Committee Of Management

Our Committee Management Team

The MCCCC Committee of Management (CoM). The CoM is predominately made up of parents and guardians of children who attend the services that are passionate about the community. It is a voluntary role but the MCCCC structure requires it to be in place to operate. The critical role of the CoM is to set the strategic direction of the service and to influence change across the organisation.

Chalini Gunawardana

Chalini Gunawardana is a finance professional currently heading up the Operations and Finance functions at a health and technology startup that helps connect NDIS participants with services. Her family has attended Tinning Street for 4 years with her eldest Isaac finishing up to start school this year and youngest Amaya still attending the service. She has been on the committee for just over 2 years and is currently the Chair and Treasurer.

Imogen McBain

Imogen McBain is the General Manager – Human Resources at Dairy Australia, a for-purpose organisation supporting the profitability and sustainability of dairy farming. She has previously worked in a variety of industries including engineering, consulting, media/technology and property development. Imogen has two kids (Mack and Percie) and was previously a parent at Dunstan Reserve. 

Christine Francis

Christine Francis is a professional photographer featured regularly in international interiors, architecture and design publications. Her son Max joined the Tinning Street family in 2020 and her youngest Lenny starts at Dunstan Reserve this year. Christine has been a member of the committee since November 2020 and is currently the Vice Chair.

Hannah Badland

Hannah Badland is a Professor in public health at RMIT, and has an interest in children, inequities, and, how neighbourhoods shape family wellbeing. She’s been part of the Tinning Street family since 2017,with a son currently in the Centre.

Eleanor Madden

Eleanor Madden is an insurance litigation lawyer specializing in professional indemnity. Eleanor and her husband Andrew have a 3 year old son Alfie who attends Mitchell St. Eleanor is currently on parental leave with new baby boy Rupert, 6 weeks. Eleanor has been on the committee since November 2020 and enjoys the opportunity to learn about the sector, meet a diverse range of talented and friendly fellow parents and give back to MCCCC.

Imogen Jubb

Imogen Jubb works on innovative climate solutions, with a background in education and
science communication. She was elected Board Member of Climate for Change and the Australian Energy Foundation and is currently on the board of Women’s Environmental Leadership Australia.

Naomi Service

Naomi Service is a public sector lawyer who currently works at the Disability Worker Commission and has previously held leadership roles at Victoria Legal Aid and the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission. She specialises in governance and accountability for public sector organisations. Naomi and her partner Lucy have two kids, Ben and Ari, at Mitchell St.

Madeleine Pieper

Madeleine Pieper is an Environmentally Sustainable Development Officer at Moreland
Council. Working with community and developers so new buildings in Moreland save energy and water and cost less for occupants to run. Her daughter Jasmine attends Tinning Street.

Siobhan Hannan

Siobhan Hannan is a kindergarten teacher with over 20 years experience in Brunswick and Coburg and also lectures in early childhood education and mentors language programs through FKA. She is on the VIT Council and AEU EC Council. Her connection with MCCCC goes back to Tinning Streets beginnings as Turkish Community Childcare, founded by friends. She served several terms on the committee during the years her 3 children attended. Siobhan’s grandchildren are now attending community childcare and she is very pleased to have the opportunity to share her knowledge of the sector and support MCCCC on the committee.

Kate Jones

Kate Jones works with Red Cross International Programs in various roles including child protection, reuniting refugee children with their families and child sexual abuse prevention programs. Her daughter attended Tinning St and will be attending Rose St in 2022.

Josh Underhill

Josh Underhill is a corporate lawyer at Australia’s sovereign wealth fund, and a committee member at RSPCA Victoria. His daughter attends Mitchell St. Josh is the Secretary of the Committee of Management and enjoys the opportunity to contribute to the MCCCC community.

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Our Happy Families

Both of my daughters have attended Mitchell Street and loved it there. When my second daughter started, the family grouping allowed my older daughter to be with her as she was adjusting to the new space. It was good peace of mind to know that they had each other during the day whilst I was working.

- Michelle, Tinning Street

Both of my daughters have attended Mitchell Street and loved it there. When my second daughter started, the family grouping allowed my older daughter to be with her as she was adjusting to the new space. It was good peace of mind to know that they had each other during the day whilst I was working.

- Michelle, Tinning Street

News & Events

MCCCC sleeps at the G

It was that time of year again when an enthusiastic group of MCCCC educators participated in Melbourne City Mission’s Sleep at the G. Sleep at the G is now in its seventh year and raises much needed funds for Melbourne City Mission, who support more than 5,000 people experiencing…

Sustainability at CERES

On Tuesday 26 March 2019, MCCCC hosted a sustainability information session at CERES. Over platters of delicious finger food provided by the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, attendees heard speakers from CERES, Moreland Energy Foundation Limited (MEFL) and Scienceworks. Topics included…

MCCCC childcare vacancies

MCCCC has a number of vacancies at its Dunstan Reserve centre (Everett Street, Brunswick West) in the three to four-year-old age group. MCCCC offers an integrated kindergarten program delivered by fully qualified kindergarten teachers. School-readiness is a major focus of the kinder…

The Moreland SCCCCoop Issue 3

Welcome to the third issue of our new E-NewsletterThe Moreland SCCCCoop! I say it every year around November, but honestly, where has the year gone?! I know many of our families feel the same way. Christmas festivities are only around the corner and before we know it some of our…