Our Board

Hartley Lifecare has a voluntary Board of Management which consists of people with a wide range of experience including; disability and other community services, business and public administration.

The Board is composed of:

Elected Client Representative (a person with disability receiving support from Hartley)

Elected Board members from the general membership

Appointed Board members appointed by the Board Chair

Current Board Members

Lisa Keeling – Chair
Lisa joined the Board in August 2010. Lisa is a corporate lawyer with considerable experience advising public and private sector clients on a range of complex contractual arrangements, including the allocation of risk. Lisa has been involved with Hartley since she frst participated in the Cycle Challenge in 2006 and was appointed Deputy Chair in 2018.

Darren Box - Deputy Chair
Darren is the Chief Financial Offcer at the Australian Federal Police. He joined the Hartley Board in January 2019. Darren has signifcant experience in the public sector, having worked as a senior offcer in various roles across government departments in Australia and the UK. He has served as a member on a number of audit committees and now feels privileged to support the Hartley team.

Benjamin Battisson
Benjamin is the principal of nossittaB Consulting. He has a rare combination of public, private and not-for-proft experience acquired over 20 years working within government as well as consulting to public and private sector organisations and other roles within community organisations. He has participated in the Cycle Challenge since 2002. Benjamin is supporting Hartley to help build the management and leadership capability of our staff.

Peter Brown
Peter is a manager in the Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department. Prior to this he was a police offcer for 18 years with the Victorian Police, resigning as an Inspector. Peter is active in the disability sector and heavily involved with Sailability ACT. Peter’s daughter utilises Hartley’s respite services.

Terrence Gallagher
Terry has had a long association as a coach with the ACT Electric Wheelchair sports team. He joined the Hartley Board in 2008 and was a senior public servant prior to retiring in 2009. Terry has a son with cerebral palsy who receives Assistive Technology support and respite from Hartley.

Katherine Crichton
Katherine joined the Hartley Board in February 2019. She is a marketing and communications specialist with signifcant experience in the public, private and notfor-proft sectors, working in both small start-ups and large organisations. Katherine is passionate about her role as a Hartley Board member and looks forward to participating in a future Cycle Challenge.

Anthony Vincent
Anthony joined the Board in 2015. He has been associated with Hartley since 1974 in many roles. He is a client at Hartley and has previously been an Ambassador for the Cycle Challenge. Anthony is a Client Representative on the Hartley Board.

Jenni Vincent
Jenni has worked for various Commonwealth and ACT Government departments and began working as an IT consultant in 2000. Jenni is also a Board member with Advocacy for Inclusion, her focus is on improving life opportunities and care for people with disability.

Established in 1962, Hartley Lifecare (Hartley) is a Canberra-based not-for-profit organisation providing supported accommodation for people with disability, their families and carers. Originally established to provide a learning facility and therapy support service for children and adults, Hartley has grown extensively to support clients in over 30 homes across the ACT. Over the last six decades, families have grown to rely on and trust Hartley to deliver high quality, person centred support.

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