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Are you keen to create Brighter Lives?

EOI to join our Volunteer Board

Are you keen to create Brighter Lives?

Brighter Lives Here For You Here For NQ – the Townsville Hospital Foundation – is the official charity partner of the Townsville Hospital and Health Service and we are seeking expressions of interest to join our volunteer board.

If you are passionate about helping your community, have a keen interest in creating a brighter experience for healthcare, and are willing to commit your time, skills and networks as a volunteer Board member then this could be the role for you.

We particularly encourage applicants with skills in fundraising, business development, legal, media, marketing, commercial/retail or social enterprise, events, human resource management, financial management and corporate governance, diversity, and Indigenous affairs.

The Foundation is incorporated under the Hospital Foundations Act 2018 with board membership determined by the Governor in Council on the advice of the Minister for Health.

Please contact brighterlives@health.qld.gov.au for an application pack or to arrange to speak with our chair. 

Deadline Friday 4 June 2021 for an appointment late 2021.

Craig Burkhardt

Craig Burkhardt

Chair

Craig has over 20 years of experience working with small to large family enterprises and is the Branch Manager for Rabobank Australia, Townsville and Ayr providing financial services to primary producers in Northern and Western Qld. Having spent most of his life living in regional Qld he is aware of some of the challenges that face health services and is looking forward to expanding the Townsville Hospital Foundations support into smaller centres.

Craig has a Bachelor of Business from Central Qld University and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment.

Dr Matthew Bryant

Dr Matthew Bryant

Deputy Chair

Matt is the Director of the North Queensland Persistent Pain Management Service – a team of 35 people working across Townsville, Cairns, Mackay and Mount Isa. He is the Chair of the Faculty of Pain Medicine Queensland Regional Committee and is a Senior Lecturer at James Cook University. Prior to completing his Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia training, he worked as a Rural GP in Indigenous communities in Queensland and the Northern Territory. His research interests include telehealth and pain management for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Inga Davis

Inga Davis

Board Member

Inga is an executive with over 19 years’ federal, state, and local government experience. Inga is very community-focused and is proactive in her professional and community achievements. 

She has been awarded a Bachelor of Science Honours (Marine Biology) Class II A and Bachelor of Science (Marine Biology/Zoology) from James Cook University and a Diploma of Government - Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

David Patton

David Patton

Board Member

David is a partner at wilson/ryan/grose Lawyers where he commenced employment in 1998. He was admitted as a solicitor in 2000 and is now the partner in charge of the firm’s property workgroup. David has extensive experience in property and commercial transactions.

David has been a member of the Foundation’s Board since 2015. His oldest daughter was born at Townsville University Hospital, and was there for almost 5 months after birth. During that time David and his family observed and benefited from the efforts of the Foundation and its volunteers. Becoming a member of the Board was an easy decision for David when the opportunity arose.

Tony Mooney AM

Tony Mooney AM

Board Member

Tony Mooney was a Councillor and Deputy Mayor of the Townsville City Council and was elected Mayor in 1989. He held the position of Mayor of Townsville until 2008. In 2008, Tony was made a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In 2011, Tony was awarded an Order of Australia (AM) for services to local government and the community.

Tony served on the boards of numerous government and community entities, including Ergon Energy, LG Super, Townsville Entertainment Centre Board of Management (Chair) until 2008, and as the inaugural Chair of the Willows Stadium Joint Board (currently 1300 Smiles Stadium). In 2011, Tony was appointed by the Federal Government to the Board of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority where he served until 2016.

Tony has held the position of Townsville Hospital and Health Service Board Chair since May 2016.

Elliette Duggan

Elliette Duggan

Board Member

Elliette has over 8 years' business development experience across Northern Australia, and since 2017 has held the position of Business Development Officer at the Australian Institute of Marine Science based in Townsville.  Elliette completed a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and continues to develop her knowledge and passion through studies in international business, business law, and business coaching.

Elliette has a long history of contributing to the community and now dedicates her time to the Brighter Lives Townsville Hospital Foundation in loving memory of Margaret O'Hanlon who fought bravely against Leukaemia in 2017. The bright yellow shirts and kind smiles of the Brighter Lives volunteers stood out during the long months spent at the hospital, and inspired Elliette to find a way of contributing to the foundation, and supporting others in times of need.

Linda Kensington

Linda Kensington

Board Member

Linda Kensington

Master’s Degree in Health Management (honours); Post Graduate Degree in Business; Medical Laboratory Scientist

Linda is the CEO of NAPHL, a not-for-profit organisation and leading provider of mental health and allied health services in Northern Queensland. She has more than 20 years experience providing fiscal, strategic, and operations leadership within the health system.

Linda has substantial leadership experience in the health sector across primary care, acute hospital, and community settings including government funding and procurement. She has a strong commitment to the community and is dedicated to improving primary and secondary healthcare in the Northern Queensland region. Linda is passionate about working collaboratively to improve health outcomes, particularly for disadvantaged populations.