South Australia and the Northern Territory’s peak body for volunteering, Volunteering SA & NT, has appointed two new board members: Kate Preiss, the Executive Officer of Carers and Disability Link, and Mike Feszczak, HR Business Partner & Volunteer Management for the City of Onkaparinga.
The pair were selected alongside the re-elected Attorney General’s Department Advice and Conciliation Officer Paul Liew and former Commonwealth Life Chairman Simon Bennett, who is the volunteering organisation’s Deputy Chairperson.
Preiss joins the board having worked in the NFP sector for more than 13 years, including with Connecting Up and Carers SA. For the past three years, she has helped lead disability and aged-care provider Carers and Disability Link.
Between 2013 and 2015, she also sat on the Intellectual Disability Accommodation Association Inc board.
Feszczak, who has overseen the City of Onkaparinga’s volunteer program for the past two years, has also worked as a training services and workplace enquiry consultant since 2005.
He has held alternative positions of Chair and Vice-Chair for the Local Government Volunteer Managers Network for almost a decade.
According to his LinkedIn, before his work in volunteering, Feszczak spent 28 years as a police detective in England.