Board of Directors

Michael Smith

Michael is the founder and CEO of the AW Foundation. He is extremely passionate about the mental, spiritual health and wellbeing of society as a whole.  

Michael is dedicating his time to helping achieve his goal of making a significant cultural shift in society, helping people set their spirit free. 

Using his foundation and his private company to support his vision and achieve his goal.

Tara Walton

Tara has been working in the youth and education industry for the last 18 years. Having completed her Diploma in Small Companies and Theatre including the CSTD Dance Teachers Certificate.

Tara has previously operated as the director / principal of her own dance school from 2009 – 2023. Tara is now working in the Community Engagement sector. Focusing on building new relationships and bringing people together.

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Simonetta Polemi

Simonetta Polemi is a strong believer in helping people. Over the past 12 years, Simonetta has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in teh NFP sector while volunteering with a number of different organizations including the Children First Foundation, the North Melbourne Soup Kitchen as well as Church on the Hill.

Her volunteering included managing, preparing and delivering meals for those who attended the kitchen, along with directly caring for international children post operation during the healing process.

Simonetta hold strong values and prides herself on her resounding desire to give and passion to help other people.