Board of Governance

The Mentis Assist Board consists of highly skilled voluntary members with a wealth of knowledge in health, not for profit and finance sectors

Paul Burness - Chair


Paul was the Deputy Chair of Mentis Assist from 2021-2022

Paul is a Chartered Accountant, a Registered Liquidator and Registered Trustee in Bankruptcy. Paul is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, having recently completed the Company Directors course.  He has considerable commercial experience, and a keen interest in corporate governance. 

He also sits on the Board of a medium sized accounting firm.   

Peter Brookhouse - Deputy Chair


Peter is the immediate past Chair of Mentis Assist (2019-2022)

Now retired, Peter has extensive executive management experience in the disability sector. He is also an experienced Company Director, having previously served on the Boards of Frankston & Mornington Peninsula Medicare Local, Peninsula General Practice Network and Peninsula Health. He is a past President and Board Chairman of Frankston Hospital.  Peter’s most recent full time role was CEO of a Peninsula based disability service organisation.

Peter is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has a Master of Business Administration (Health Admin) and a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He has also undertaken post-graduate studies in Bioethics and was, for several years, a community member and chairperson of the Peninsula Health Human Research Ethics Committee.

Tracey May - Secretary


Tracey May has extensive experience gained in several senior HR management positions within both the corporate, professional services, not for profit and more recently health sector. Her experience spans areas such as organisational / cultural change, executive coaching, recruitment, learning & development, strategic planning, employee relations and generalist HR consulting.  Tracey is a chartered member of the Australian Institute of Human Resources (AHRI) and a member of the Monash University Alumni MBA student mentoring program. 

Tracey is currently the Director Workplace Relations and Business Partnering, CFA. Previous roles have included Senior HR Project Officer- Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner, Head of HR- Powerwrap Ltd, HR Director- Aspen Medical, Head of HR - Hospira; EGM People and Culture, Victoria Racing Club and Head of People, KPMG.

Kevin Clarke


Kevin has extensive experience in corporate governance and a strong knowledge of the local catchment. Previous roles include Director Corporate Services with Frankston Mornington Peninsula Medicare Local and a number of Director Corporate Services roles in local government both locally and interstate. He is passionate about corporate governance, finance and risk management. Now retired, Kevin was a Certified Practicing Accountant and also holds a Bachelor of Business (Local Government). Kevin has been a resident on the Peninsula for over 25 years.

Lee-Anne Clavarino


Lee-Anne has worked in the health industry since leaving university.  She has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Information Management and Master of Quality Improvement in Healthcare.  This is her first appointment as a Board Director and she is looking forward to contributing to the governance and development of Mentis Assist which plays a vital role in her local community.

Peter Martin


Peter Martin is a registered psychologist but has spent much of his working life in the field of project management.  Peter brings a depth of experience in governance, compliance, risk management and ethics to the board.  Peter is a partner in a private psychology clinic servicing the Casey/Cardinia region.

Peter is a long-time resident of the Mornington Peninsula and has been active in various community organisations.  He served as a director of Woodleigh School for several years.  Peter holds a B Arts (Psych) (Hons) and a M Prof Psych.

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Head Office
443 Nepean Highway
Frankston Victoria 3199

Phone: 1300 MENTIS (1300 636 847)

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