Staff & Board

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Staff & Board 2018-11-12T12:25:24+00:00


Heidi Prowse

Executive Officer

A woman of enormous capacity, tenacity and integrity, Heidi is a community leader with over 10 years’ transforming the NFP sector. Coming from a marketing and fundraising background, she founded Canberra’s 6500 Santa Speedo Shuffle and raised over $500,000 to support local families living with cystic fibrosis. Heidi has been recognised for her work as the 2017 ACT Young Australian of the Year and inducted into the ACT Women’s Honor roll in 2018.
Heidi drives the continuous improvement and sustainability of MIEACT programs and has a passionate for using technology to connect, engage and improve the lives of more Australians.

Megan Mills

Program Director

Megan is passionate about the use of education as a tool for change. For over ten years Megan has worked across the mental health, aged care and disability sectors. She has a Degree in Health Science, and a management and training background. Megan leads the design and delivery of MIEACT programs including the innovative development of No Labels a game changer in bullying prevention programs. 

Priya Chandra

Program Officer

Priya has worked in the community services industry for the past 8 years. She has been involved in youth and adult programming in both mental health and alcohol and other drugs bringing diverse experience and vast knowledge to the team. Priya was instrumental in the establishment of the Ted Noffs Street University, including program design and delivery. To compliment her experience Priya is currently completing degrees in both Social Work and Psychology.
Priya was already connected to MIEACT as a Casual Trainer delivering No Labels, Stress Better and the PTSD Program during 2018. Priya bring a strong base to work from and will support the key areas of her role in the recruitment, training, support and engagement of Volunteer Educators as well as to deliver MIEACT programs. 

Carisse Flanagan

Client Relations Officer

Carisse joins MIEACT with qualifications and experience in advertising, business development and stakeholder engagement. Her high level attention to detail and forward planning skills will contribute to her success supporting both Educators and Clients in the delivery of MIEACT programs. Further to this Carisse also brings creative expertise in TV & Film production, which will compliment MIEACT Digital Stories. 
Over the last 6 years Carisse has worked with the National Museum of Australia where she ran the Friends Membership program and more recently Tourism Development.

Kate Swain

Communications Officer

Kate brings to MIEACT experience across both the public and not-for-profit sectors in executive support, administration and communications (including event coordination). She holds a Bachelor in Media and Communications and Diploma in Photography with a suite of digital marketing expertise supporting her success to develop and implement the MIEACT communication strategy to multi-channel media.
Kate is also an advocate in the disability space and petitioned to improve access to Bondi Beach.

Bev Gow-Wilson


Bev brings extensive experience to MIEACT working with ACT Health and holding various positions at all levels and in senior management. With an MBA and project management and training qualifications Bev joins MIEACT as a short term Administrative Consultant and will provide tremendous support to the team through to Christmas. 


Ian McDermott


Simon Vierek

Vice President

Terri Warner

Secretary / Public Officer

Michael Konarzewski


Ordinary Members

Tessa Cleradin

David Bromhead

Kim Garretty