Meet Our Board:

Chris Gary

My Way Community Alliance Board of Directors Acting Chairman

Chris has expertise as a tax lawyer and financial planner; he championed many business consulting, financial inclusion, and information technology access practices.

After more than 30 years of experience in the disability Services, Chris authored many social research, and the first asset building book for people with disabilities.

He also serves on the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund Board and has been recognized by numerous organizations, including the centre for Economic Development, National Disability Services, and centre for Financial Independence and Innovation for his financial inclusion work.

Chris is a member of the American Red Cross National Diversity Advisory Council and works closely with national and local disaster and first responders to ensure disability inclusion in America’s emergency preparation, response, and recovery efforts.

Chris is a competitive tri-athlete and ever-hopeful New Jersey Cubs fan. His love of travel and golden retrievers (and his necessary pursuit of the ultimate vacuum) competes for his spare time.

Mark Tan

My Way Community Alliance Board of Directors Vice – Chairman

Mark Tan has been an active contributor to My Way Community Alliance Inc. since it’s infancy in the areas of planning and marketing, although he also helps out with other areas of the operation.

Mark’s relevant area of expertise in this role is based on his work at a university guild where he specialises in welfare and advocacy based on university policy. While most of his clientele are Postgraduate students and International students, he also works with many students with disabilities and mental health issues.

Mark has a broad base of knowledge and life experience based on his past activities, which include serving in university committees, teaching at a local church, volunteering as a State Emergency Service volunteer, being a Project Clerk in the military, and holding planning roles in the committees of various social justice centred organisations.

Mark holds three degrees from the University of Western Australia, namely a Bachelor of Science majoring in Genetics, a Master of Infectious Disease, and a Master of Philosophy. He also has a Diploma in Christian Counselling.

He spends his free time on church activities, exercising, and on various online projects such as the Granite Fitness blog and Solutions 4 Me. He would describe himself as an all-rounder with a wide repertoire of skills.

Charles Salah

My Way Community Alliance Board Projects and Grants Development consultant

Charles is a current Board Member of the Federation of Equatorian Community Associations in Australia (FECAA) and a Director for Relief and Development (FECAA). Prior to this, Charles was a board member for Hepatitis Council of WA Inc.

Charles has developed an extensive experience over a decade in community engagement and work and not for profit sector mainly working with refugees and migrants. Charles is the current Chairperson of the Equatorian Community Association of WA Inc.

Charles has also worked in different roles in Federal Government Department of Health. Charles started in 2011 as a Graduate Officer with Department of Health in Canberra. He later on became a policy officer, Aged Care Policy, Departrment of Health, Canberra prior to moving to WA to take up a Senior Project Officer position, Department of Health , WA State Office.

Charles went on to work as Grant Officer, where he worked on a range of programs such as Indigenous Primary Health, Mental Health, Refugee Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs and later on Health Work Force. Charles went on to become a Funding Arrangement Manager at the Community Grants Hub, Department of Social Service.

Qualifications:

Master in Health Management, Master in International Public Health (UNSW)

  • Graduate Diploma in Public Health (ECU)
  • Certificate (Government)
  • Certificate in Leadership and Governance
  • Bachelor of Science (Health Promotion), Curtin University
  • Higher Diploma (Orthpaedics), Mulago Paramedical Schools (Uganda).

Amina Abdul

Board Member – Community and Stakeholder Engagement Officer

Amina has brought lots of skills and knowledge in the area community development, high level partnerships and networks across many community projects in Melbourne, Victoria, as well in Perth Western Australia.  She has in-depth expertise in engaging the community in meaningful dialogue, including through social media, to achieve optimal community outcomes.

In addition, Amina will bring into My Way Community Alliance wealth of knowledge in social research, and will keep abreast best practice social planning principles and engagement of community.

Amina will closely evaluate and monitor social research and policies, and will advise My Way Community Alliance Board president and members accordingly.

You can reach us by Email: admin@myway.org.au

Contact My Way Community Alliance and speak to our professional team members about our Disability and NDIS Support Services. We have a wide range of community based support services to help people get back on their feet and make their life more meaningful. Discuss with out Board about how we can help you with mental health, youth support, disability support, ndis and elderly support services in Perth.