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 worked in community development for 18 years, including 7 years’ working and living in remote Aboriginal communities in the NT and WA, and 1 year working in the Pacific.  Anthea is skilled in program management and design in early childhood, youth, family support and community based programs and has worked across private, local government and community sectors.

Zane Vail
B.Comp (Info Systems); Dip Proj Mgmt; Grad Cert Bus Admin

Appointed to BKS Board in February 2021

Zane specialises in Technology solution design and project management.  Zane has over 14 years’ experience in the health and aged-care sectors supporting numerous organisations such as Barwon Health and Epworth Health Care in Technology Leadership roles.  Zane enjoys keeping active through sport and spending time with his family.

Helen Kostiuk
MA (Org Comms), Grad Dip (Org Comms), Dip Arts (Journalism)

Appointed to BKS Board in February 2021

Helen has held a number of senior management roles in communications, marketing and stakeholder management across a range of sectors including not for profit, local and state government and the health sector. Helen is currently also Board Member of the Victorian Disability Services Commissioner and was a founding Board Member of Creative Geelong. 

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.