Albury Wodonga Regional FoodShare Board

Emma Ghys - Secretary
Emma Ghys - Secretary

Emma joined FoodShare in October 2017. She brings with her years of experience working with communities across southern NSW and North East Victoria as a Dietitian and Public Health Nutritionist. She has spent years working on food security programs, including community gardens, working with schools and programs with a particular focus on older people. Emma is currently working at Alpine Health.

She is a graduate of the Alpine Valleys Community Leadership program. Since finishing the program Emma has had more confidence to take on volunteer roles in the community. She is the immediate past Chair of the Victorian Branch of the Dietitians Association of Australia and has been involved with the Murray PHN community advisory council.

Alison O'Sullivan - Treasurer
Alison O'Sullivan - Treasurer

Alison joined the Board in February 2015 having taken an interest in the work being done locally by FoodShare when her students began volunteering in 2013. Alison currently teaches VCE Business Management at Catholic College Wodonga. She has also recently completed a Masters of Education Policy (International).

Before commencing her teaching career, Alison completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) at the University of Melbourne in 2005 and subsequently worked in numerous management accounting positions in Albury, Melbourne and London. Organisations that she has worked with include Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Morgan Stanley (London), the University of Melbourne, Oxfam Australia and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Alison has been appointed Treasurer of FoodShare and enjoys sharing the expertise she has gained from her past work experience in this important role.

Jodie Kensington
Jodie Kensington

Jodie brings 29 years’ experience in communications and marketing to the Board. She first became interested in Foodshare in 2014 when she learned it was bi-partisan not-for-profit that acts as an umbrella resource to many agencies, rather than being closely aligned to a few. She is amazed at how far-reaching the service is, and saddened by how great the need. And that need has increased since her time on the Board, not diminished.

Jodie has a BA in Sociology from Charles Sturt University and has worked as a journalist for Prime7 and WIN television in Albury and Wagga Wagga, as a columnist for the Border Mail, and in various roles at the Wangaratta Rural City Council, HotHouse Theatre and the Flying Fruit Fly Circus. She spent seven years in UK, working mainly with Haringey Council (London). Jodie’s favourite job though, was that of agent/manager with the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. Her other favourite job is that of Communications and Development Coordinator with Catholic College Wodonga.