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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 primarily is a mother of two daughters; and is also a Director of Smith Dosser – Accountants & Business Advisers.  Vicki has worked in public accounting for 34 years commencing her sole practitioner practice in Perth, WA in 1991.  She has been the Treasurer of the Benalla Business Network, Council Member & Vice President of the Greta Valley Primary School amongst other community work.  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.



Felicity Hartridge (joined 2019)

Felicity is an electorate officer for Steph Ryan MP State Member of Parliament for Euroa District.  She has worked for state and federal members of parliament, Department of Sustainability & Environment and as a lawyer, past president of the Benalla and District Preschool Partnership Inc and is a volunteer coordinator for Benalla junior tennis and a mother of three children.


 Diane Martin (joined 2014)

Diane is a former team leader of the Aged & Disability Services/Family & Children’s Services for the Benalla Rural City.  She is also an Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Program graduate.




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.




Rob Roach (joined 2014)

Rob is the president of the Benalla/Euroa/Violet Town Legacy branch.  He is also a member of the Community Planning Project Steering Committee and the Australian Coordinator of Peru Luz de Esperanza (2008 – 2013).












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