Ann Gibbs has been a Board Member since 2010. A long-time resident of Northam and married to Ian, Ann has been on many committees throughout her life.

Apart from raising 4 children and now being a grandmother to 12 grandchildren, and great grandmother of 2, Ann’s involvement in the following includes Rocky Bay Village contender in the Mrs Australia Pageant, Morby Cottage Management Committee Chairman for 15 years, a Penguin Public Speaking Club member for 15 years, A Charter member of the Inner Wheel Club of Northam Inc (32 years – now the Inner Wheel Club of Avon), Chairman of District A40 Inner Wheel Inc (State Level), 2011 Registrar for the Inner Wheel Australia Conference in Perth. Ann is also a Rotarian and has been honoured with a Paul Harris Fellow for her service to Rotary.



Secretary and Vice Chair

Trish Ellis was born and educated in Northam and, after moving away and returning several times, has now settled in town with her husband, Daniel, and two young children.

Trisha's work experience is largely in Local Government and the not-for-profit sector, now working in the legal sector.  Her current role complements the work of Share and Care and she is excited about the strategic growth of the organisation in recent years.

Trisha is passionate about ensuring access to high-quality services for all residents in the Wheatbelt.


Board Member

Attila Mencshelyi  – born and educated in Merredin married with 4 children and 10 grandchildren.

Regional Manager with the Department of Housing with 42 years’ experience in the housing sector and 5 years prior to this with the Public Works Department. Has worked in Merredin, Kalgoorlie Perth and Northam. While in Kalgoorlie/Boulder was a City Councillor from 1994 to 1999 and served on Boards of Goldfields Group Training and also Goldfields Independent Family Support Association.

Has been on Share & Care Board since 2009 , also on the board of Abilty Focus and Chair of the Wheatbelt Community Legal Centre and Wheatbelt Senior Managers Forum. Previously on Boards of Joint Venture Land Development Companies at Wellard, Brookdale and Sommerly.



Board Member

Jacqui Holmes has been teaching for over 20 years. A long time local of Northam she enjoys family (4 children and 14 grandchildren) and enjoys reading, spinning, bowls and crosswords.

Jacqui has served on the board of Share and Care Community Services for numerous years, and contributes with a compassionate, common-sense approach to all governance and strategic issues.



Board Member

Andrew Quin is a long-time Northam business-man with active interest and involvement in community services. Andrew joined the board in March 2016. He enjoys golf, agricultural studies, mountaineering and speed car racing. His friendly service and generous disposition is reflected not only in his shopping-centre business, but also throughout the community.


Board Member

John Klassek works in IT Support as well as in ministry.

Married with six children, John has a keen interest in archaeology, public speaking, ministry and short films.

As an active advocate for family and community issues, with governance and public experience internernationally, John is appreciative to share in the journey and leadership of Share and Care Community Services and the mission it represents.


Board Member

Berndine Heiderich joins the Board of Share and Care in 2017, bringing not only local expertise but also many years of community advocacy and involvement. Bernadine is mum to two children, and she enjoys water skiing, gardening and fine dining. More...



James Paxman As a local Northam resident James has a keen interest in supporting his local community and making a positive difference to improving the lives of those who may be disadvantaged or experiencing life challenges.

James has worked in the community sector for 15 years and is currently a lecturer in youth/community services work at CY O’Connor Institute. As a member of other peak community service bodies, James is aware of the major issues facing the community sector. Outside of work, James enjoys cooking, archery, socialising with friends and family as well as travelling.


David Gorham joined the Management Board of Share and Care in 1996 and has served as Treasurer, Vice Chairperson and Board Member since then. David worked tirelessly for the Share and Care Board for over 25 years, and retired in 2013. The staff and management mourn the loss of David after his recent illness, and express sincere condolences to his family. David's legacy lives on with the new Share and Care building which now carries David's name in perpetuity.