Malakai Tava

Founder and current President of Spinal Home Help. In addition to his personal experience of injury, recovery and life fulfilment, Malakai brings the accumulated experience of establishing Spinal Home Help and his previous career experience in project management to aid Spinal Home Help.

James Borman

Has over 20 years of experience in finance and in financial management roles both in Australia and the United Kingdom. James has earned a Bachelor of Commerce, a Bachelor of Economics, and is a Certified Practicing Accountant. He is currently working as a Commercial Analyst in Australia’s mining industry and brings valuable financial management expertise to the Board.

John Lockhart

John is the Executive Director of the Customer Engagement, Information, and Technologies Branch at the Department of Education. He has significant experience and a strong interest in the 1-to-1 Contemporary Digital classroom environment and how assistive technology can personalize learning and enhance equality and quality of life for those with a disability.

Previously, John served as the Queensland Director of the National Secondary Schools Computer Fund and as the principal of three large band 11 schools, including two P-12 dual campus colleges. His leadership and expertise were recognized when he was awarded Honorary Senior Fellow of the Australian Council of Education Leaders (ACEL) and the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) for Educational Leadership in 2009.
As a board member, John aims to utilize his commitment and technology focus to support SHH’s vision.

Lee Ng

With over two decades of professional experience as an occupational therapist, Lee brings a wealth of expertise in both therapeutic and consultative capacities. Specializing in rehabilitation, pain management, and occupational reintegration, he has consistently demonstrated a commitment to enhancing the lives of individuals facing disabilities. Lee’s extensive background is complemented by his ongoing dedication to an organization devoted to alleviating the isolation of young people with disabilities and fostering meaningful connections for them.