Bluebird Foundation is a not-for-profit incorporated association managed by a volunteer committee of management.
Debbie Elea (President) GradDip (Management)
Debbie worked in the Family Services Department at the City of Greater Geelong for 30 years, ‘semi-retiring’ in 2011, and has been a volunteer with the Bluebird Foundation since its early days. Singing is a passion and Debbie is Assistant Director of Geelong Harmony Chorus and sings with Something Else! quartet.
Tony Belcher (Treasurer) BE (Civil) Hons
Tony graduated from Melbourne University in 1993 and has subsequently worked in private, not-for-profit and public sector organisations. He has a long record of project delivery and strategic project management, with a particular focus on public and private sector collaboration and partnerships. Tony currently works as the strategic projects coordinator at Barwon Water, managing a $35m property consolidation, land development and community infrastructure program. He has been a resident of Geelong since 2008 and has a passion for innovation and creativity.
Bron Lawson (Program Manager) BMus(Therapy) Hons, BEd
A founding member of Bluebird Foundation, Bron Lawson develops and manages arts projects that respond to community needs and galvanise collaboration among local organisations, businesses and individuals. Her creative work has touched many organisations including Bluebird Foundation, Kids Plus, the Geelong Youth Choir and Noah's Ark. She is also an experienced and passionate practitioner, facilitating parent-child music groups in therapeutic and educational settings.
Marion Bayley BA(hons) Performing Arts (Music & Dance)
Born in the UK, Marion studied Musical Theatre at the Arts Education School before graduating from Middlesex University, UK in Performing Arts. Marion emigrated to Australia in 2002 and has held various senior management positions in hospitality including Director of Sales & Marketing for Novotel Wollongong. Marion relocated to Geelong in 2014 to commence her current role at Deakin University as General Manager for Deakin Residential Services Waurn Ponds. Reigniting her passion for the arts Marion is an active member of the Loft Dance Studio and is very excited to join the wonderful team at the Bluebird Foundation.
Angelica Klein-Boonschate BHlthSc & IntDev
Angelica(Gel) is Bendigo born and bred but made the sea change to Geelong in early 2017.
Graduating University with an Undergraduate in Health Science (Biomedical Science) and International Development, she is a lover of travel and is an avid explorer. Passionate about positive mental health and volleyball, Gel is the Coach of the Victorian Boys U16 School Sport Victoria Volleyball Team and Assistant Coach of the Bendigo Academy of Sport. Lover of all people, Gel really comes alive when integrating her love of music and singing, with the next generation; seeing children and adolescents exploring the power of the arts.
Bronte Stead Dip Art & Design
Since studying at The Gordon, Bronte has been in various roles in the creative industry. These include photo retouching, designing & marketing sports clothing, graphic design and photography. Bronte also enjoys drawing and painting and has written and illustrated several self-published children’s books. Recently Bronte pursued his goal to teach and is currently a Trainer with Diversitat Training.