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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.

Luc Klein

Has over 20 years of experience in governance, risk, compliance and business resilience in Australia and Europe. Having cofounded and operated a boutique risk management consultancy in Melbourne for a number of years in the early 2000s, Luc moved back to his native the Netherlands before moving back to Australia in 2013 and has since called Brisbane home. He has worked in both first and second lines of defence, in a wide range of industries, including government, financial services, energy and information and communication technology.

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.

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.

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.

Kate Worthington

Kate is a qualified Occupational Therapist with experience in aged care, acute medical & the disability sector.

Kate has previously volunteered with SHH which has given her an insight into the organisation’s core values & purpose.

Kate also comes to the SHH board with her own unique experience of living with a physical disability.