About Us

CLAN Board

CLAN Board

Our experienced and goal driven board! CLAN Midland wouldn't be possible without them.

Megan Dawson
Megan DawsonChair Person
Megan’s background is in social work, community research and community development and she is a firm believer in the power of tapping into the collective wisdom of a community to strengthen and build on what’s already there. Her extensive knowledge of community development principles and how to successfully put them into practice makes her an invaluable member of the CLAN Midland team
Claire Scanlon
Claire ScanlonBoard Member
Claire has always held strong interests in community, multiculturalism, health, families and the arts, and has worked in the Midland area as a veterinary nurse and registered nurse. She lives locally with her family, is a member of many community organisations and was recently elected as a councilor for the City of Swan."
Amanda Benfield
Amanda BenfieldSecretary
Amanda has been with CLAN Midland since 2014. She became engaged as a board member after originally participating in a CLAN program and therefore provides a valuable voice for our service users. journey. Amanda is an energetic and competent office professional with over 12 years of accounts and project administration experience. Recognised for her dependable and detail orientated work in support of top management, she is an invaluable member of the team
Seanna Dempsey
Seanna Dempsey Vice Chair Person
Seanna is an experienced and enthusiastic Youth Development and Community Development practitioner with a passion for building safe, healthy, vibrant and sustainable communities. Taking a strengths-based approach, her focus is on building capacity and supporting groups and individuals to achieve their goals, by developing knowledge, skills, experience and confidence. Seanna has a broad range of skills and extensive training in a wide range of community development disciplines
Shahajahan Miyan
Shahajahan MiyanBoard Member
Shahajahan has over 35 years’ experience in agricultural R&D in Australia and overseas. He has extensive experience in program management, technical supervision, application of information and communication technologies, disaster risk reduction and management, and sustainability programs.
Lesley Bremner Bell
Lesley Bremner BellBoard Member
Lesley has over 20 years’ experience understanding and delivering strategy for business and technology teams and in leading those teams to execute and transform at pace. These skills have been developed and applied across health, finance and technology sectors. She has filled senior roles in Australia and in the United States, within entrepreneurial start-ups and large commercial organisations. Lesley has business and commercial acumen alongside deep knowledge of technology and the role it plays to build business capability; complex problem analysis and process improvement skills; and a proven track record of leadership by motivating, collaborating and empowering people

Current Vacancies

CLAN Midland is currently recruiting for new members on its Board of Management. We are looking for passionate, experienced individuals, particularly with Human Resources, Marketing, Financial (Treasurer role) or Legal expertise.