2021 Enrolment closing date



Merinda Smith

Board Chair

Merinda has 20+ years’ experience in management including setting up business structures to support ongoing success, increase revenue through marketing and successfully completing many audits. Since 2015 she commenced her journey into mentoring and coaching business leaders in mindset, and business strategy. Through running her training consultancy practice she has assisted numerous businesses to achieve success, and compliance around Australia. 

Merinda is passionate about change and growth in the people to support their life long journey. She applies her vast knowledge to each situation to gain the best for the client. Merinda has worked across a diverse skill set from learning and development, human resources, business development to management for a broad spectrum of industry.


Fiona Butterly

Community Representative

Fiona is the General Manager for a local South West event management and equipment hire company, she is also a mother to two pretty great kids and a wife to a very patient husband. With a varied professional history across finance, management, administration and retail, Fiona enjoys new challenges and is always looking to learn new skills and meet new people. In her spare time Fiona likes to give back to the community and currently volunteers as an umpire for the Donnybrook Amateur Basketball Association and is the Chairperson of the Donnybrook Apple Festival Committee. Fiona is an advocate for a strong, fair public education system and looks forward to supporting Manea Senior College through her role on the Board.


Angela Bancilhon

Parent Representative

Angela has over twenty years’ experience in leadership roles with public and private organisations, including WA Police and BHP Billiton. She is passionate about education and lifelong learning and has worked in the tertiary sector for the past eight years.

Angela currently works for CQUniversity as the Coordinator of the Busselton Study Hub. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Business with a double major in business law and marketing, a Cert IV TAE and an MBA. She is in the final phase of her PhD on the motivations of digital entrepreneurs, which explores digital business ownership, the future of work and the evolving workplace. Angela is keen to contribute to the strategic direction of Manea and help create further opportunities for regional students to be future ready


Yvette Moulsdale

Staff Representative

Yvette has been the Manager of Corporate Services at Manea Senior College since 2008.  Prior to this she was the Business Manager at Kalgoorlie Boulder Community High School for a number of years.  Yvette is very passionate about ensuring that Manea Senior College students’ have the best possible resources and facilities and uses her wealth of school administration experience to ensure all the support services at Manea run efficiently.


Dr. Adam Coulson

Parent Representative

Adam is an experienced Specialist Emergency Physician & Director of Emergency Medicine at the Bunbury Hospital. He holds degrees from Oxford University, a Fellowship of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine & Fellowship of the Australian Institute of Management WA. He was a previous board member & Chair of the Bunbury Primary School Board.

Adam aims to bring his healthcare industry & leadership experience to the service of the Manea Senior College Board.


Dave Crawford 

Community Representative

Dave has worked in education for 20 years after a background in Environmental Science and Corrections. He has taught at MSC since 2010, except for a 3-year stint as Deputy Principal at Cocos Islands District High School and Vice Principal at Harvey Ag College. He is a passionate educator who strives to educate and lead students and staff to be the best version of themselves. David keeps himself busy outside of work as a football coach, basketball coach, director at HBL Football club and father of 3 children. 

New Board member information coming soon. Jan Ferraz, Bron Pierce, Kristy Gillian, Marian Vrabel, Chris Ridgway, Marissa Italiano.


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