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Committee and Staff

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Michael Collins
President/Publicity Officer
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Tania Hornberg
Vice-President
Qualifications: Person with spinal cord injury - wheelchair user

 

 

Leanne Carmichael
Secretary
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 Ross Kingsun
Treasurer
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Richard Cordukes
Member
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We are looking for more community-minded people to join our committee.

 

MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

 

Deborah Wilson
Chief Executive Officer  MAICD  AFIML
Qualifications: Diploma of Management;  Cert III IT Software Application Specialist

 

Deborah has a wealth of experience in both the private and NFP sectors in management & governance, administration, client services, ICT, marketing, WHS and event management.  Along with this, she also has  Management Committee experience having served in a variety of roles in both the business and sporting arenas.  With this diverse background, Deborah leads our team working longside the Management Committee to lead our organisation into the future.  In 2013 Deborah was a Finalist in the AIM's Excellence Awards - NFP Manager - Townsville Region. 
Born and bred in Townsville (aside from 14 years in Darwin), she is a true North Queenslander, passionate about our region and its people. 

 

Beverly Smith
Office Administrator
Qualifications: Cert III Financial Services; Certificate of High Recommendation for Outstanding Administration and Customer Service

My role with IAT over the past five years has been as Administrator and to provide assistance and support to the Management Committee as Secretary. In these roles my main focus is to provide excellence in customer service and to assist IAT’s Management Committee, Management and staff to achieve basic Human Rights for People with a Disability.

I have over 20 years’ experience in Business Administration and Bookkeeping, working in the Community Services (child care) industry, State Government, Construction and Service industries, and Community Centre volunteer work.  My work attributes include Professional integrity and ethics.

ADVOCATES/NDIS APPEALS OFFICERS

Helen De-Campo
Advocate/NDIS Appeals Officer
Qualifications: JP(Qual) and various others including a Masters of Social Work(PQ)

 

Helen has experience working with rural and remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  She has worked in the Mental Health sector for a couple of years as well as in the disability sector. 

Helen has various qualifications which include a Masters of Social Work (PQ) and has worked for various Government Departments and extensively in the Legal Sector.

 

Anne Hansen
Advocate/NDIS Appeals Officer
Qualifications: Certificates in the Human Resource Sector including Advocacy Skills; Cert III in Retail Store Operations

I am a lover of quotes, they reflect who I am and my passions. Experienced in many roles, from sales/administration to small business owner to manager in retail and rehabilitation co-ordinator, I have found my niche in the client services sector where I bring experience in people relations, professionalism, empathy and strong client focus.

Advocacy is my passion to the vulnerable, marginalised, abused and to people who’s rights are being undermined and ignored. A strong focus on righting a wrong. Identifying systemic issues and taking on board to the relevant parties. Rejoicing with clients when an outcome has been reached is great satisfaction.

"Choose a job you love - and you will never have to work a day in your life." - Confucius

 

Jessie Taylor
Junior Advocate
Qualifications:  Cert IV Disability (incl Advocacy Skill Set);  Cert II Business;  Currently studying Bachelor of Psychological Sciences

Jessie has quality experience in areas including disability & behavioural management, special needs education, carer support services, homelessness & rehabilitation.  She has worked for a variety of Government and Non-Government services and has gained quality rapport with many service providers within the North Queensland region.  She is very passionate about achieving great outcomes for those who identify as having a disability as she understands the challenges involved due her personal experience with her own disability and learning impairments.