Board of Directors
Tom Ryan (chair)
RN, CMHN, DipApp Sci, Grad Dip Ed, MMH (Psychotherapy), FACMHN, MAICD (Director since 2000)
Tom is a Credentialed Mental Health Nurse (RPN, RGON, RCompN) and has been a practicing psychotherapist for more than 30 years. He currently works in Primary Care Liaison and practices within and coordinates the Specialist Psychotherapy Clinic for Townsville Hospital and Health Service Mental Health Service Group. He was formerly Nursing Director, Director of Area Mental Health Services, and has held various Clinical Nurse Consultant and other clinical, management, teaching, research and supervision roles.
Tom sees involvement in mental wellbeing as the responsibility of a citizen as well as a mental health professional. He strongly believes that the lasting solutions to much of the distress people experience lie within engagement with our communities, a sense of belonging and compassionate mutual responsibilities. He believes selectability gives expression to that ethos.
Tom is a member of the Board and of the Governance Committee. Tom is also Chair of the Board of Jobtrain Pty Ltd trading as selectability Training.
MMH (Psychotherapy) B. Occ. Thy. GCE (TT) (Director since 2008)
Marianne commenced her career in mental health 2001 as a case manager with the mobile intensive treatment team. In 2005 she became the academic advisor at JCU in the discipline of Occupational Therapy where she was also undergraduate coordinator and a mental health lecturer. In 2018 she returned to work in mental health in a new role as a staff development officer, allied health clinical education. Marianne is passionate about making a difference in some small way to those in the community who experience mental health issues. This is reflected in both her professional and personal life.
Marianne is a member of the Governance Committee and a Director of Jobtrain Pty Ltd trading as selectability Training.
Dr David Hartman
MBBS, FRANZCP (Director since 2019)
David is currently a psychiatrist in private practice and the Townsville Private Clinic. He is a Queensland Health staff specialist and Adjunct Associate Professor at James Cook University. He was previously Clinical Director, Child and Youth Mental Health Service for the Townsville Hospital and Health Service.
As a psychiatrist specialising in youth mental health, David has a longstanding commitment to working with young people with severe mental health problems.
David is a member of the Governance Committee and a Director of Jobtrain Pty Ltd trading as selectability Training.
AFAIM; BCom; AssocDip Bus; CertIV Dis; CertIV WH&S (Director since 2016)
Sandra has over 30 years’ experience as an accountant for small business to multi-national companies including tax agent and project management. Over the years, Sandra has also held roles on numerous committees in our community, including the Australian Institute of Management. Sandra has her own business providing accounting services to organisations while also working as a disability support worker. She was a management committee member of MIFNQ since 2006 and was involved in the merger with Solas Ltd.
Sandra has focused her life on helping others and is passionate about putting the focus on the individual rather than the disability.
Sandra is a member of the Finance and Risk Committee and a Director of Jobtrain Pty Ltd trading as selectability Training.
Robert (Bob) James
CPA, BSocSc (Hons); MIndigSt (Hons) (Director since 2017)
Bob is a retired university lecturer, historian and accountant. He has a long-term 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 in 2001 and 2003.
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.
Bob is a member of the Finance and Risk Committee and a Director of Jobtrain Pty Ltd trading as selectability Training.
LLB; GradDip LP (Director since 2018)
Stephanie is the North West Coordinator for Community Engagement and Volunteers for Wellways. She previously worked as the Senior Adviser to the Member for Herbert (2016- 2019) and also for the Minister for Disability Services and Seniors the Hon. Coralee O’Rourke.
Stephanie is currently studying her Masters in Politics & Policy and has recently completed her Certificate in Leadership, Action and Organising. She is passionate about mental wellbeing because she has seen the difference organisations like selectability have made on people's lives.
Stephanie believes mental well-being and suicide prevention are the biggest issues we are facing in Australia and she wants to support organisations and Government in ensuring more is done.
Stephanie is a member of the Governance Committee and a Director of Jobtrain Pty Ltd trading as selectability Training.
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.
Clive believes he is making a valuable contribution to the mental wellbeing of North Queenslanders by serving on the selectability Board.
Clive is a member of the Finance Audit and Risk Committee and a Director of Jobtrain Pty Ltd trading as selectability Training.
Professor Robert Stable AM
MBBS, DUniv (QUT), MHP, FRACGP, FAICD, FCHSM (Hon) (Director since 2018)
Professor Stable’s 50-year career in health has included roles as a rural and remote General Practitioner, a Flying Doctor, Hospital Medical Superintendent and Chief Executive, Director-General of the Queensland Department of Health, Member and Chair of the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council, Vice-Chancellor and President of Bond University and Non-Executive Board Director/Member.
He holds other Board appointments as Chair and Director of Health Workforce Queensland, Director of the Royal Flying Doctor Service – Queensland Section and North and West Remote (Primary) Health and Chair of the Metro North Hospital and Health Service Board.
Robert is a member of the Finance Audit and Risk Committee and a Director of Jobtrain Pty Ltd trading as selectability Training.
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.
He is passionate about promoting the role that organisations like selectability play in mental wellbeing and suicide prevention in the community, ensuring these services are accessible to as many consumers as possible.
Matthew is the Chair of the Governance Committee and a Director of Jobtrain Pty Ltd trading as Selectability Training.