Our purpose

The QFCA:


- Tell the story of citizen-led community transformation through Neighbourhood Centres
- Build cross sector relationships to increase the value and effectiveness of centres
- Provide opportunities for centres to be connected and united
- Train and lead centres in place based community development
- Foster research and evaluation into the community based work of centres

Our team

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President

Honorary Senior Fellow at the University of the Sunshine Coast and Community Development Worker at Caloundra Community Centre.

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Secretary

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Treasurer

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Geoff is the QFCA Executive Officer and Secretary of Marlin Coast Neighbourhood Centre.

Executive Officer

Geoff Roberson

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Chris has 20 years of experience in the Community Sector in State High Schools, Community Development, Volunteer Management, Microfinance, Adult Post Adoption Support and Sector Development.

Sector Development Officer

Chris Mundy

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Natasha is coordinating the QFCA's disaster projects and has previously worked for NRM SEQ, Vol Qld, BCC Water Resources and as a private consultant.  She is currently a Community Development Worker for Caloundra Community Centre. 

Disaster Development Project Coordinator

Natasha Odgers

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Ros is researching and developing a Neighbourhood Centre Drought Response Strategy in Western Queensland.

Drought Development Project Worker

Roslyn Wade

State Committee 

The management committee of the association consists of 3 ordinary members
from south-east Queensland and 4 ordinary members from regional or rural
Queensland.Two associate members with relevant qualifications and experience that benefit the association may also be appointed to the management committee.

South East Queensland Members: 

Tomas Passeggi, Caloundra Community Centre

Jenny Ryan, New Farm Neighbourhood Centre

Samantha Way, Palm Beach Neighbourhood Centre

Regional and Rural Queensland Members: 

Valeriya Edsall, The Neighbourhood Hub, Mackay

Louise Judge, Chinchilla Community Centre

Virginia Wacker,  Blackall-Tambo Neighbourhood Centre

Linda McLelland, Hinchinbrook Community Support Centre

 

                    Our Regional Networks:

The Association provides a means whereby member organisations can gain:

Information about government policy, programs, legal and administrative issues and provision of a focus for agreed action on these issues;

Advice and avenues for pursuing effective policy review and equitable funding;

Support for action being taken in relation to particular concerns affecting services;

Ready access to consultation at the Regional and State levels;

Representation and contacts at a National level;

A forum for discussion on issues related to family and individual support and community centre work;

An opportunity to work collaboratively with peer organisations on shared tasks and objectives, and

Peer support for workers and committees by contact with others elsewhere in Queensland who do similar work.

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