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Our Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Carol Godwin

Carol Godwin

Chief Executive Officer

Carol Godwin has dedicated her career to working in the social services sector and ‘working with people to make the best of their lives’. With over 25 years experience (over 10 of which have been with Anglicare Central Queensland), she has benefited from a diverse background in providing services from housing, youth, homelessness, disability, aged care, child protection, mental health and counselling. Carol has worked in Australia, the United Kingdom and Cambodia. She is heavily involved in a number of Anglicare Australia networks and sits on the following specialist groups: Out of Home Care, Clinical/Care Governance and Child Safe. Carol credits her longevity in sector to the people she works with – people accessing services, her colleagues and mentors, who inspire her to continue to improve the way services are delivered.

Traci Kittle

Traci Kittle

Manager: Business

Traci has over 25 years’ experience in the accounting field most of which has been in the higher education and not for profit sectors.  She is responsible for Anglicare Central Queensland’s Business Services Unit, including management and performance monitoring of finances, assets, IT and business systems.  Traci has strong links to the local community and is passionate about working for organisations that have a focus on working with and assisting individuals.

Sharon Pabis

Sharon Pabis

Manager: People and Culture

Sharon has worked for over 20 years’ in a management capacity,  in the NFP service delivery sector, covering a broad spectrum of Residential and Community based Aged Care, Counselling Services and Human Resources.

Sharon is part of the team that is responsible for making sure the cogs in the AnglicareCQ wheels keep turning so others can get on and do the job of serving our stakeholders and participants.

Sharon believes that everyone has a unique gifting and ability to excel when they find their niche and so strives to assist those she works with to find that special something. Sharon is passionate about working with those around her to  build confident and positive workplace cultures.

Adam Klaproth

Adam Klaproth

Manager: Housing and Homelessness

Adam has over 10 years’ experience across the social housing and community sectors. He has worked in complex policy development and implementation, housing and community support service delivery and management and has worked closely with peek bodies at state and national levels around reforms of social housing. Currently Adam sits as the Central Queensland representative for QShelter.

He is responsible for Anglicare Central Queensland’s Housing & Homelessness portfolio, including management and performance monitoring of community housing, homelessness support, financial resilience, regional Centrelink access point and emergency relief programs throughout the Central Queensland region.

Adam strongly believes that everybody has a right to safe and secure housing and that adequate housing is essential for human survival with dignity. Housing is a fundamental element of one’s identity and wellbeing and particularly important in the upbringing of our children.

Hayley Mattson-Finger

Hayley Mattson-Finger

Manager: Children, Youth and Families

Hayley has been working within the community services field for over 15 years within the youth, family support and child protection sector.  11 of those years have been with AnglicareCQ in the Central Highlands region.

She is responsible for managing the Children, Youth and Families portfolio which incorporates child protection, counselling, family support, youth programs and residential services.

Hayley is passionate about supporting young people and families and giving them the tools and resources to live their best lives.

Charmaine Law

Charmaine Law

Manager: Foster Care

Charmaine has been working in the community services field for a number of years in child protection, counselling, and community engagement.

She is responsible for overseeing the Foster Care programs in Rockhampton, Gladstone and Emerald, along with the Intensive Foster Care Program for Rockhampton and Gladstone.

Charmaine is passionate about helping and supporting others, particularly the community sector who have suffered great disadvantage in life and may need a helping hand.

“As a descendant of the Wakka Wakka tribe, I would like to pay respects to Darumbal people and I feel honoured to work on their country.”

Jenny Smith

Jenny Smith

Manager: Lifestyle Support

In her over 40+ years of working within health and community care, Jenny Smith has been privileged to work amongst communities across Queensland, including the Torres Straight Islands, Northern and Gulf Aboriginal Communities and more recently in the Central Highlands. Roles have spanned nursing, counselling, disabilities, program development, community development and domestic violence.  Mental health and suicide prevention have been the prime roles since joining AnglicareCQ 11 years ago.

Jenny leads the Lifestyle Support portfolio, including managing the growth and development of NDIS service provision, the mental health and suicide prevention programs. The focus of these programs is working with people to reach their preferred futures through person centred and collaborative service delivery.

Jenny believes in the power of choice for individuals and the power of removing stigma for mental health and disabilities. Jenny’s hope for participants is they learn to overcome their barriers to emotional healing, and through engagement in the Lifestyle Support services individuals will feel empowered to live their best lives and this in turn will lead to the creation of a more authentic and inclusive society.

Brea Hill

Brea Hill

Manager: Residential Care

Brea Hill has worked across several programs during 20 years’ experience in the non-government sector.

Brea is responsible for the Residential Care portfolio, providing a home-like environment for young people who are in the care of the Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multi-Cultural Affairs.

Passionate about building strong relationships, Brea creates a culture in which people thrive and teams feel empowered to meet changing needs.  As a leader, Brea drives practice improvement by implementing evidence-based approaches to achieve the best outcomes for vulnerable children and young people.

Brea is strongly committed to improving immediate and long-term outcomes of children in out-of-home care, creating in each young person a strong sense of safety and security.

Brea’s passion for ensuring children and young people know culture and connection lays their foundation for true commitment to reconciliation.

Gemma O'Brien

Gemma O'Brien

Executive Assistant

Gemma has worked in the NFP sector for 9 years, with over 7 years’ experience as an Executive Assistant.

She is responsible for providing executive support to the Board, CEO and Leadership Team – assisting with administration, logistical support, secretariat and governance functions at board and leadership level to enable increased effectiveness of the overall leadership responsibilities.

Gemma is passionate about supporting people to lead the organisation in a positive and effective direction, allowing staff to work with people to make the best of their lives.