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Our Board

Our skills-based Board of Directors is responsible for the governance and strategic direction of our organisation. Their hard work and commitment is essential to our ongoing success.

Clare Schonfeld



Clare joined the YellowBridge Board in 2022 and was appointed as the Chair of the Finance, Risk and Audit Committee in 2023. In June 2024, Clare was appointed Board Chair. Clare has over 12 years of experience in tertiary education. Her experience has included senior roles that have a focus on operations, high-level strategic planning, stakeholder engagement, and finance. Clare currently works for The University of Queensland and is the Senior Manager, Operations for a University Department of Rural Health. She is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Toowoomba Together Committee and Institute of Managers and Leaders Australia and New Zealand Committee.

Caroline Browne

Carolyn Brown


Carolyn joined the YellowBridge Board in 2013. She was appointed Deputy Chair in 2014 and held the Chair role from 2015 to 2022. She is a former Community Resource Officer with Disability Services Queensland and Principal Public Trust Officer with the Public Trustee Queensland. She is the Founder of Time Made, a professional lifestyle and personal concierge service based in Toowoomba.

Lisa King

Lisa Bennett


Lisa is an experienced business and marketing strategist with a demonstrated history of working across a number of sectors including the trade sector, the health industry, and NFP sector. She is skilled in business setup and strategy, possessing a strong problem-solving ability, a love of innovation and improvement, and skills in marketing, graphic design, and website design. Lisa is the Founding Director of Toowoomba Deck Maintenance and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has family members with a disability and joined the Board in 2014 because she wanted to ‘give back’.

Tom Haydock

Tom Haydock


Tom was educated in Toowoomba and today is the Owner and Director of Toowoomba-based building company, Lavish Constructions. He joined the Board in 2015 because he was impressed by the passion the YellowBridge team had for helping others. He wanted to assist in any way and contribute to the organisation’s important work.

Tim McGowan

Tim McGowan


Tim has 35 years experience as a legal professional in the Toowoomba region. He is currently Legal Counsel for construction and engineering firm, FKG Group. He is a former Legal Counsel for Wagners and Partner with Shine Roche McGowan. He is a member of the Queensland Law Society. Tim joined the YellowBridge Board in 2015 to make a positive contribution to his local community.

Dominic Ryan


Dominic is a lifelong local of Toowoomba and is deeply passionate about Toowoomba’s community, its spirit and generosity. Having worked in the real estate industry for almost two decades, 14 years heading up Colliers Toowoomba with Business Partner Dan Dwan, the opportunity to improve and positively contribute to the community has always been a core value. A strong track record in business, people management and planning, to work with the team at YellowBridge is a great opportunity to add value as well as learn from the organisation and its team.

Dominika Ryan

Dominika Ryan


Dominika has over 15 years of experience providing accounting and audit services for ASX-listed, private, not-for-profit and government entities. Dominika is currently a Sector Director at the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office, specialising in the health sector. Her experience also spans across the housing, defence, energy, transport, travel, local government, education, and agribusiness sectors. Dominika is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. She joined the YellowBridge Board in 2021 and was appointed Chair in 2022. She held the position of Board Chair for two years before returning to the position of Director in June 2024.