The Essentials Collective Inc (TEC Inc) is a unique and inspiring Western Australian not-for-profit organisation that provides people in need with essential every day items.
At TEC Inc, our board and volunteers are committed to a no-fuss and hands-on approach to ensure that goods get to the people that need them.
In a world where it's easy to take basics things for granted, TEC Inc asks the general public for donations of goods in two campaigns per year: "Collecting the Essentials" & "Collecting the Basics".
The team at The Essentials Collective is committed to a practical, hands on approach to ensure that donated essential everyday items reach those who need them.
Sonia Nolan specialises in strategy, communications, engagement and social change through her consultancy Sonia Nolan Communications. She works across corporate, not for profit and government sectors while also serving on social services and education boards in WA and nationally.
Sonia enjoys balancing multiple roles; she mentors the next generation of leaders, tutors in international marketing at Curtin Uni, produces an independent podcast (My Warm Table), volunteers, and also moon-lights as a Marriage Celebrant.
Sonia is passionate about social justice issues, building community, compassion & empathy.
Richard has comprehensive Board leadership experience and is a Graduate of the Company Directors Course.
He served on the Executive Committee of the WA Internet Association for 6 years including 2 years as President. His NFP experience includes serving on the Board of Ruah Community Services for 8 years including 2 years as Board Chair.
Richard has corporate leadership experience having led a software company for 18 years.
Laurie has significant experience in the disability sector through her current role as Operations Manager of Ability WA.
Laurie has extensive experience in all aspects of project management and strategic planning, and holds a Project Management Post Graduate Certificate from Curtin Uni.
She has a passion and commitment to achieving social equality, with a focus on ensuring positive meaningful outcomes for people with disability.
Laurie is committed to working towards TEC strategic goals and looks forward to building strong rapport with volunteers and board members to empower people in need.
Rachel has extensive experience working in the not for profit sector in particular with people form culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. She is an experienced accountant and bookkeeper and has strong financial and business skills. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Rachel is passionate about social justice and equality and has worked in a number of roles including; ensuring newly arrived refugees and migrants have access to quality healthcare and domestic violence support services, empowering people affected by and living with viral hepatitis and improving their access to medical services.
Catherine is a stakeholder engagement and communications strategist.
She has extensive experience in guiding the conversations that matter on some of the State's largest land development projects.
Catherine is passionate about creating meaningful change and making a difference in our communities.
Melissa De Abreu
Melissa is a senior lawyer with an extensive background in litigation, dispute resolution, commercial law and human rights.
A strong advocate for social justice, equality, diversity and community, Melissa has made significant contributions to pro bono legal services and facilitating greater access to justice.
She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in advising on strategy, legal issues and stakeholder engagement.
Melissa is passionate about empowering others and creating positive change in the community.
The Essentials Collective is seeking a dynamic individual to join the Board, focusing on marketing and PR strategies.
If you’d like to use your marketing prowess for good, to drive social change and play a pivotal role in shaping the strategic direction of our organisation, we’d love to hear from you.
Contact us now to become an integral part of our mission-driven organisation.
Ellen is an accomplished administrator, with over 20 years’ experience in the NFP sector, with a focus on coordinating events, and stakeholder and community engagement.
A mum of 3; Ellen has long held a passion for volunteering to give back to the community, which has seen her contribute to various community initiatives; from making bread rolls at a local soup kitchen to sitting on the board of a local pregnancy support centre.
She is excited to apply her learnings, to engage with volunteers, supporters and community to spearhead and grow The Essentials Collective’s campaigns.