Michael Summers joined the board of Interchange Inner East in 2012. He has a longstanding interest in community-based services for people with disabilities and his work over the last 20 years has focused on ensuring that people with disabilities and their families get the assistance they need.
Michael has worked as a consultant, lecturer, evaluator, research fellow and public policy advocate.
Co Vice President
Carolyn Rowe joined the Interchange Inner East Board in August 2014. She has a background in Strategy and Marketing with sector experience in FMCG, professional services and higher education.Carolyn is currently the Director, Market Research and Analytics at Monash University. Carolyn is enthusiastic about making a difference to the organisations she works for and the lives of those affected by them.
Co Vice President
Janine is happily married with two daughters, one of whom has been participating in Interchange Inner East programs for nearly ten years.
Janine has a Post Graduate Certificate in Genetic Counselling and currently works in the learning support team at at school in Kew. As a parent, Janine has served on many committees, including Ashwood School Council and is a parent representative on the IIE Board.
Marco came to Australia in 2002 and is happily married with three young children. Marco is a Dutch Chartered Accountant and has held several position in Ernst & Young globally.
In the last seven years of his career he left the accounting profession to join ANZ bank, firstly as Head of Finance for the Wealth Division and now has in a leadership role in the operations area of the bank.
Jocelyn Geary joined the board of Interchange Inner East in 2012. As a mother of two young children, including a 7 year old daughter with Down Syndrome, Jocelyn was drawn to get more involved in a voluntary capacity and she has volunteered in governance roles at other NFP’s.
Jocelyn has a particular interest in ensuring practical and flexible high quality respite solutions are available to families to help families remain rested and resilient in their caring roles.
Eric joined the Board of IIE in 2015. As a U.S. trained corporate attorney he has held many senior legal positions and currently serves as the Deputy General Counsel of Live Nation Entertainment.
Since 2007, Eric has served as a director and President of the House of Blues Music Forward Foundation, a nonprofit that serves under-privileged youth by using music as the bridge to success.
Eric was admitted to practise law in Victoria in 2014 and is very pleased to be involved with an organisation of IIE’s impact and calibre. He moved to Australia in 2005 and lives in Melbourne’s inner-east with his wife and two children.
Geoff is a strategy consultant and senior leader with over 20 years experience in the global information technology and telecommunications industry.
He has extensive experience in strategy development and execution, transformation and change programs, business development, partnerships, major project governance as well as management of large professional services teams.
Geoff is qualified with B.E. (Hons) and M.B.A. and specific strategy qualifications. He has provided Board related advice and assistance to a range of organisations and not-for-profits.
Michelle Corby is a new member to IIE Board joining in 2016.
She is happily married with 2 teenage boys. Her youngest, Blake, is 15 years old, deaf and has severe cerebral palsy. He uses a wheelchair to get around and has a communication device to talk and loves to socialise.
Michelle’s background is in general nursing management, midwifery, medical sales and personnel recruitment for the healthcare industry. Currently she works in sales administration assisting her husband Nicholas who is a real estate agent with Collins Simms. Michelle is currently on school council at Belmore School which Blake attends and she has had other school council experience.
She is passionate to help support children and their families lead a fulfilling and satisfying life and reach their potential. With the NDIS now coming she sees great opportunities to improve our world for our families. “It is time to get involved and make the world how we want it to be.”