Adrian is a qualified accountant and financial manager with over 20 years’ experience in providing commercial business, advisory and accounting expertise to various sectors including health, hospitality, agriculture and retail. He began his managerial career with Carlton & United Breweries in the early 1990’s, then formalised his commercial acumen which led to a professional accounting career and local small business ownership. He holds a Bachelor of Science, a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting/Law), a Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting and is currently undertaking a Master of Business Administration. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Adrian’s strong belief in social justice has driven his involvement in the Not for Profit sector as well as sitting on the boards of other local charity organisations. He was appointed to the role of CEO in 2020 after five years as the Chief Financial Officer.
Jodie has extensive experience in the community services sector with professional roles in aged care, allied health, training, disability management, and lifestyle and leisure coordination. She commenced her career as an Enrolled Nurse in Dalby and holds Diplomas in Community Services Management and Leisure and Health. She joined YellowBridge QLD in 2015 to lead the organisation’s transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). She was appointed COO in 2021 after six years as General Manager Disability Support.
Gail has extensive experience within the Disability Support industry and is one of YellowBridge’s longer serving employees having joined the organisation in 2008 when it was known as Hhelp. She has experienced the full range of roles from support worker and program support officer to team leader and program manager. She was appointed General Manager Disability Support in 2021.
Donita has over twenty years’ experience working with homeless young people within the local region. She has had a range of roles from residential support worker, youth worker to program manager. Donita has a Diploma of Youth Work and Diploma of Leadership and Management. She now combines her two passions, youth and housing, being appointed as General Manager of Housing and Youth in 2022.
Mary is a Chartered Accountant and a current member of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand (CA ANZ). She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting from the University of Cape Town and prior to pursuing a career in accounting she established and operated a number of her own businesses.
However, she was always drawn to accounting and after obtaining her CA spent much of her subsequent career in the field of Public Practice Accounting and Tax. She also held a Public Practice certificate for several years running her own small practice in Auckland. On moving to Australia, being very much a “People Person”, she wanted to feel that she was making a significant difference to other peoples’ lives so decided to look for something that would achieve this yet at the same time still incorporate her passion for accounting. She joined YellowBridge in March 2018 on a 12 month contract as Finance Co-Ordinator, thereafter becoming Finance Manager and then towards the end of 2022 she was appointed General Manager Business Services. Working at YellowBridge is everything that she’d hoped for and she thoroughly enjoys working with such a diverse range of clients and staff across all the various programs.
Nicole has had varying roles in the community sector for 10 years. She is passionate about social justice, equality for all, and has a particular passion for fairness equity in the workplace. Nicole recently obtained a Graduate Certificate in Psychology and is furthering her study towards her honours in Psychology which she then hopes to transfer to organisational psychology. She also holds a Graduate Certificate in Management with a human resources focus.
Taralee had worked in the healthcare and community sector for more than seven years in various operational management roles. She is passionate about empowering staff, fighting for justice, and creating a positive staff culture. She believes in ensuring adequate staff training and providing mentorship to deliver people-centered care. She has an Advanced Diploma in Community Sector Management.