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Board Members

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.

Roshini Vohra

Treasurer of Spinal Home Help. She specializes in Accounting. She has a mixed background in Accounting, Finance, and Support Work. She has completed a Master in Professional Accounting. She has a certificate in Aged Care and has attained invaluable experience working in that industry. She has had experience in the private accounting industry and a few years in the higher education sector. She is known for her professionalism and a variety of past experiences in Accounting.

Catriona Callaghan

Has been involved with Spinal Home Help since its infancy in 2013 as a peer mentor supporting women with spinal cord injury (SCI). She is excited to be a new board member and hopes she can be of value with her 20 years of experience living with SCI.

Andrew Taylor

Qualified engineer with extensive experience in project management and the development of energy efficient commercial premises and modular buildings.

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

Previously, he was the Executive Director of Customer Engagement, Information and Technologies Branch, Department of Education. John has a great deal of experience and interest in the 1-to- 1 Contemporary Digital classroom environment and in how assistive technology can personalise learning and enhance equality and quality of life for those with a disability. As the former Queensland Director of the National Secondary Schools Computer Fund, he has been principal of three large band 11 schools. John was Awarded Honorary Senior Fellow of both Australian Council of Education Leaders (ACEL) and the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) for Educational Leadership in 2009. He joined Spinal Home Help (SHH) in 2018 as a board member and hopes to bring his commitment and technology focus to support the Vision of Spinal Home Help.

Shanti Das

Has a legal background and currently works as in-house legal counsel for a large private company, as well as serving as Treasurer and Executive Committee member for the Association of Corporate Counsel Australia’s Queensland Division and participation in various mentoring programs.

Sarah Florendo

Qualified lawyer specialising in corporate and commercial law. Sarah brings her expertise in corporate governance to assist Spinal Home Help in reaching its strategic goals and mission. Sarah has been active in the community sector in various roles, and now utilises her experience and commitment to promote and improve the welfare of people with spinal cord injuries.

Tarana Hyatt

Was Claims Manager in the Insurance Sector with over 14 years and a successful record of delivering exceptional customer experience in Australia and India. She is a great team player and excellent performer with demonstrated abilities to face challenging situations and solve complex situations. She has a hands-on working style with great work ethic, always willing to undertake new challenges and tasks and is always dedicated to excellence.