Our Board

An experienced and passionate board with diverse skills in finance, law, community, education and literature governs 100 Story Building to ensure its successful operation.

Curious? Would like to know more about how to join 100 Story Building’s board? Email info@100storybuilding.org.au or phone 9044 8215.

Our board of directors are:

sandeep k verma final

Sandeep Verma (Chair) is an experienced organisational leader, and is currently leading a statewide youth human rights project for the Centre for Multicultural Youth. A former corporate employment lawyer, speechwriter and marketing communications manager, Sandeep won the Department of Justice Secretary’s award for his crisis communications work during the Black Saturday bushfires. He has spent his life mentoring and helping young people, and loves encouraging creativity and adventure. Sandeep was born in Pasadena, California and grew up on a steady diet of burritos, hip-hop, Hindu mythology and superhero comics. Sandeep speaks Hindi and Spanish, loves cooking and has won the the Australian Chilli Cook Off Championship three years in a row.

100SB_board_Chanelle Burns Chanelle Burns is a social worker with 10 years experience in the community sector in Victoria. She currently works as a Counsellor Advocate at the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture in the western suburbs of Melbourne. In this role Chanelle works with children and families from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds. Chanelle is committed to finding collaborative and respectful ways of working alongside individuals and communities. She is excited by how storytelling, writing, art, play, music and movement can be healing for children and families. She values creativity, imagination and celebrating diverse voices. Chanelle also loves bike riding, baking, yoga and, most of all, she loves reading!
Trent Cummings is the Head of 3rd Party Finance at ANZ Bank. He has Bachelor of Business, Laws and a qualified Chartered Accountant. Trent has a passion for learning and the future of our children. He has supported a number of NFP organisations in his career, such as Treasurer for Early Childhood Management Services (ECMS) and consulted to the Jean Hailes Foundation. He enjoys hearing the views of the community with a hope to make today better than yesterday, and to be prepared for tomorrow. 

Growing up on a dairy farm in country Victoria,  Julie Mason learnt how to milk cows, ride horses and drive tractors.  After attending small country schools, Julie decided teaching was to be her vocation. She is Principal of Baden Powell College, in the City of Wyndham, looking after 1800 students and 200 staff. Julie was awarded Victorian Primary Principal of the Year in 2005 and awarded a forty year service certificate in 2012. Julie has been a member of the Rotary Club of Wyndham for twenty years, and in 2015-16 she was District Governor. Actively involved in local government committees for many years, Julie was Wyndham Citizen of the Year in 2006. Julie has two adult sons and three gorgeous grandsons.

Emily wrigglesworth final

Emily Wrigglesworth is a specialist in public relations and communications. She has twenty years experience, primarily working in the cultural, education, not-for-profit and government sectors. As head of public relations for Museums Victoria she helped share the amazing stories hiding in objects, exhibitions and research.

Emily runs Wrigglesworks Consulting. She believes communication can make a positive impact on big problems. In recent years, she has worked on campaigns around obesity, violence against women, workplace exploitation and climate change. She teaches PR Writing at RMIT University, is an Industry Inspirer for Thrive Research Hub at The University of Melbourne, and lives in Melbourne’s inner west with a mini crew of adventurers and pets.