Our Senior Management Team
Our management team is a dedicated group who focus on the quality of services we deliver to you, our community.
We are governed by the Board.

Meet Vivienne Cunningham-Smith

Chief Executive Officer

Vivienne has over thirty years’ experience in the human services sector having worked at executive level in child and family and primary health services in both Victoria and New South Wales. This knowledge, passion for social inclusion and strong strategic planning have seen Viv place EV at the forefront of the organisational development required to become a backbone organisation across the community sector. Viv is generous in her time and enjoys mentoring other community leaders towards good outcomes....

With a passion for advocacy, she is an active voice into all levels of government and sectors.  Viv believes in the value of fully integrated workforces and has led EV to be a strong example of the economic and social benefits of inclusive workplaces.

Meet Charles Cox

Manager Corporate Services

Charles’ brings to EV a range of skills and experience developed over a corporate career in operations management, systems management, and project management. He enjoys innovation and finding new and efficient ways of helping EV to support its clients and communities. Charles is committed to being a part of the continued growth and evolution of EV, for the benefit of our people, clients, and stakeholders.

Meet Marnie O’Loughlin

Manager Transport Operations

Marnie’s career in not-for-profit management spans more than 15 years where she has focused on understanding both business, community, and client needs, creating and implementing strategies to increase revenue streams, and finding creative solutions to increase the client experience. Marnie has led unforeseen growth in EV’s Community Transport including the digitisation of systems, navigation of funding channels and workforce growth. Marnie has a passion for nurturing engaged and integrated workforces.

Meet Shona Bass

Manager Community and Economic Engagement

Dr Shona Bass is the Manager, Community and Economic Engagement Services for EV Strengthening Communities and is passionate and committed to leading organisations and multi-disciplined teams to optimise strategic growth and sustainability. She has been instrumental in fostering positive work cultures to achieve business objectives utilising an emotional intelligence model. Shona draws on expertise and intuition developed over thirty years of leadership... roles across small business, universities, For-Purpose and sporting organizations.  Shona is a trailblazer, proudly wearing the mantle of an ‘Original Matilda” – as a player in the inaugural Australian National Women’s Soccer Team. Shona has been Professor and Head of School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University and has sat on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) - Women in Sport. Shona was a Chief Investigator of the Victorian Government funded Emerging Stronger Research exploring how to optimize volunteer engagement from both a volunteer and VIO perspective.

In the spirit of reconciliation, EV acknowledges the Wurundjeri people as the traditional owners of the land and pays respect to its elders past and present.

We are an inclusive organisation supporting Culturally and Linguistically diverse people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Asexual Communities.

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