9560 6722

155 Coleman Parade,

Glen Waverley 3150


Wavecare provides counselling to people for a broad range of issues. Counselling is provided in a safe and confidential environment by qualified and experienced practitioners.



Meet the Board - Our Board are all local community members who are committed to Wavecare.


Swami Nathan - WaveCare Board Treasurer

Swami Nathan

Board Treasurer

Swami Nathan has senior executive experience spanning the information technology and professional services sectors. He has the ability to balance strategic capability with tactical implementation. He has led the implementation and on-going provision of major IT systems and has implemented SAAS applications in the area of Occupational Health and Safety, Risk and Compliance Management and Facility Management. He is committed to adding value to the governance and compliance regimes.

Swami brings a strong strategic capability and is an entrepreneur with an eye for current and future trends and comprehends the “big picture”. Accurately assesses organisational strengths and weaknesses and vulnerabilities and makes tactical and strategic adjustments.


John McKenzie - WaveCare Board Secretary

John McKenzie

Board Secretary

Has worked for Telstra for over 30 years fulfilling many roles, predominantly working in Billing and was responsible for developing and the implementation of the new bill design a few years ago – a major achievement. John loves playing golf and is a fanatical Richmond supporter.

He volunteered for a position in 2011, as he thought that he could bring his corporate background and governance to assist. Personally, he says he has found that experience uplifting and working with the other board members, our CEO and staff members during a very difficult period has been fantastic, and he feels that we are making positive inroads. The board is working very hard to ensure that Wavecare offers all its customers the best service possible.


Lesley Potucek - WaveCare Director

Lesley Potucek


Lesley has been a local Monash resident for over thirty five years and runs a graphic design business in Wheelers Hill.

She joined the Wavecare board in 2010 when she became aware of some of the challenges that Wavecare faces as a not-for-profit organisation, operating without government funding. Since then she has been heavily engaged in raising the money needed to continue improving and expanding our services, and allowing us to be flexible and responsive to our client needs. She is always keen to boost awareness of Wavecare services and to grow our support base.


Gary Layton - WaveCare Board Member

Gary Layton B.Sc. M.Sc. MBA MAICD

Board Member

Gary has over 20 years' experience in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries gained through senior management roles with several leading commercial and not-for-profit healthcare organisations in Australia and the United Kingdom.  In his previous roles with organisations that include Glaxo Australia, Glaxo Wellcome UK, the International Diabetes Institute, Therapeutic Guidelines Limited and The Royal Flying Doctor Service, Gary has developed and managed numerous productive strategic alliances with community health organisations, commercial organisations, government and professional bodies.  These efforts resulted in the development of new revenue streams and a range of health service programs designed to fill healthcare gaps in vulnerable communities.

Gary has served on numerous organisational subcommittees including Business Development, Finance, Clinical Quality, and Occupational Health and Safety.  Gary is currently President of the Roberts McCubbin Primary School Council and Manager of Stakeholder Relations at The Mary MacKillop Institute of Health Research, Australian Catholic University.


Denis Carruthers - WaveCare Vice-Chair

Denis Carruthers

Vice Chair

Denis has more than 40 years’ experience in the retail sector and spent 25 years with Westfield Shopping Centre Group in senior management roles in Australia and the UK.  His last role was Director of Shopping Centre Management & Marketing for Westfield based in London.

Since retirement in 2010 Denis has undertaken shopping centre consultancy work in Australia and overseas.  Denis is a Charter member of the Lions Club of Wheelers Hill, ex-President, and Currently Vice President, Services.


Joy Banerji - WaveCare Chair

Joy Banerji


Joy has been a Board Member of Wavecare Inc. since 2010.  Her interest in the organization was instigated by her role as a Councillor in the City of Monash, a position she held for a period of almost ten years. She retired from Council duties in November 2012.

In April 2012, Joy was elected as the Chairperson of the Board of Wavecare Inc., a position she still holds. Despite the many challenges the Board has faced over the last few years, Joy feels her role has been made easier with the strong support of all other committed and hardworking members of the Board. The Board has worked effectively as a strong team to try and maximise the opportunities and benefits for the organisation.

Joy has completed a Bachelor of Social Science (Legal and Dispute Studies) from RMIT. She is currently undertaking a course to qualify as a Credentialed Master Practitioner of Coaching.