NT Friendship & Support held their Annual General Meeting on Monday, 6 November 2017.
A new Board was elected for 2017/2018 consisting of:
Dani Ford - Chairperson
Daniela has been a board member for four years. Daniela became a Management Committee member due to her interactions with the previous executive officer, and has brought a wealth of knowledge and guidance to the organisation using her skills as a police officer in her interactions with the youth of the community. Daniela also has interests in yoga, parenting, child protection, mental health and youth justice.
Jackie Usher - Secretary
Jackie has been a Katherine resident for the past 20 years and has been involved in NT Friendship & Support for the past seven years. Jackie has accessed the organisation’s respite for her daughter and more recently became a committee member. Jackie brings her skills, knowledge and insights to advocating and supporting our clients with disabilities and their families. Jackie is the ‘heart’ of our management committee and balances the business, vision and mission.
Jo Gamble - Treasurer
Jo previously acted as the committee chairperson, stepping into the role when the previous chair resigned due to work commitments. Jo has a wealth of board experience that she brings to the organisation , including her sector knowledge and her passion for disadvantaged people in Katherine.
Rhiannon Crispe - Committee Member
Rhiannon is new to the board and was previously employed with NT Friendship & Support Inc as their occupational therapist. Rhiannon has 10 years of experience in this field and has a special interest in working with children and people with different abilities.
Rhiannon is a fervent special needs advocate and is passionate about empowering people to live meaningful and purposeful lives. Her enthusiasm for real whole food, movement and a natural low-tox lifestyle sees her take a ‘back to basics’ approach to nurturing and nourishing her family. Rhiannon feels privileged and honoured to be part of such a remarkable organisation that serves the Katherine community on so many levels.
Kelly McGregor - Committee Member
Kelly is a new board member for NT Friendship & Support and is also one of our registered carers providing both foster and crisis care. Kelly has lived in Katherine since 2014 and is proud to call Katherine her home.
Kelly currently works for Wurli Wurlinjang as a Coordinator in a newly established program called the Katherine Individual Support Program.
Kelly is passionate about being a board member as a voice for our carer’s. She can view things from a carer prospective giving a different view and input into the other board members. Kelly believes this valuable role provides a well-balanced edge to a diverse group of people who are providing valuable input into an organisation - making a difference.