Terry Valentine - Chairman
Terry has a diverse background in project management along with some marketing and general management of construction, traffic systems and telecoms. Terry has a degree in Engineering, Masters of Business Administration and finance qualifications along with 10 years deployment of software applications and IT hardware.
Terry has been involved in community organisations from committee member of a local youth club (in his teens), SES (founding member for a branch for a new town), Rotary (holds the position of President of a Victorian Club 2014-15) and now DIDSS. Terry first became involved with DIDSS in 2010 with his own relationship breakdown (which saw it go through to the High Court in another country along with many Australian decisions).
Terry facilitates at DIDSS meetings when required (Melbourne South East) and sees his involvement in several areas.
On the Board since October 2013
Ross has been involved with PBB for over 2yrs as a member and as the Lead Facilitator for the hugely successful DIDs Sydney CBD Group. He devotes his spare time providing much needed support to members and affiliated groups along with his active support of campaigns for Mens Health and Suicide Prevention. As an avid technology professional, Ross is passionate in delivering new support models, such as on-line and social media tools, catering to the needs of current day members who are not able to physically attend a support group yet require the connection and empathy that is often found with face-to-face support.
Ross’ background includes IT, telecommunications, business, sales and leadership roles within Australia and is currently working as an Executive for a large multi-national IT company.
On the Board since January 2017
Terry Underwood - Treasurer
Terry has a background in Commerce, Banking, Gas & Oil, Education and Transport. Terry has a Bachelor of Commerce (Deakin University), Diploma of Education, PRINCE2 certification, is a chartered accountant, and is currently completing a MBA at Deakin University.
Terry is interested in supporting the group, fundraising and trying to grow its corporate structure.
On the Board since October 2015
Steve joined the Board in October 2016.