Native Animal Rehabilitation Centre

172 Hope Road, Bibra Lake (08) 9417 7105

Native ARC Executive Committee

The name of the Association is Native ARC Incorporated and refers to the Native Animal Rehabilitation Centre which was formed out of concern for the rescue, treatment and care of injured, sick, orphaned and displaced native wildlife.

Native ARC Inc is a not for profit organisation. An Executive Committee oversees the control and management of the affairs and finances of Native ARC Inc.

Meet the Committee.




Robert Dunn
Committee Member/Chairman Since:


Bob is the Managing Director of a successful small business with over 20 years' experience.

Bob has a passion for the natural environment, community and education and recognises Native ARC's leadership role in environmental rehabilitation and education is critical. He brings experience in management, finance, construction and innovation.


Diane Munrowd
Committee Member/Secretary Since:

Diane holds Undergraduate/Postgraduate qualifications in Psychology and a Masters in Rehabilitation.

She was employed in the State Public Service for over 20 years and brings experience at a senior level in strategic leadership, management, policy, stakeholder engagement and relationship building, change management, and corporate governance. Diane also taught at a tertiary level in the area of rehabilitation. Diane has a passion for the environment and education regarding the importance of biodiversity and sustainability.



Sue Henderson
Committee Member/Treasurer Since:

Sue holds CPA and Chartered Management Accountant qualifications.Sue has broad finance, business improvement and program management skills and experience. Currently employed by Tourism WA with previous management and analysis roles across public and private sector including NZ Navy, Goodman Fielder, Motorola and ICL Fujitsu.Sue ensures Native ARC delivers on finance and accounting obligations as well as enabling robust decision making through financial modelling and business case development. 

 Committee Members 


Catrina-Luz Aniere
Committee Member Since:

As CEO of an Non Government Organisation, Catrina has over 15 years’ experience in NGO Governance.

In her daily work Catrina develops sustainability education programs, undertakes risk management and liaises with various departments to ensure the programs are safe, adhere to OHS procedures and comply with education standards.

Catrina has extensive experience in grant writing and sponsorship management and developing partnership strategies in the corporate sector. She has been on the Executive Committee of Native ARC since 2006.

Dean Huxley
Committee Member Since:


Dean has a strong background in wildlife rehabilitation and has over 10 years experience as a volunteer wildlife rehabilitator in Perth.

Dean was appointed the Animal Care Coordinator at Native ARC from 2010-2016 and was responsible for the overall rehabilitation of more than 14,000 native animals. He has been employed as Manager in since 2012, overseeing the day to day operations of the Centre.

Dean has been a committee member of the Western Australian Wildlife Rehabilitation Council (WAWRC) since 2015 and was a member of the Western Australian Seabird Rescue (WASR) from 2014-2016. He has been a Registered Wildlife Rehabilitator with the Department of Parks & Wildlife Western Australia since 2011.

Since 2014 Dean has been an adjunct lecturer at Polytechnic West focusing on captive bird management and mammal husbandry and presents at the Department of Park's and Wildlife (DPaW) Basic Course in Wildlife Rehabilitation.

As well as his extensive experience in animal care and wildlife rehabilitation, Dean brings experience from previous employment in management, administration and event management.

Anne Bellamy
Committee Member Since:

Anne has had a long involvement in State and Federal Government policy development.

As an industry advocate on State and Federal Commissions and similar bodies Anne has assisted governments in the development of legislation in social policy areas such as work health safety, workers’ compensation, health, fatigue, chemicals and security. Anne has represented industry at international forums including the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

On a personal level Anne is from a small business background and has helped to establish and manage two family companies. Her current role is non-executive Director of Autorun Technologies which designs, manufactures and supplies radio frequency technology into mining and associate areas.

Pauline Mealor
Committee Member Since:


Pauline has volunteered at Native ARC since 2007 and an Executive Committee Member since September 2009.

Pauline has worked primarily as a Hospital Supervisor at Native ARC and has been the Training Coordinator since 2010 overseeing and facilitating numerous in-house and external work


She worked closely with the Manager of Native ARC to develop a training package to be marketed towards mine sites and other corporate organisations. Native ARC's first corporate training course held at Verve Energy in Collie in November 2013 successfully generated significant revenue for the centre.

Pauline was employed my the Main Roads Department for 26 years in secretarial administration.

Committee Member Since:

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MERRILYN has volunteered at Native ARC since 2014 and an Executive Committee Member since OCTOBER 2016.With a background in both business in counselling, Merrilyn currently works as a counsellor, clinical supervisor, and coach.  She recently wrote her first book and a companion online program. Merrilyn is a carer of people and is passionate about helping the staff and volunteers at Native ARC. One area of particular is the Self Care Workshops.

Committee Member Since: 2016


David has a background in journalism and public relations. 

David worked for a major West Australian animal welfare organisation before moving into State politics, where he has worked since 2013. David joined Native ARC because of his passion for animals, our native wildlife and the natural environment. David was actively involved in the campaign to oppose the controversial Roe 8 extension through the Beeliar wetlands.