Board of Management

Rachel Connor – Chair

I became involved with PFC in 2013, primarily writing policies and procedures and co-ordinating volunteers.  I joined the Board in 2015 with a desire to contribute to the sustainability of PFC and to enhance the respite experience of families and carers.

My background is in corporate roles in Human Resources and Marketing.  Since 2007 I have managed my own consulting practice.

Sister Mary Keogh – Pastoral Care Co-Ordinator

I am a member of the Presentation Sisters, Victoria.  After many years in education as Teacher and Principal, my studies in Social Welfare led me to work variously in the Courts as a Networker, Home/School Liaison Officer, Advocate in Aged Care, Parish Pastoral Carer and Supervisor of a Presentation Aged Care Facility.  Most recently, with the arrival of various ethnic groups to the Latrobe Valley where I lived, I undertook studies in multicultural issues, in order to work effectively with refugees.  My life experience as a woman Religious inspires me to give my time now to the families who come to us at Presentation Family Centre.

Ian Urquhart – Finance

I am a CPA and have had a wide-ranging career in finance and accounting.  I have a close and long-term interest in housing for and care of people with disabilities together with years of Board experience in this outreach.  I joined the Board in 2013..


The Reverend Christine Barren

I joined the PFC board in 2015.  I wear a number of hats:  Anglican Deacon at Flinders/Balnarring Parish; musician and teacher specialising in pre-school and primary work;  married 44 years to John with three adult sons and 4 grandchildren.  I see all equally important in defining who I am.

My music and church work overlap as I am sent out to work in kindergartens, to run playgroups and do some music in the local aged care facility.  Deacons are particularly called to care for others and to enable others to do the same.  This has resulted in my growing connection with Presentation Family Centre.  It is a great privilege to be part of all that happens at PFC.

Prof. Phillip Steele

Prof. Phillip Steele is an Emeritus Professor of Monash University.  He holds a doctorate in Information Systems from Deakin University and is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society.  Phillip has over 30 years of experience as an IT academic.  He has played a variety of senior academic leadership roles including Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Berwick and Peninsula campuses of Monash University.  Since retirement, Phillip has developed voluntary roles with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the Brigidine Asylum Seeker Project and the Presentation Family Centre.

Presentation Family Centre respectfully acknowledges the Boon Wurrung / Bunurong People as the traditional custodians of these lands and waters and pay our respects to their spirits and ancestors, past, present and future.