The Association



Our Work

The Aim of Meals on Wheels Association of Tasmania Inc is to advance the Association as a leading provider of community services including the provision of meals to people and their carers who have a genuine need of assistance.

More Than Just A Meal

  • We Nourish - A Meal delivered to your door. Nutritious Meals can be provided up to 7 days a week for short or long term periods. Services are flexible and can be stopped and started as required.
  • We Care - A safety and wellbeing check. Our trusted friendly staff and volunteers monitor the health and wellbeing of those they service and provide peace of mind for family members.
  • We Strengthen Communities - A service that brings people together. At a time when things are becoming more impersonal, we provide opportunities for people to work, volunteer and help in their own communities.

Our Board

Meals on Wheels Association of Tasmania Inc. State Board of Governance:s
President

Keith Simmonds

Keith has a Diploma of Business (Health Administration), Diploma of Health Inspection and undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in environmental health from the University of Adelaide. He has been employed by the South Australian Health commission and Northern Territory Health Department as an Environmental Officer and Policy Officer. Before retiring and moving to Tasmania Keith worked his own farm and was employed part-time as Environmental Health Officer for various councils in Northern Regional South Australia. He has served on number of environmental committees, including being the treasurer of a local Landcare group. He is currently President of the Eastern Shore Branch of MOW and has been a Board member since 2016.

Vice President

Beverley Fox

Bev was involved in the Association of Relatives and Friends of the Mentally Ill (ARAFMI) and served on their Board for 10 years - for a number of years as a Board member and a period as President. Bev spent nine years managing a family group home for children aged 0-18 years. She served as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels Kalgoorlie and assisted with the management of the Kalgoorlie/Boulder Volunteer Centre. Bev and her husband spent 2 years ministering in the Kimberley region. Bev is a volunteer with the Hobart branch and served on its committee until it was incorporated into MOW Tas and, since then, she has been on the State Board.

Treasurer

Charles von Stieglitz

Charles is originally from Evandale in the North of Tasmania. He moved to Hobart in 2010 to study at UTas. After graduating with a business degree in 2014 he joined Accru Hobart as an accountant, where he has now worked for 3 years. Outside of work he enjoys all things sport, particularly watching Hawthorn play. By becoming part of Meals on Wheels Charles hopes to support the local Tasmanian Community.

Secretary

Sue Williams

Sue is now retired but she trained as a teacher and has worked as a teacher, educator and trainer and later as manager and CEO – all with not for profit, non- government organisations. Sue is a born and bred Tasmanian but lived and worked in NSW for 18 years. She returned to Tasmania in 2006. She has been a Board member of the Sexual Assault Support Service for the past 10 years and served 5 of those as the Chair of the Board. She is also a qualified workplace trainer and assessor. Sue first encountered Meals on Wheels when she often accompanied her mother, who was a volunteer in the 1970s, on her runs. She was recruited as a Board member in 2013 and became Secretary in 2015.

Board Members

Diane Kelly

Diane has been involved with Meals on Wheels Tasmania for over 48 years – as a volunteer and as a support for the Client Services Officer in the North. She has joined the Board to represent the North and West branches of the organisation.

Louise Mollross

Louise is a Partner at Ogilvie Jennings, working as a Barrister & Solicitor since 1987. Louise specialises in Family Law but also has extensive experience in a broad range of Commercial Law matters, Conveyancing, commercial transactions and mortgages. She also works extensively in the area of Wills & Estates. Louise is appointed to act as an Independent Children’s Lawyer in the Family Court of Australia and as a Child Representative in the Magistrates Court. She has completed LEADR mediation training and AIFLAM mediation training. Louise is a member of the Guardianship and Administration Board.

Christian Street

Christian is also a lawyer with Ogilvie Jennings.

State Office

Finance Officer:
Kristy Blazely
Regional Manager (South)
Janine Garwood
Regional Manager (North)
Joanne Ring
Client Service Officer (North East)
Lesley Kellaway
Administration Officer
Alyssa Cowley

Media

In the spotlight
Our Board are always happy to provide interviews, and we can also put you in touch with individual service managers, volunteers and clients as well.