NELLEN’s Board is comprised of representatives from schools, TAFEs, universities, and other education and training organisations, as well as trade unions; businesses and industry bodies; local, state and Commonwealth government agencies; and community members.

Joining the Board

To find out more about becoming a member of NELLEN’s board, and contributing to the development of transition supports for young people across Alpine, Indigo and Towong Shires and the City of Wodonga, contact NELLEN on (02) 6056 0966 or email [email protected].

Categories of Board Members

  • Category 1 – Schools
  • Category 2 – TAFE institutes and universities with TAFE sectors
  • Category 3 – Adult and Community Education organisations
  • Category 4 – Other education and training organisations including private registered training organisations, universities and group training organisations/companies
  • Category 5 – Trade unions
  • Category 6 – Employers / peak employer agencies / regional employer
  • Category 7 – Local government
  • Category 8 – Other community agencies and organisations; Commonwealth and state government departments; parent organisations; School Focused Youth; Youth Connections; Adult, Community and Further Education Regional Councils; Regional Youth Councils; Regional Development Victoria
  • Category 9 – Koorie organisations, peak Koorie agencies and regional Koorie organisations
  • Category 10 – Community members
  • Category 11 – Co-opted members

Current Board Members

Bernie Boulton

Area Executive Director

Department of Education Ovens Murray—North-East Victoria Region

Category 1

Vern Hilditch


Wodonga Senior Secondary College

Category 1

Jennifer Gordon

Manager Community & Industry Engagement

Wodonga TAFE

Category 2

Virginia Mansel Lees – Chair

North East Border Trades & Labour Council

Category 5

Alana Pund

Manager – Families & Community

Gateway Health

Category 8

David Kirkby

Community Member

Category 10

John Williams – Treasurer

Community Member

Category 10

Matt Fagence

Community Member

Category 10

Michelle Cowan

Community Member

Category 10