Our Leadership Team
I have been working in the Social Services Sector for the past 12 years, encompassing roles such Relationship Education, Centre Management, Regional Program Management and as the Mission Director for Centacare Rockhampton. In 2015 I moved to Toowoomba with my Husband of 19 years and 3 children, to take on the role of Business Manager with CatholicCare Social Services (previously known as Centacare Toowoomba) and then in 2016 was blessed to move into the Director’s role. I have worked for CatholicCare for over two years now and still find that my passion lies with the Values, Mission and Vision of CatholicCare.
Corporate Services Team Leader
With 15 years of experience working in the community sector, I am passionate about providing services for individuals and families to enable them to get the most out of their life. 10 of these years I spend working as the Senior Project Administration Manager in a Mental Health organization and then moved into the Not for Profit sector working in Community Health. I hold diplomas in Business and Project Management and am currently a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
My biggest achievement in life is definitely my family. I have 2 grown up children and 4 beautiful grandchildren that I am always happy to spend time with and brag about.
Senior Counselling Practitioner
I read a wonderful life changing quote; Don’t be normal be an example. This quote sums up my motivation. I want to actively empower people to make sustainable changes in their lives. So I spent the last five years working with the Parenting orders program working with parents who have separated and are in high conflict over access to their children, I have always worked in the community sector including, children, disability’s, mental health, and crisis intervention. My strengths are in handling conflict, trauma and life.
I have always been passionate about people; knowing we all experience tough times, my heart is to support people during these times so they can continue to live a life that is meaningful to them. I am particularly passionate about Toowoomba, being a warm and welcoming community to all new comers, so everyone has a sense of belonging and a network of support. I have seven years’ experience working in a number of community services and support roles in a variety of areas including disability, youth, mental health, and most recently resettlement. I find great enjoyment spending time with family and friends, which is always a great recreational past time, especially with my husband of 12 years and our 3 beautiful children. I also enjoy reading and watching British murder mysteries. As well as being involved in my local church.
Senior Family dispute resolution practitioner
I have been working for CatholicCare Social Services (previously known as Centacare Toowoomba) for the past 4 years. I started as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and in 2015 was able to take on the further responsibilities of the Senior Team Leader role. I am passionate about families and children. I also pride myself in providing a service that is in line with the CatholicCare Mission and Values.
Community Justice Group Co-ordinator
I have worked for CatholicCare as the Community Justice Group Coordinator for the past 13 years and before that I worked as the Coordinator for Murri Watch. I currently volunteer with CatholicCare’s WHADDUP program, providing support and supervision to all the youth who attend. My passion lies with providing support to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community through our justice system.
I have been happily married to my husband for 32 years now and between us we have 6 children and 14 grandchildren. In my spare time, I enjoy creating cross stich masterpieces and love reading historical fiction novels
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