Don Cullen - Chairman
Don Cullen established Tibetan Village Project Australia in early 2005. He has been actively involved in Tibetan culture for the past 48 years and has travelled there many times over the past decade. He developed a great empathy for the Tibetan people who are trying to maintain their Culture, Religion and quality of life. Tibetan Village Project Australia works closely with local Tibetan communities on all projects.
Vicki Teschke - Secretary
Vicki Teschke became interested in Tibet and the Tibetan people in 2006 when she heard about the work that Don Cullen was doing with Tibetan Village Project Australia. In 2007 Vicki & her husband Stan joined Don on a journey to Tibet to learn more about its people as well as to visit and assist with the humanitarian projects that TVPA continues to support today. Establishing TVPA in Australia will give us the opportunity to be champions of our own projects. Vicki has been in the hospitality industry for many years, franchising a group of restaurants.
Barbara Richards -Committee
Barbara Richards ( a past President of Rotary) is a Retired Nurse of 40 years, who went to Tibet on a journey in 2007.
The warmth and generosity of the people there has touched her heart and Barbara still continues to support projects by Tibetan Village Project Australia.
Paul Hilder -Committee
Married with 4 children. Worked in Health Care and Management at the coal face for the past 20 years. I travelled to Tibet with Don Cullen in 2009 where I treated patients in remote villages. Along with an interest in Tibet, I am also a cycling and fitness fanatic. I also have an unhealthy fascination with the Kennedy family!!
Vic Wilson -Committee
Qualified Chef, assistant winemaker & restaurateur, sustained by a steady diet of Meditation, Reiki, Tibetan Buddhist studies & Igengar yoga. Drawn to Tibet and Buddhism from a very early age inexplicably and profoundly!
Rae Saleeba -Committee
Photographer. I love to travel and of course take photographs!! A recent trip to Tibet, amazing landscape, colours and faces I was in photo heaven!!