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

Peter Brookhouse - Chair


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.

Dawn Fisher — Deputy Chairperson


Dawn Fisher has many years’ experience in nursing in the UK. Since migrating to Australia in 1982 she has worked in the field of psychiatry, with a focus on working with the elderly who have psychiatric problems. Dawn was involved in the initial establishment of PSS, and served on the board in those early years. Dawn is a qualified General and Psychiatric nurse, and has a Graduate Diploma of Gerontology, and a Diploma of Advanced Business.

Kevin Clarke – Treasurer


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.

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 HR Director, Aspen Medical. Previous roles have included Head of HR, Hospira; EGM People and Culture, Victoria Racing Club and Head of People, KPMG.

Ila Howard


Ila Howard has tertiary qualifications in Welfare and Business Management and has a history of working in the local community with families and carers, specialising in Dementia, Aged Care, Mental Health and Intellectual disabilities. She has been a resident on the Peninsula for over 20 years.

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Board of Governance


Participants Advisory Group (PAG)

Head Office
443 Nepean Highway
Frankston Victoria 3199

Phone: 1300 MENTIS (1300 636 847)

Opening Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 5:00pm