The Board of Management is responsible for the governance of the organisation, providing leadership and strategic direction, accepting responsibility for the organisation by overseeing and monitoring and setting the direction through the strategic plan, policies and procedures.
The Board of Management delegates the day -to-day management to the CEO. The Board of Management is accountable to the membership ensuring that the organisation produces results, remains solvent, and complies with all of its legal, financial, and ethical obligations.
The current BOM comprises the following:
- Geraldine Burgess (Chairperson)
- Marnie Alefosio (Deputy Chairperson)
- Deenie Gumina (Secretary)
- Bruce Jorgenson (Treasurer)
- Damien Miles
- Emma Dumbrell
- Suzette Baumgarten
The PCLS Staff and the Board of Management are confident that despite issues associated with the rapid growth of the region, they can continue to demonstrate excellence in terms of governance, program and service delivery to empower the people of the Pilbara to effectively manage their lives in relation to personal and family conflict, legal issues, mortgage and financial stress, unemployment, homelessness and family and domestic violence.
The PCLS employs a range of staff including lawyers, social workers/counsellors such as financial counsellors and tenancy support workers.
The most rewarding aspect for our PCLS Staff and the Board of Management is helping people through difficult and complex situations and dilemmas. The PCLS is unique because it provides all the support needed within the one organisation so the client is not going on a referral roundabout. It is impossible to plan for when many legal issues may arise. People do not budget for legal fees for issues like marriage breakdown, eviction or debt problems. However, PCLS ensures that every person can access the law regardless of their financial situation, social circumstances or geographic location.