melbourne University Veterinary Facility, he works with Animal Health Australia and the Australian Federal Government, State Government and Hong Kong Government as a veterinarian.  He is also a member of Rotary Benalla.


Vicki Dosser (joined 2019)

Vicki is a mother of two and Director of Smith Dosser – Accountants & Business Advisers.  Vicki has worked in public accounting for 34 years. She has been Treasurer of the Benalla Business Network, Vice President of the Greta Valley Primary School.  Vicki is from the pioneer Handcock family of hop growers in Myrrhee district.


Maggie Fanning (joined 2019)
RN1, Grad Dip Ed

Maggie is a Registered Nurse with Grad Dip Ed who is currently Principal of EdSpace education and training centre, an independent specialist school in Benalla.
Maggie is also CEO of Capability Building Inc, who’s purpose is support families and people with a disability in our community.



Colin McDonald (joined 2002)
H.N.D. Mech. Eng. (UK) N.C.2.D

Colin is the past president of Cooinda, Rotary Benalla and is a Paul Harris Fellow.





Lis O’Halloran
RN1, Post GradDip in Health Promotion, Grad Dip Paediatrics
Lis currently employed by GOTAFE as Nurse Educator and continues to nurse clinically at Benalla Health.
She has worked within the health sector for 31 years, including Royal Flying Doctors Service, acute care, aged care, Royal Children’s Hospital Paediatrics and Community Health.
Lis is a mother of three children and lives on the family farm Warrenbayne West, established in 1870.













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