Board of Directors

Jon Mamonski – Chairperson
MCom, BBusMark

Appointed to BKS Board in May 2017

Jon has significant experience in communications, community relations and marketing.  As an accredited technology journalist, Jon writes regularly for Provincial Media and appears weekly on local radio.

Tara Paatsch
BA, LLB

Appointed to BKS Board in May 2017

Tara is a lawyer with over 10 years of experience in professional practice. Tara has extensive experience in family law and litigation. Tara was a Board Member of Geelong Kindergarten Association prior to joining both the Bethany Community Support Board and the Bethany Kindergarten Services Board. Tara currently works as a Senior Associate in Family Law with a local law firm. Tara also has three young children.

Karen Lane
PhD; BA Hons

Appointed to BKS Board in September 2019

Karen is an Honorary Research Fellow at Deakin University.  Her research areas include: Mothering, Migration and Social Inclusion; Sociology and Politics of Maternity Care; Theories of Knowledge and Power; and Public Policy Analysis.

Anthea Whan
M. Inter. & Comm Dev, Dip AICD, BCom

Appointed to BKS Board in February 2020

Anthea has 7 years’ experience working and living in remote Aboriginal communities in the NT and WA, and 1 year working in the Pacific in Community Development.  She is skilled in program management and design in early childhood, youth and family support programs and have worked across private and community sectors, and is currently working for Save the Children.

Guy Le Page
(BKS Parent Advisory Group Representative)

Appointed to BKS Board in June 2019

Guy is the CEO and founder of a start-up business, built up over the past 3 years from working solo to employing nearly 100 people. Guy did this with an ethos of creating win-wins for all stakeholders, with an efficiency-focussed and agile business model.

Grant Boyd – Chief Executive Officer / Company Secretary
BA(Ed), Grad Dip Sp Ed, Grad Dip Child Adol Psych, GAICD

Appointed to BKS Board in May 2017

Grant Boyd is the CEO of the Bethany Group comprising Bethany Community Support Inc. and Bethany Kindergarten Services Ltd.

Prior to joining Bethany, Grant worked extensively in the not-for-profit, government and private sectors in the fields of education, community services, disability and health where he has held practitioner, leadership and consulting roles. Grant is also currently the President of the Early Learning Association of Australia.