Melbourne, 11 December 2019: After almost five years as Chair and 27 years’ service to the Vasey RSL Care Board, Mr David Paroissien OAM FCPA AGIA, is stepping down and Mr Michael O’Meara OAM has been elected to the role.
Mike has served on the Vasey RSL Care Board since April 2015 and has a wealth of experience in the veteran health sector. Mike was Deputy Commissioner, Victoria, Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) from 2007 to 2012 and prior to that, he worked as Director Health and Client Services and as National Manager, Community Health, spending a total of 44 years with DVA.
Mike has served on the Board of the Weary Dunlop Foundation for 18 years and as Chair from 2012 to date. He has recently stepped down from Deputy President of the Board of Carry On Victoria, after serving on the Carry On Board for 4 years.
Mike was awarded an OAM in 2018 in recognition of his services to Veterans and their families and to the community of Kilsyth. In 2000 he received the centenary Australian Sports Medal for services to Australian Rules football.
Mike has used his professional experience on the Board’s Quality and Risk, Finance, and Audit sub-committees and will continue to do so as he takes over the Chair from David.
“I would like to extend our most sincere thanks to David for the significant contribution he has made to the organisation,” said Janna Voloshin, CEO. “David has served on the Board since Vasey RSL Care was formed in 2004, and served on the Board of Vasey Housing Victoria for twelve years prior to the amalgamation, a total of 27 years’ service to date. He has shared his expertise and worked hard to ‘Serve Those Who Served’ and we are very grateful to him.”
“I would like to congratulate Mike on his election to the Chair,” she continued. “Mike will be able to use his extensive knowledge and understanding of the ex-service community to help our organisation achieve its new Strategic Plan (2019-2021) as we continue to support existing and changing needs of our veteran and war widow populations. I look forward to working closely with Mike as we strive to provide the best possible service and support to the ex-service community.”