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 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.
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.
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.
Manager: Children, Youth and Families
Jolene has over 25 years in the human services sector which mostly has been in State Government.
She is responsible for managing the Children, Youth and Families portfolio which incorporates child protection counselling, family support, youth programs and residential services.
Jolene is passionate about equality and social justice and working with and improving the lives of participants in Central Queensland.
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.”
Manager: Lifestyle Support
Janelle has over 20 years’ experience working with people in regional Queensland. Current experience is within the disability and mental health service spaces. This follows many years’ experience in the higher education sector leading a range of organisational development and change initiatives.
She has oversight of Anglicare Central Queensland’s Lifestyle Support portfolio, including managing the organisation’s continuing growth and development as an NDIS service provider in an increasingly competitive and commercialised market.
Janelle is passionate about working with people to achieve success.
Gemma has worked in the NFP sector for 7 years, with over 5 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.