Joanne Guest – President
Joanne Guest joined the PEDAL Management Committee in 2010 and accepted the position of President in 2012. Joanne was originally trained in survey drafting and worked with Sydney Water for 14 years. Since then Joanne has lived and worked in schools for 22 years, including working with children supporting their academic disability provisions. She has a keen interest in supporting children with disabilities. Joanne is also currently running the Overseas Student area for The Armidale School, whose Headmaster is also Joanne’s husband Murray. They have two adult children and share their home with Ziggy, their Australian Terrier.
Ken Macdonald – Vice President
Ken is a retired Head Master and his daughter practices Occupational Therapy at PEDAL.
Marieta Burgess – Secretary
Marieta is a nurse at the Armidale Private Hospital, a past client’s Mother and co-owns Armidale’s leading engineering and building company Rossbuild.
Sue was a top Medical Record Administrator in Sydney before coming to Armidale where she managed an Allied Health Practice in Chiropractic Therapy. Her time these days is spent administering to PEDAL, attending to her six children’s offspring and gardening.
Ms Jane Guilfoyle
Jane joined the management committee of PEDAL in 2015. Jane has a Bachelor of Social Science Degree with honours and is currently completing her Masters of Social Work at UNE. She is the Manager of Communities for the Armidale and Dumeresq Shire Council. Jane has worked in both the government and non-government sector. Jane has vast experience in management and community development. Jane has a keen interest community capacity building and a particular interest in the role youth play in rural and remote communities.
Dr Omar Al Farooque – Treasurer
B. Com (Hons), M. Com, M. Economics, PhD, MIPA, CPA, CA
Dr. Omar is Discipline Head and Senior Lecturer at the University of New England Business School. He has wide experience in teaching accounting, finance and banking. His current teaching area is financial accounting. He is active in financial reporting, corporate governance and CSR research. He has a passion to work for non-for profit organisations voluntarily to make a contribution to the wider community.
Poh Woodland M.Sc. was a UNE Tutor, Armidale’s Bicentennial Coordinator and Council’s Public Relations Officer (1989-2012), retired to be involved in community voluntary work.
Min Seto brings over a decade of experience working in management positions in the Health and Community Services sector. She is passionate about social justice and working at the strategic level to drive change, all to provide better opportunities for marginalised people to reach their full potential.
Min has previously served on the Management Committees of Capricorn Citizen Advocacy and Bindarrabi Cooperative Village. She was a founding member of the Black Dog Ball Committee. She also served on the Capricornia Local Advisory Group responsible for the allocation of funding to local initiatives, and has been the Chairperson of Local, Regional and State networks.
Min is currently on maternity leave from her role in Service Development on the Senior Executive Team of Homes North Community Housing.