121 - 179 Greigs Rd, Truganina VIC 3029



Role of the Board

The Board is the governance arm of Edmund Rice Community & Refugee Services, and is responsible for ensuring the well-ordered operation of the services offered by ERCRS, particularly the tutoring and learning support programs.

Particular functions of the Board include:

  • Planning and approving the programs offered
  • Writing and approving policies
  • Drawing up, approving an annual budget
  • Monitoring income and expenditure throughout the year, in line with the budget
  • Applying for and acquitting Grants
  • Receiving and answering correspondence
  • Performance appraisals of staff
  • Advertising for, interviewing and appointing new staff


  • This Board is composed of up to 10 voting members and 1 non-voting member.
  • Board representation is aimed at ensuring gender balance as well as striving to represent the different groups that are part of the ERCRS fabric.
  • Four sub-committees of the Board operated throughout the year. These sub-committees were : Executive, Policy, Finance, and Grants

Board Sub-Committees

Four sub-committees of the Board operate between Board Meetings. Each Board member volunteers to be a member of one of the sub-committees:

Sub-Committees are:

  • Executive committee
  • Policy Committee 
  • Finance Committee
  • Grants committee 

ERCRS Board Members

The Board Members in 2017 are:

  1. Dr. Denise Goodwin (Chair) DipT (SCV-ICE), BEd (Phillip), GradCertRE (ACU), GradDipRE (ACU), MA (Theol) (ACU), PhD (ACU)
  2. Mr. Biong Biong  (Manager) BCom Econ. (Griffith), MA-FinBan(Swinburne
  3. Mr. John McKenna BA(Monash), BEd(Melb), Grad. Dip.Ed. Admin, TPTC
  4. Ms. Liz Kofoed BA, BSc, J.D, A.MUS.
  5. Br. Trevor Gibbons BSc (Melb) Dip Ed
  6. Dr. Teresa De Fazio
  7. Ms;Christina Utri
  8. Ms.Stacey Elliott
  9. Mr.Joe Aguilus