enliven is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of a maximum of 4 elected members and 3 co-opted members.


Chairperson – Gregg Nicholls

Originally from Adelaide Greg was formerly an academic and social researcher. He started his working life in Victoria with the then Community Services Victoria (now Department of Health and Human Services) based in Dandenong where he held several positions in the child protection and disability sector. Greg has worked in the health and primary care sectors for 22 years in Bendigo and Melbourne. He is past Chair of the Inner East PCP and a member of several other committees and Boards.


Vice Chairperson – Phillip Toovey

Phillip has worked in the disability services sector for over 25 years, in direct service and management roles. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer with The Bridge Inc., a not-for-profit organisation which provides a broad range of services to people with a disability across the south eastern Melbourne metropolitan area. Services include open and supported employment, community participation, respite and leisure services, through both individualised and shared support approaches.


Director – Mary Rydberg

Mary has over 25 years of management experience with a number of government, community and health organisations. She is the previous Manager of Community Care with the City of Greater Dandenong. She has been a member of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Human Research Ethics Committee for over 10 years and a past Chairperson. She is currently a member of the RSPCA Animal Ethics Committee and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Director – Samantha Kolasa

Samantha is a registered psychologist in the state of Victoria with over 15 years’ experience in the community services sector focusing on marginalised, disadvantaged and vulnerable children and families. Samantha has an MBA and is the current Cheif Executive Officer for Glen Eira Kindergarten Association Inc. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and brings with her a wealth of experience in stakeholder engagement across all levels of government within the not-for-profit sector, and experience in the development and implementation of programs within a partnership context.


Director – Julie White

Julie has extensive experience in the acute, sub-acute health and community sector spanning 25 years in senior management roles. She is currently the Interim Director of Equity and Inclusiveness and Deputy Director of Nursing at Monash Health Community. Julie has experience in large scale catchment planning initiatives targeting equity and access for vulnerable populations. She has been the Chair of state wide initiatives steering quality improvement in community services.