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Kath Dickson Family Centre

Serving, protecting and empowering families since 1975

serving, protecting and empowering families since 1975serving, protecting and empowering families since 1975

Board of Directors

Kath Dickson Family Centre is governed by a Board of Directors to oversee its community operations and obligations. The Board meets on a monthly basis and is involved in the decision making process for the organisation. 

The Board of Directors holds the following positions:Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary and Directors (2 – 7 members). All these positions are voluntary.


 

Dr Craig Russell 

Chairman 

Dr Craig Russell has been a Medical Practitioner for the past 19 years. Currently, his expertise is in the area of diagnosis and treatment of all types of skin cancers. He is currently a Skin Cancer Doctor, Specialist General Practitioner and a Director of the Darling Downs Skin Cancer Clinic in Toowoomba.

He also has extensive experience of Management Committees and currently sits on the Board of Kalila Kindergarten (Toowoomba), among others.

He is a tireless worker and contributor, serving the community.

 

Mark Jocumsen 

Vice Chairman

Mark Jocumsen is an experienced business strategy and transformation consultant, with strong strategic and entrepreneurial flair. He is currently Principal Consultant with Stategenics, a highly innovative and rapidly growing business strategy and transformation firm based in Toowoomba. His particular area of interest is in helping Toowoomba businesses develop their capacity in the fields of robotics and aerospace innovation. 

Prior to Strategenics, Mark founded the Toowoomba based business improvement consultancy, Better Business Outcomes in 2006. He remains as Director of this company.


 

Murray Crawford 

Secretary

Murray G. Crawford, Solicitor and principal of Crawford Laherty & O’Sullivan, Lawyers, has been involved in property and commercial law for the past seventeen years. Murray was admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1987 and to the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1999. He has lectured in taxation and business law at the USQ in Toowoomba, and at Monash University before that, so he has a rare blend of academic knowledge and practical experience.

As a solicitor, Murray has always devoted time to charitable and community work and has been on the Kath Dickson Board of Directors for the past decade.

Caitlin Easton 

Treasurer

Caitlin Easton is a proud woman of the Bundjalung nation. Caitlin works in medical research with the University of Queensland School of Medicine and has a particular interest in Indigenous Mental Health. Caitlin completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Southern Queensland in 2012 and is now working toward her PhD. She has worked in early childhood secondary and tertiary education and brings with her a bright and vibrant outlook on life. She has had a successful career as an Opera singer with her career highlight being her performance at the Sydney Opera House while 26 weeks pregnant. 

She is passionate about the work that Kath Dickson Family Centre is doing in the community and enjoys the work associated with the governance of the organisation. She lives in Toowoomba with her husband Nick, son Digby and cat Bond. 

 

Tyrone Pearce 

Director


Tyrone Pearce is an active community member from the Gunggari people of the Maranoa region of south west Qld. He proudly represents his people as an Indigenous Education Ambassador with DWEER Canberra. Tyrone is currently working in the construction industry applying his carpentry trade skills on the Toowoomba by pass.

Tyrone is passionate about Kath Dickson Family Centre and the work being done towards working with our local Indigenous community to bring change for our children of the future.
 

Mick Harding

Director


Mick Harding is a Director at McConachie Stedman who specialises in working with SMEs, franchises, trades and primary producers. He prides himself on his solution-orientated approach and enjoys working with clients and their businesses to strive for continuous improvement. By identifying challenges and the solutions to overcome them, Mick helps business owners to improve systems and efficiencies.

Outside of accounting, Mick is a sports enthusiast. He enjoys swimming, playing soccer and taking his wife camping in their camper trailer.

In life, one of Mick’s favourite quotes is, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”
 

Jude Mills 

Chief Executive Officer

Jude Mills, CPA qualified accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce, joined as Finance Manager in January 2014, and subsequently was CEO on 1st July 2015.

Jude draws on her corporate and accounting experience having held senior management positions with Australian and internationally listed companies. 

She brings to our organisation a combination of enthusiasm, business management skills and a passion for children. 

Her goal is to assist our organisation make a difference for the children in our community.



If you have a question for any of our Board of Directors please contact us.