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selectability’s Board of Directors, chaired by Danielle Hornsby, possesses extensive expertise across mental health, disability support, clinical practice and business management.
Dr Tulha Aga
Robert (Bob) James
Dr Clive Skarott AM
B. Speech Therapy, MBA (Marketing and Info Systems), AICD
Danielle is a seasoned health service executive who has a passion for driving innovation to improve health services in regional centres.
She currently leads the practice of some 700 allied health clinicians across the broader Townsville region, with a reputation and achievement record which has influenced rural health policy and practice nationally for over two decades.
She is a speech pathologist by background, holds a Master in Business Administration and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Dr Tulha Aga
FRANZCP, RCPsych, MBBS
Dr Tulha Aga is a Consultant Psychiatrist with over 20 years’ experience in healthcare across the UK and Australia. His interest is in community and rehabilitation psychiatry and he has worked extensively with CALD communities.
Tulha works clinically for the Townsville Disaster Recovery Team and is employed by Townsville University Hospital as Clinical Director responsible for Rural and Remote Psychiatry as well as the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Wellbeing Assessment and Engagement Service.
He is a Senior Lecturer with JCU College of Medicine and Dentistry and has held tutor positions in Healthcare Leadership and in Communication skills.
GAICD, BBus(Marketing), GradDipEd (Middle Years), CertIV Training & Assessment
Sonia Bennetto is a serving Councillor of the Charters Towers Regional Council, and held the position of Deputy Mayor for six years. With degrees in Education and Marketing, Sonia has over 15 years of experience in business development, vocational training, strategic marketing, product development, copywriting and digital design. She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has developed considerable expertise in corporate governance, and strategic planning.
As a practicing relief teacher in a regional community, Sonia recognises the emerging pressures and adversities that young people face when it comes to their mental health and wellbeing. She also serves as a Director of the North Queensland Sports Foundation and recognises the significance of keeping regional community members connected to sports and active recreation, for both their mental and physical wellbeing.
A strong advocate for innovation and creativity in the workplace, Sonia is passionate about identifying opportunities to develop regional community connections, capacity, and resilience through positive mental health and wellbeing.
Robert (Bob) James
CPA, BSocSc (Hons); MIndigSt (Hons) (Director since 2017)
Bob is a retired university lecturer, historian and accountant. He has a longterm concern for those with mental health issues and their families and carers. This interest was brought about by family exposure to mental ill health and suicide over the last two decades.
He joined the board of one of selectability’s founding organisations Mental Illness Fellowship NQ (MIFNQ) in 2004 and was President and Chair for many years
Dr Clive Skarott AM
HonDUniv DipFinSvcs, FAICD, FAMI, JP (Qual.) (Director since 2019)
Clive is the Chair of the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service, Chair of JCU Dental and President of the Cairns Historical Society and Museum. He was Chair of Ergon Energy and a director of Energy Queensland Ltd as well as being Chair of the Cairns Port Authority. He has also served in a number of other positions including as a director of Advance Cairns; Treasurer of the Regional Development Australia Committee (Far North Queensland and Torres Strait); and director and Chief Executive Officer of the Electricity Credit Union.
NVQ (Estate Agency), C&G Television and Video Production, Cert IV Information Technology (Director since 2014)
Matthew is an experienced IT, HR and business specialist with over 18 years’ experience in client engagement roles. He is currently contracting with the Queensland State Government in a diverse range of IT projects. Prior to this, he worked in high value residential and commercial property sales, finance, and executive and public sector recruitment.
Neil is a leader in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, housing, economic development and administration, leading the development of complex and sensitive economic, social and housing and health policy, projects and initiatives as well as structural, capability and cultural change reforms.
He is currently the CEO of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Housing Queensland and is the former CEO of the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council.
With a track record in outcomes, he also has a public health degree from the University of Queensland.
MBA, BSocSc, GradCertMentalHealthPrac, RN.
Karen Lenihan is the Principal Official Visitor for New South Wales under the NSW Mental Health Act 2007. She has held this position since February 2016.
With a background working as a clinician, educator, manager and executive, Ms Lenihan has broad working experience in health service delivery and policy.
Ms Lenihan’s career is characterised by her work with fringe populations who experience high levels of social stigma and disadvantage. She is committed to quality service provision, is a strong advocate for social justice and believes in equity of access to the resources available in contemporary society.
LLB Hons, B Com.
Louise Prychidczuk is a highly experienced lawyer and board director with over 20 years of experience in the legal industry. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree from Griffith University and has been admitted to practice law in multiple jurisdictions.
Throughout her career, Louise has worked with a diverse range of clients, from individuals and small businesses to large corporations and government entities.
She has also had extensive experience working for Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander legal services in criminal law. Louise started the first Homeless Persons Legal Clinic in Cairns.
selectability acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we provide services and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge those with lived experience and those who support and partner with us to improve mental wellbeing and prevent suicide across regional Queensland.