CRCS Board

The CRCS Board of Directors is a dedicated group of volunteers representing a broad cross-section of community interests.  The Board oversees the work of Capital Region Community Services and ensures accountability to the community, funding bodies and other stakeholders, and to all participants engaged with our service. Members of the CRCS Board:

  • Peter Henss, Chair
  • Peter Humphries, Vice Chair
  • Carolyn McPherson, Treasurer
  • Chris Ermacora, Secretary
  • Michael Pamphilon, Director
  • Catherine McCarthy, Director

Peter Henss - Chair

Peter has a desire to develop a skill set at a Board and governance level that builds on previous risk management, compliance and strategic thinking. An information technology specialist, Peter is excited to be able to serve on the CRCS Board and spend time contributing to his local community. Peter recognises the valuable work of CRCS in supporting the local community and feels a strong affinity to the organisations’ purpose and values.

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Peter Humphries - Vice Chair

Peter has been a social worker for forty years, having practised in the areas of mental health, rehabilitation and income support. Peter is now lecturing in Social Work at ACU in Canberra with a focus on teaching in mental health, working with families and community work. Peter is a strong supporter of community-based services and is eager to assist CRCS as it further strengthens its presence and capacity in our region.

Chris Ermacora - Secretary

Chris has over two decades of experience working in public sector organisations and offers strong analytical skills and evidence-based decision making. Chris has a proven track record in building collaborative teams and has guided strategic visions with both management and technical expertise.

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Carolyn McPherson - Treasurer

Carolyn is a qualified accountant and has served on a number of boards. Carolyn is excited to be able to contribute to her local community through her role on the CRCS Board.

Michael Pamphilon - Director

Mike has spent over 20 years working with small business, right up to global organisations, assisting them to adopt both technology and business practices to help them drive benefits for both employees and customers. Known for his passion focussing on innovation, productivity, and business insights, Mike is also a champion for equality, equity, and diversity, and commits time to advancing local technology businesses interests, including those from the Indigenous community.

Catherine McCarthy - Director

Catherine brings to the Board of CRCS a wealth of experience as a primary school teacher and solicitor. She has been employed by Charles Sturt University, for ten years, as a lecturer in policing studies and teaches at the Goulburn campus. She continues to undertake legal work, in a part-time capacity. Catherine is President of the Goulburn Quota Club which is a service organisation meeting the needs of woman and children.  Catherine is honoured to be a part of the CRCS organisation, by serving on the Board, and hopes to make a significant contribution to the organisation.

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