Locals Helping Locals

Inspiring Kindness

Strengthening our community

Our Board

Di Ind

Di Ind is the current Chair of Four Reasons Why and has volunteered on the board for four years. She brings a wealth of experience in leadership, management, governance  and social justice. Di is a former board member and chair of Women in Business and Regional Development and Stand Like Stone Foundation and is the current chair of Spare Ya Change For Kids and a member of the Institute of Community Directors Australia. One of her many career highlights was to be voted in as the first non-indigenous Board member for Pangula Mannamurna Aboriginal Corporation in 2018.

Di wanted to be a part of Four Reasons Why to share her skills and experiences and has a passion for helping her local community. 

Amanda Wheatley

Amanda has been with Four Reasons Why since it was established in 2017 as the treasurer.  Amanda  comes from a banking background of 20 years and now currently in property management for the last 8 years. 

“I wanted to be part of Four Reasons Why as I had followed Trudi’s story and just loved the idea of being part of a charity that helped local people and our local youth, to help encourage people to break the cycle and have the opportunities and future they deserve.”

TRUDI Shelton

I am a local single mother who is extremely passionate about my community and being of service to others. As someone who has experienced hardship and trauma I know how tough life situations can be at times. Now that I am back on my feet I decided it was time to give back to my generous and caring community by helping others in need to get back on theirs.

I am a Pastoral Care Worker and Youth Worker by profession which gives me an understanding of the needs in our community and where to direct the financial or gift assistance and “life” supports that families, individuals, homeless persons, aged and disability persons need.

My community services professional skills, my passion to help and the drive of being an example to my children are what makes me a dynamic, creative benevolent force in my community and I absolutely love it. I appreciate the privilege I am afforded to those who open their homes and hearts to receiving along with those that give generously. 

Together in kindness we grow and thrive.

I am a single mother of four and they are my reasons why.

Mark Hutton

Mark has had extensive board governance and leadership experience at a local, state and national level. He has been a member of various government and university advisory boards and not for profit organizations, and has been president of both the state and federal councils of his professional organization.

He was drawn to Four Reasons Why by the vision, passion and compassion of its founder, Trudi Shelton, and feels privileged to be a member of its board and to be able to contribute to the wellbeing of his local community through it.

David Burt

David has a history of work primarily in the education industry spanning a period over 30 years. He has also served in various community groups and including Rotary and Regional Road Safety.

He has coordinated and participated in many successful community fundraising activities but still embraces grass roots, practical assistance to those in need.

In recent history, David has worked closely with Four Reasons Why to improve outcomes for young people through his work at the Independent Learning Centre. Students have both received assistance from Four Reasons Why and supported the organisation through fundraising and practical support.

David is passionate and determined about the seeing all members of our community having the opportunity to thrive.

Rob Stafford

Rob joined Four Reasons Why as Secretary in 2023.   She has worked in the University sector for the past 7 years in Professional administrative roles supporting health professionals and students in rural SA, following on from 25+ years in the South East’s Timber industry.

“Joining the Four Reasons Why board was the next step for me, expanding on my current volunteer roles in the community. I love that our community is so generous.  It’s honestly inspiring when you look at how many times local businesses and individuals will put their hand up to help.

Put simply, Four Reasons Why is about compassion, kindness and generosity and they’re the values that are most important to me in life.  Who wouldn’t want to be part of that?” 

Marg Morris

My name is Margaret Morris newest board member of Four Reasons Why.
I have two beautiful daughters, and just recently become a grandmother of a beautiful little boy.
I moved here to Mount Gambier in 2015 and call it my home now. I love the sense of community here and the surprising generosity of it’s people.
My goals are to spread kindness, hope and dignity to all.
I will be raising awareness of Four Reasons Why, what we do, and helping the most vulnerable in our community.
It is my privilege and honour to be a part of Four Reasons Why.
My motto is:
It costs nothing to be kind and a smile can make someone’s day.