Say Hello To The People Behind BFN



Dianne Sides – President

Dianne has a nursing background specialising in community nursing and Neonatal Intensive Care. Dianne was employed by BFN as the first co-ordinator working in this position for 9 years before joining the committee of management.

Volunteering has been apart of Dianne’s life since she was 14 years old and is currently consumer advisor at Monash Medical Centre working on a number of committees.

She is married to William and both are Rotarians in the Rotary Club of Clayton.



Wayne Worladge – Secretary 

Wayne Worladge has a Science Degree from the University of Tasmania, but has spent all his working life in Melbourne. Around half that was spent in manufacturing management, and from the mid ’80’s he worked in IT, in project management and service management.

Wayne plays Croquet with MCC and is a director of Croquet Victoria, representing the Eastern Metro Clubs. He was a secretary of MCC Croquet Club 2014 – 2017

He is a Glenferrie Rotarian and has previously been a member at Hawthorn Rotary. He provides assistance to his wife, Helen, who is Program Manager of Boroondara Cares ‘CHANCES Scholarship Program’.



Robert Hogan – Treasurer

Robert Hogan has a Bachelor Of Business Accounting, commencing with the ANZ Bank during 1967. Robert fulfilled a wide variety of roles at many levels over his 25 year career in branch banking. Some of which included branch accountant and branch manager. The branch experience was alternated with administrative experience in data processing, accounting, loss management, economics and statistics, finishing as Manager – User Testing on a large mainframe accounting program.

In 1991 Robert took a voluntary retrenchment package from the ANZ Bank. From there he opened his own business, selling shoes on Glenferrie Rd, to later on opening a second shop in Box Hill. Then in 2006 Robert retired from his business’s.

During his years of running his own business’s, Robert joined Rotary Club of Glenferrie in 1998 and held various positions, including Treasurer and elected President for 2007 / 2008. Robert later received his first Paul Harris fellow recognition in 2009 from Glenferrie Rotary and his second in 2014 from Boroondara Cares.


Prema Subramaniam – Volunteer Coordinator

Prema was an Electrical Engineer in the building industry for 12 years, in Malaysia, when she decided to migrate to Melbourne in 2012. She has since been a stay at home mum with the unexpected arrival of her youngest daughter a year later.

Prema has experienced how it feels to be a mum in an unfamiliar country with minimal family support, and how emotionally difficult it was to give up her career to focus on her 3 children.

She has gone through her share of struggles including isolation.

Prema kept herself occupied by volunteering at her daughters’ school, worked for about a year as a café assistant before joining The BFN team in early 2018.


Trish McNally – Committee Member

Trish is married with two adult children and has a nearly two year old grad daughter.

Trish trained as a general nurse at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne. Working in public and private hospitals, as well as community care in people’s homes, aged care and palliative care in the home.

Trish lived in an Aboriginal community for 2 years with her family on Bathurst Island in the Northern Territory. During her time there she taught Nutrition, Sexuality and Frist Aid to the young adults via the Open College of Tafe.

Trish has been a volunteer with The Boroondara Family Network from 2006 to 2015 and in April of 2015 she became the Volunteer Co-Ordinator for The Boroondara Family Network. In December 2017 Trish took 12 months leave for family reasons and later on in October 2017 resigned from the role of Co-Ordinator.

Since joining The Boroondara Family Network, Trish has been a member for nearly 2 years.