Our Team

Executive Officer:  Madeline Hines

Madeline joined AVCL in 2020, having returned to the region after growing up in Violet Town and living away for over a decade. She brought with her considerable experience across a range of sectors, and was a highly valued team member in her role as AVCL’s Business Coordinator. Madeline has continued to increase her capacity over time, demonstrating a keen sense of resourcefulness and perseverance, through which she was appointed to the role of Interim Executive Officer at the end of September 2023.
Madeline’s commitment to AVCL’s mission, along with her stakeholder engagement skills, business nous, integrity and demonstrated personal leadership, convinced the Board to invest further in her career development.

Madeline has a keen sense for the critical role of community leadership within regional Victoria, and is passionate about her contribution to AVCL and the broader North East and Border regions.

Contact Madeline: eo@avclp.org.au

Program Manager: Irene Pritchard

Irene is a graduate of our 2023 Annual Program, and brings with her a raft of experience in facilitation and training, having worked across the education, health prevention and hospitality sectors.

Irene has local knowledge and connectedness to the community, as she grew up in Lima South and attended school in Benalla, and now resides in Wangaratta with her family. She conveys a deep sense of care and authenticity, exudes a natural spark for curiosity, and is committed to contributing to the broader betterment of our region. Through Irene’s recent experience as a participant of the Annual Program, she has a working knowledge of the multifaceted nature of the program, and invaluable insights that will lend to a strengthened offering in 2024.

Contact Irene: leaders@avclp.org.au

Business Coordinator: Tarryn Firman

Tarryn hails from Albury, and comes to us from the Victorian State Emergency Service (VIC SES), where she was the Community Resilience Coordinator, leading volunteers and local communities to build their preparedness and resilience during times of disaster across the Hume region. Tarryn also worked in local government for over 10 years across a range of functions, including Volunteer Development Coordinator, Grants Officer, and Events Officer. In addition, she holds a Certificate III in Micro Business Operations, and experience in running her own small business.

Tarryn’s skills, experience and attitude are an excellent fit, and she brings with her a genuine and wholehearted commitment to increasing community capacity in our region.

Contact Tarryn: office@avclp.org.au

Administration Officer:  Billie Robertson

Billie provides administration and data support across all facets of the organisation, in addition to undertaking specialist projects. She has experience working and volunteering in the NFP sector, in fundraising, advocacy and awareness and has previously worked in an administrative role for the University of Melbourne.

Billie was born and raised in North-East Victoria. She is passionate about the area in which she grew up and is glad to be part of an organisation like AVCL, enabling the facilitation of community growth, connection, and leadership in the area.

Contact Billie: data@avclp.org.au