Board of Directors

Board of Directors

(Pictured above L-R Therese Smith, Debra Burden, Matthew Watts, Tom Ryan, Bob James, Marianne Bonassi, Sandra Hubert)

Board of Directors
Tom Ryan
  • Position: Chair.
  • Qualifications: RN, DipApp Sci, Grad Di Ed, MMH (Psychotherapy) FACMHN.
  • Experience: Townsville Hospital and Health Service as the Primary Care Liaison Officer, He has been a Director since 2000.
Marianne Bonassi
  • Position: Director.
  • Qualifications: MMH (Psychotherapy) B. Occ. Thy. GCE (TT).
  • Experience: JCU - Discipline of Occupational Therapy since 2006 - Academic Advisor, Undergraduate Coordinator and Lecturer. Clincal experience with Queensland Health - Townsville Mental Health Service Group. She has been a Director since 2008.
Sandra Hubert
  • Position: Director.
  • Qualifications: Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.
  • Experience: More than 34 years experience in Management & Finance Accounting and Taxation. 23 years experience as a Disability Support Worker and 11 years Treasurer and Board Member of MIFNQ, 7 years Chairperson and Board Member of Althea Projects. 7yrs Committee Member of the Australian Institute of Management, 10 years Committee Member and Treasurer of Thuringowa Chamber of Commerce and 6 years coordinator of Thuringowa Business Awards. Formerly a member of MIFNQ Management Committee.
Matthew Watts
  • Position: Director.
  • Qualifications: NVQ - Estate Agency, City & Guilds Television and Video Production. 
  • Experience: 10+ years experience in high value residential and commercial sales, finance and executive recruitment. Matthew is currently working with Townsville City Council. He has been a Director since January 2014. 
Bob James
  • Position: Director.
  • Qualifications: Certified Practising Accountant for 45 years. Bachelor Social Science (Hons) and Master Indigenous Studies (Hons).
  • Bob was appointed to the selectability Board at the 2017 AGM. 


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