Board, Reports & Policies

CPEC is an incorporated organisation (as of 8 May 2001) with income tax exempt (ITEC) status and deductible gift recipient (DGR) status with the Australian Tax Office.


Annual Report 2017

Financial Report 2016

Key Policies & Forms

CPEC Feedback Form

CPEC Complaints Form

Complaints Policy

Privacy Policy

boardBoard of Management

CPEC’s Board of Management is comprised of a majority of parents whose children attend our Centre. We consider this important as it ensures our organisation’s direction always remains relevant to the people we support.

Chairperson: Tom Kennedy

Tom is currently employed as an IT Team Leader for the National Australia Bank and has spent 30 years working within the banking industry for the National Australia Bank as an IT specialist, as well as undertaking various other roles in customer banking. Tom holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting).  Tom’s daughter, Brooke, has early onset generalised dystonia and has attended CPEC’s therapy programs since she was 2 years old.

Vice President: Peter Yates

Peter is CPEC’s Quality & Safeguards Manager.  He has a background in project engineering, contract procurement, over 20 years in the Not-For-Profit Industry Sector and was CEO of a NFP for over 10 years.

Treasurer: Lawrence Abbey

Lawrence works in the Financial sector, and his son, James, currently recieves therapy services from CPEC.

Secretary: Claire Cotter

Claire is the Chief Executive Officer of CPEC, a senior Occupational Therapist, and one of CPEC’s original founders.

General Member: Kate Breuer

Kate has a background in scientific research and policy development.  Kate’s daughter attended CPEC’s early intervention groups for several years and currently attends their extended education program.  Her daughter is supported by CPEC therapists at school.  Kate has a passion to improve the life of people living with a disability through advocacy and education.

General Member:  Andrew Tucker Ph.D

Andrew (Andy) is a Senior Lecturer at Monash University and is a sleep specialist. Andy’s youngest son Oliver recieves therapy services from CPEC.

General Member: Michele Burns

Michele has 35 years of experience in Human Resources Management mainly in the automotive manufacturing and high tech (Broadcast) industries.

She us is qualified as a CELTA Certified teacher of English as a Second Language, has a Graduate Certificate in Training and Evaluation (Vocation Education), is a qualified Internal Auditor, and holds Certificate 1V in Training and Evaluation.   Michele has a passion working with and supporting children with a disability.

General Member: Sue Kennedy

Sue is the Business & Finance Manager of CPEC, and is responsible for enhancing the internal organisation processes and infrastructure and assists in setting the financial policy and direction of the organisation’s overall strategy. This includes financial administration, business planning and budgeting and working closely with the CEO. Sue holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting).