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Members

Sandra Holebrook 

President

Jeramy Hope

Secretary

Jeramy Hope has over 15 years management experience in the Not for Profit sector, with expertise in ageing, child and youth services and the disability sector.

This experience has been demonstrated in practice through the developed of policy and staff and system practice development,  including advocacy behaviour management and complex case management. These skills have been delivered through the lens of person-centred and client centric supports.

He has a passion for people management, always seeking out opportunities to create space to develop an atmosphere that builds, maintains and develops relationships with his staff and their stakeholders.

Jeramy is always looking for unique ways to assist others to find their confidence and potential, supporting employees and clients to develop independence, natural supports and strengthen already established networks and relationships.

Currently studying Masters of Business Administration and qualifications in Management & Leadership, He is an avid blogger in the disability space and is at heart a family man spending all his spare time with his four children.

Jeramy moved to the Wide Bay in July 2016 for a sea change, working for Anglicare Southern Queensland as Community Services Manager Wide Bay basing himself at Hervey Bay.

Margaret Richters

Treasurer

Kirsti Kee

Committee Member

Kirsti moved to Hervey Bay in 2005 and retired from the role of Executive Director, Education Queensland in Wide Bay Burnett in 2009.  Her career began as a classroom teacher and took her to Malaysia, the Northern Territory and Queensland.  Kirsti has also been a Business Manager and the Director of a TAFE Institute and owner/manager of a small catering business and delicatessen. Kristi’s community work ranges from playgroups and school P&Cs to service clubs, cycling groups and surf lifesaving.   She is also the Treasurer of the Regional Development Australia Wide Bay Burnett Committee. Kirsti has four grandchildren and enjoys travelling overseas to visit two of them.  During these trips she usually manages to indulge her interest of long distance walking.  Fortunately two of her grandchildren live in Brisbane and enjoy visiting Hervey Bay.

Cate Akaveka

Vice-President