Chair – Supt. Kevin Raby
Originally from Adelaide Kevin began his career with the South Australian Department for Correctional Services in 1983. This took him to country South Australia for many years prior to moving to the NT in 2006.
Kevin has 33 years’ experience in the Correctional Services field, 23 years of those in South Australia where he managed both Cadell Training Centre (SA Riverland) and Port Augusta Prison. In 2006 he resigned from South Australian Corrections upon attaining the position of Superintendent at Darwin Correctional Centre (Berrimah), a position which he has held for approximately 7 years. His current position is General Manager Regional Operations and along with other portfolios, he is responsible for the two NT Correctional Services Work Camps in Tennant Creek (Barkly Work Camp) and Nhulunbuy (Datjala Work Camp).
Kevin joined the board of Victims of Crime NT in November 2010 and is currently the Chairperson of the VoCNT Committee. His involvement with VoCNT one of his passions due to the great synergy between his professional career and services to victims. Having been part of the correctional business for so many years and having direct involvement with those who perpetrate criminal behaviour he truly believes his role with VoCNT provides an opportunity to contribute to better the outcomes for victims.
Treasurer – Claire Milikins
Clare joined the VoCNT committee as a member in July 2015 as Treasurer.
Clare is born and raised in Darwin and is a Northern Territory based senior finance and governance professional, with a background in the public sector at an executive level, establishing effective organisational systems and leading reform agendas, as well as the owner of a successful retail business. Clare has diversified skills both in the public sector and private enterprise and has a track record of success
Clare is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) with a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and Post Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).
She has formally held senior executive positions within the NT Government, including Executive Director Finance and Governance at the Department of Natural Resources, Environment and the Arts as well as roles in NT Treasury and Department of Transport and Works.
In May 2014 Clare was appointed Deputy Chair of the newly established NT energy retailer Jacana Energy and is Chair of their Audit and Risk Committee. She has also held a number of voluntary Directorships and joined the Victims of Crime NT committee in July 2015.
Secretary – Michael Myers
With the exception of periods of study interstate and overseas, Dr Myers has spent his entire career in NT education. He was recruited by the Commonwealth Government Department of Territories to undertake intensive 2-year teacher preparation and community and social development programs at the Australian School of Pacific Administration, Sydney. He was College Dux in each year of the program.
Dr Myers then spent 10 years in Top End Indigenous communities, including 3 years as Principal, Ngukurr Community School. This decade was both very challenging and immensely rewarding, with Dr Myers contributing significantly to educational and broader social development activities and gains in each community, while at the same time, learning a great deal about Indigenous life, culture and perspectives and developing life-long, deeply enriching relationships with many Indigenous community members.
He has been Principal of five larger NT schools in both urban and remote areas, has held senior administrative positions with the Department of Education and Training and has led large NT educational regions. His contribution has encompassed a range of contexts and organisational environments, including Australian Indigenous and NT urban communities and in Asian and North American contexts.
Dr Myers was awarded the AW Reeves Fellowship in 1995 by the NT Department of Education to undertake advanced study and research in educational leadership and management at the University of Alberta, Canada. During the tenure of the Fellowship, he gained a doctorate in educational leadership and management.
Dr Myers retires in 2011 from the position of Principal, Parap Primary School, Darwin, after having served NT education since 1965, including 40 years as a school Principal.
Member – Ken Cohalan
Ken Cohalan joined the Victims of Crime NT committee in 2008 serving in a variety of roles.
He moved to the Northern Territory as General Manager of Pauls (NT) in 1994 and took an early retirement in 1998 after a total of 27 years with QUF Industries in the food and beverage industry.
In the past, Ken has been invited to China, Thailand and East Timor to provide business management expertise, where he was involved in revising agreements and establishing Memorandums Of Understanding (MOU’s) with business associations.
He is the past President for the Northern Territory Chamber of Commerce, the past President for the Combined Palmerston Probus Club, the Chair of the Area Consultative Committee, the Chair of the Council for the Aging (COTA-NT), an Executive member of the Darwin Probus Club and has been involved in numerous other committee’s, boards and councils over the years.
Most notably, Ken was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for Business in 2008, for his service to the business sector, particularly through the Northern Territory Chamber of Commerce.
Member – Jack Lewis
Jack holds a Certificate in Law, Bar of the Supreme Court of SA, the Supreme Court of the NT and the Supreme Court of WA.
After graduating in 1967, he practiced law in Adelaide with his late mentor and friend Elliott Johnston QC (Chairman of the Aboriginal Deaths in Custody Royal Commission.)
Jack was appointed as a circuit Magistrate in 1974 and as a Judge of the District Court of SA in 1979. He retained a District Court Commission and travelled to the Kingdom of Tonga in 1994, where he became a Judge of the Tonga Supreme Court, of which he was appointed Chief Justice in 1997.
When Jack returned to Australia at the end of 1998, he resigned his Commission in the District Court of SA and was admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the NT. Since 1998 he has practiced as a Barrister, principally at John Toohey Chambers.
Jack was the past chairman of the Agents Licencing Board NT from 2003 to 2005 and Director on the Board of the Museum and Art Gallery (MAGNT) Foundation Pty Ltd.
In 2006 Jack was appointed a Judicial Commissioner of the High Court of the Solomon Islands where he remained until 2007, hearing trials of many accused persons charged with murder and associated offences.
At the end of his stay in Honiara, Jack and his wife Mary returned to Darwin to raise their children.