Our Committee

Adamm Ferrier
Adamm FerrierPresident
Adamm is a foundation member of VicBears. In his professional life he lectures in public health internationally. He has had a diverse career- from working in disability to being a professional opera singer to running a correctional health system.

He is currently completing a doctorate that examines the status of the health of the bear community in Australia. He is committed to ensuring VicBears is a welcoming place for all who seek a social environment which values, celebrates and promotes positive masculinities.

Darryn Paspa
Darryn PaspaVice President
Generally cool, calm and collected, I’m a hard worker who takes initiative and likes to get things done. Always up for a chat or a laugh, I love to balance the hard work with some great fun too, trying to look for the bright or funny side of most situations. I work in the public sector and take great pleasure and pride in providing outstanding outcomes for my community. I hope to do the same thing for VicBears’ members through everything I do as a member of the Committee.

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.” (Atticus Finch from ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’) – Harper Lee

Clint Roberts
Clint RobertsTreasurer
Honest, fun, loving, genuine, extraverted and supportive.

Been an active member of Vicbears since 2006, and a life member from 2013.
This is my 8th non-consecutive year on the Vicbears committee and love working with our current team, who fully support one another and the wider community.

I am proud to be part of a club which is fully inclusive and raises funds to support of the LGBTI community.

Kevin Reader
Kevin ReaderSecretary
Creative, honest, innovative and organised – I have a passion for our all sections of the LGBTI community and strive to ensure that not only do we make ourselves proud of our achievements but that we help everyone to join us for the journey. Our greatest strength is our inclusiveness.

“The world will always contain positives and negatives, it’s up to us what we learn from them and who we let ourselves become as a result.”

Jeremy Vincent
Jeremy VincentCommittee Member
It’s not surprising that a career in Communications, the Arts and Food industries has given me a love the social get-together. I guess I’m a party animal, but more importantly in recent years I have come to know the power of social interaction and the benefits it brings to people’s lives, contributing to health and wellbeing and developing friendships. VicBears helps tick all these boxes. If only I had more hours in the day!
Mal Miller
Mal MillerCommittee Member
Ordinary Committee Member (2019)
Michael Rayner
Michael RaynerCommittee Member
I’m a far-too-social extroverted introvert who likes to ponder, tinker, build stuff and play rugby.

I’m a big supporter of the role VicBears plays in the broader community – it’s not just creating an inclusive, safe and welcoming environment where people can be themselves but how we join together with other like-minded organisations to achieve better outcomes for everyone.

– Committee Member – 2019 (Current)

Mikhail Ruzhanskiy
Mikhail RuzhanskiyCommittee Member
I’m an outgoing social type who is absolutely in love with the Melbourne gay community. I love bringing people together and being on a Vic Bears Committee gives me an opportunity to do just that.

– Committee Member – 2019 (Current)

Scott Foggarty
Scott FoggartyCommittee Member
Unique, intelligent, caring individual that is passionate about the gay community and achieving social justice. I joined Vicbears as a way of making friends and wanting to be part of a community that welcomed and accepted me.

– Committee Member – 2019 (Current)

Committee Roll

  • President – Adamm Ferrier
  • Vice President – Darryn Paspa
  • Treasurer – Clint Roberts
  • Secretary – Kevin Reader
  • Ordinary Committee Members – Jeremy Vincent, Mal Miller, Michael Rayner, Mikhail Ruzhanskiy & Scott Foggarty

From January 2018

  • President – Rob Camm
  • Vice President – Adamm Ferrier
  • Treasurer – Clint Robert
  • Secretary – Kevin Reader
  • Ordinary Committee Members – Darryn Paspa, Drew Ball & Jeremy Vincent

From September 2017

  • President – Peter Undy
  • Vice President – Nigel Wapling
  • Treasurer – Frank Kiraly
  • Secretary – Neil Olerhead
  • Ordinary Committee Members – Cheyne Oliver, Cam Smith, Daniel Foster & Mark Haden

  • President – Peter Undy
  • Vice President – Nigel Wapling
  • Treasurer – Frank Kiraly
  • Secretary – Neil Olerhead
  • Ordinary Committee Members – Chyene Oliver, Cam Smith, Daniel Foster, Marc Smith and Patrick Greber

  • President – Peter Undy
  • Vice President – Nigel Wapling
  • Treasurer – Frank Kiraly
  • Secretary – Neil Olerhead
  • Ordinary Committee Members – Cheyne Oliver, Garry Hilditch, Raymond, Marc Smith & Rob Camm

  • President – Peter Undy
  • Vice President – Nick Laws
  • Treasurer – Adrian Price
  • Secretary – Neil Olerhead
  • Ordinary Committee Members – Christopher McArthur, Erin O’Neil, Evan Crain & Nigel Wapling

  • President – Peter Undy
  • Vice President – Terry Xynos
  • Treasurer – TBA
  • Secretary – Nick Laws
  • Ordinary Committee Members – Jason Buttigieg, Matt Hill, Neil Olerhead, Ross Roberts & Ohad Mograbi
  • President – Peter Undy
  • Vice President – Terry Xynos
  • Treasurer – Kevin Byrne
  • Secretary – Nick Laws
  • Ordinary Committee Members – Matt Hill, Neil Olerhead, Paul Grinter and Ohad Magrabi

  • President – Rob Camm
  • Vice President – Craig Ingrey
  • Treasurer – Clint Roberts
  • Secretary – Peter Undy
  • Ordinary Committee Members – Drew Ball, Jack Chapman, Kevin Reader & Phil Webster

  • President – Ricky Cooper
  • Vice President – Luke Mitchell
  • Treasurer – Clint Roberts
  • Secretary – Peter Undy
  • Ordinary Committee Member – Jack Chapman, Joe Davis-Westland, Kevin Reader & Rob Camm